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The One Thing: Planning Trumps Passion

“The single most important difference between amateurs and elite performers is that the elite performers sought out teachers and coaches while they were still amateurs.

The One Thing by Gary Keller, page 186


The more skilled a person is at their craft, the more likely it is that they have a coach to guide them. This goes for Olympic Athletes, pro football players, musicians, TV celebrities, movie stars, and singers.

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All of these “competitors” and “students” know and appreciate the difference between criticism and coaching. At virtually every award ceremony, isn’t it the coach who is publicly recognized early in the acceptance speech?

If this is the case (and it is the case), then why do so many entrepreneurs shun outside input from those who have a thorough understanding of how to build a successful career? I’ll answer that! (Money)

I think I know the root cause of this strange behavior: There are a number of travel agents who do not believe in their value. They are not convinced that they could have a profitable future in the travel industry if they just introduced a few proven strategies. They also do not see the value of “going to school” on somebody else’s experience. Or, on the other hand, perhaps they simply are not “coachable.” They feel they already have all the answers and their current lot in life is good enough.

Bottom Line: Think like the pros. Get a coach. Listen to the coach. Practice what the coach tells you. Become the best in your business.





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