Become the best coaching student to get the most benefits
Updated: May 9
Controversial take: if you join a coaching program or a mastermind group, you should always do everything to be the best student.
The new era of education
Coaching programs, mentorship and masterminds have gotten more and more popular in the past few years (although these have always existed).
As consumers and business owners, we’ve realized that it’s so much faster to reach your goals (whatever they might be) if you have someone helping you along the way.
And as time is actually the one resource we can’t make more of, getting help and making fast progress just makes sense.
It’s the new age of learning, and more and more of us are taking advantage of it.
And although it differs from traditional education, some rules still apply.
Become the best to get the best opportunities
In school, the best students would get rewarded at the end of the school year with stipends. These were usually gift cards or a smallish sum of money that you could then use over the summer.
In today’s coaching programs and mentorships, the best clients still tend to reap more benefits.
When you join a coaching program, you become a student of the new strategy and knowledge you’re there to learn.
The better you do, the more proof it is that the strategy works, and it works well.
This means that whoever created the strategy and is running the program, is benefiting from your results. (and here it’s good to note that you of course are also benefiting from your results).
So, it really is a win-win situation for both.
And if you happen to experience some bumps in the road (as you always will), as the best client, your coach is more than happy to troubleshoot with you, so that you can get back on track.
This is not to say that they won’t do it with everyone (they will, and if they don’t, you should probably steer clear of their coaching)—but when you’ve proven that you’re a hard worker and an action taker, you’re going at the top of their priority list.
In other words, becoming the best client improves your chances of success.
The other, maybe less unexpected benefit is that being the best client gets your more attention and visibility from the coach but also the community.
When you do well, others turn to you for guidance and inspiration.
Your results are essentially networking for you.
The visibility can come in many ways: I have personally experienced my coaches and mentors asking me to:
be interviewed on their podcasts
be a video reference
share my testimonials with their audience.
All of the above gave me even more visibility and credibility.
Moreover, being the best client has allowed me to connect and engage with the owners or founders of these programs and other like-minded clients.
And even after the program has ended, some of them have offered their help and support, which is vital in building a successful business.
So, what’s the take away from all this?
My advice to you is to be dedicated and committed to the process or program, as there is no single tactic or magic trick that can lead to success. Success comes from being committed and trusting the process.
Here are three actionable tips that you can immediately start using:
Come prepared: Before each coaching or mastermind session, take the time to review your goals and what you want to achieve. Write down any questions you have or any challenges you are facing. This will help you make the most of your time with your coach or mentor and ensure that you are moving forward.
Be accountable: Set clear goals and action steps with your coach or mentor and make sure to follow through on them. Keep track of your progress and share it with your coach or mentor. This will show them that you are serious about your growth and success.
Engage with the community: Get involved with the community of like-minded clients in your coaching program or mastermind. Attend events, participate in discussions, and offer help and support to others. This will not only help you build relationships but also show your coach or mentor that you are committed to the program and its success.
I stress the importance of going to any coaching program or mentorship with an open and positive mind, trusting that it will work for you, just as it has worked for others. Why would you be any different?
In conclusion, becoming the best client of your coach or mentor is a sure way to succeed in coaching programs and masterminds.
Not only will you get the best ROI (return for your investment), it also gets you more visibility, attention, and support from the community.
Remember, success is a journey, not a destination.
Enjoy the journey and keep learning. — Marianne PS: I hope you enjoyed our first weekly Growth Letter and found value in it.
I also covered this topic in my latest YouTube video which you can watch from here.
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