­­If you know me, you know that I have been speaking for a number of years. I have had this consulting business for about 21 years now, as well.

It has been very successful, and I have had a good run. It’s been terrific. Yet recently, a few months ago, I hired a speaking coach.

It’s funny – I shared this with some of my friends and told them I had hired a speaking coach. They said, “What? Why did you do that? You’re already very good,” to which I said, “No, I want to get better.”

I used the comparison to Tom Brady. To be clear, I am not putting myself on the same level as Tom Brady, he really is the greatest of all the time when it comes to playing football. Anyhow, I said, “Wait a minute – I know there are elements that I can improve myself with.”

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I reached out and I interviewed a number of speaking coaches before finally hiring one. It had a significant impact and I very much valued it. It has me thinking about who the coaches in my life are.

Take a moment to ask yourself this question: Who are the coaches you have or had in your life?

Do not think for a moment you are beyond the point of having a coach.

As I said, I have been speaking for years and I have been on stages all over the world in front of large, impressive audiences. It has been a great run, but I still hired a speaking coach because I wanted to go to the next level.

The speaking coach I hired was just for speaking, but it has me thinking about hiring coaches to help me with very specific things. What I found is the more targeted you become, the more specific you want to get. It is a challenge we have to face as we take things to the next level.

Who is the coach in your life? What is the piece you want to focus on?

Maybe it is time you get a coach.

Take care.

Copyright 2021, Mark Hunter “The Sales Hunter” Sales Motivation Blog.  Mark Hunter is the author of A Mind for Sales and High-Profit Prospecting: Powerful Strategies to Find the Best Leads and Drive Breakthrough Sales Results.


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