I have conversations almost every single day about the value of coaching. And so of course I need to model that in my own life and business. While I get plenty of coaching in practice sessions with students and associate coaches, I recently hired a dedicated coach for my business. Wow, I had forgotten how beneficial it can be to have that structured time with a trained ear.
I wanted to stretch into spending more time working ON my business rather than IN my business, a concept explored in The E-Myth Revisted by Michael E. Gerber (highly recommended). Pastors, I know you can relate to this concept of being so busy working IN your ministry every day that you’re not working ON it – such as taking time to create a vision and working towards making it happen.
Talking with my coach and taking that time to be 100% focused on my own goals, it was effortless for me to be fully present in the conversation and get a laser-focused view of my situation. Even more importantly, this is someone outside of my business – in fact, he’s not professionally involved in the church at all. And that objective perspective is invaluable. This is a good reminder for pastors-turned-coaches to be open to finding clients in corporate settings – they may be just as eager for the new different vantage point you have to offer.
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