Every person requesting to join The Coaching Jungle Facebook group is asked:
“What’s the biggest challenge/frustration in your coaching business?”
I read every answer, to keep my finger on the pulse of the coaching world and because I’m interested to see what coaches are struggling with at the moment.
The answers often revolve around the level of competition in the industry, with something like: “There are too many coaches out there!”
While I agree that there are a lot of coaches (more than when I started 6 years ago), I’d argue that we’re just seeing the tip of the iceberg for the industry. More and more people will learn about the benefits of hiring a good coach, and there will be demand for good coaches for years down the road.
Regardless, there are ways you can use competition to motivate you and improve your results.
I read a story about Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, one of the most famous rivalries in sports history. While they didn’t like each other for most of their careers, chances are neither would have achieved what they did without being pushed by the other.
The day after Magic retired because he contracted HIV, Bird went through his usual pre-game routine of stretching, jogging, and shooting baskets from his usual spots …
But for the first time ever, he had absolutely no desire to play. Magic was pushing him to play, even if he didn’t realize it at the time.
From “How To Win Friends And Influence People In The Digital Age”:
“Some people seem to think competition is a dirty word. It isn’t. Competition is one of the most compelling realities of the natural world. While connection is necessary to keep us thriving, competition is necessary to keep us striving”.
If you’re ready to get out on the court and compete, The Coaching Jungle Mastermind will give you the team to help with that.
A new group just opened up, and there’s space for you: