Coaching. It’s a word that means so much to me because it has changed my life both personally and professionally, but many people feel like the c-word means something negative.
Coaching is about helping you reach goals and planning your next steps. It allows someone from outside your daily life and routine to give you insight into your current reality. Many people think they are somehow being punished when it’s recommended they seek out coaching. Many others see working with a coach as a sign of weakness. Using a coach doesn’t mean you’re failing. In fact, when you say yes to coaching it means you truly care about what you are doing, and you want your work to produce the best results possible.
The bottom line is this; your current actions and attitude are working together right now to perfectly produce the results you’re getting. Reversing this logic shows us that in order to produce better results, you need to have better actions and attitude.
Actions + Attitude = Results
Results = Actions + Attitude
The logic above seems simple enough, but the the reality is, most of the time, it is really hard to see how to better our actions and attitudes. This is where your coach can help. Coaches are trained to see your greater potential and challenge you to achieve that potential incrementally over time.
I recently met Chris, at a retreat for his students. While at the retreat, Chris signed up for a 30-minute coaching session with me. The coaching sessions were offered for free to youth pastors during the scheduled free time for the day. Not many people took advantage of the coaching for the same reasons I listed above, but Chris was different. He was early and waiting on me because he couldn’t wait to get started.
Chris is part of a trio of dads who run their church’s student ministry. All the dads have full-time jobs and volunteer on their time off to run the student ministry. Chris wanted to meet with me because he wanted to discover the best way to move his church’s ministry forward.
So, here is what’s so incredible about Chris. He not only leads this ministry voluntarily, which brought 17…SEVENTEEN…students to this retreat, but he also cared enough about the future of the ministry to seek out coaching.
There is SO much that I love about Chris: his heart for ministry, his passion for guiding students to Jesus, and his love for the other dads he leads with. Since meeting with him at that retreat, I pray for him everyday. I am so moved seeing Chris’ love for Jesus push him to be his absolute best for his ministry and his church. May we all have the drive to be our best for our students!
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