Probably the least “sexy” (but most important) advice I’ve ever given…
One of the downsides of human nature is that we ignore the proven things that work, and we’re always on the hunt for what’s “new and sexy”.
Let’s say you’re new to coaching…
And you ask me what’s the best way to get good at all the things that coaches have to do …
Well my honest answer would not be very sexy.
Cause I’d tell ya…
- Plan your day the night before.
- Review your performance at the end of the day and make improvements for tomorrow.
After coaching hundreds of coaches…
And also getting pretty damn good at managing myself…
I know this is the fastest path to accomplishing your goals quicker and building your program faster.
Yet my answer is an answer that most people do not want to hear.
Cause it’s not “sexy”.
And it sounds like it will take work.
And most people don’t want that.
They want “miracles”.
Let’s look at another example to really illustrate this point.
Let’s look at golf because I know a lot of you who read this newsletter are golf coaches.
If an average golfer wanted to slash a few strokes off their round, the best thing they could do is spend a few hours each week practicing their chipping and putting.
Cause this is where average golfers lose the most strokes.
They duff their chips…
They 3-putt when it should be an easy 2-putt.
And over the course of 9 holes, this adds up.
So if they were to simply get better with chipping (i.e. put their chips closer to the hole)..
And if they could eliminate their 3-putts…they could easily slash 4-5 strokes off their score.
If you tried to sell this idea to someone as a product, it would tank.
Cause it’s not sexy.
And it sounds like a lot of work.
Most golfers don’t want to sit on the practice green doing putting drills 3x a week.
They just want to smash longer drives…
And hopefully knock a few strokes off their game that way.
They’re not interested in doing the “boring work” that it takes to actually be good.
So what’s my point with all this?
One of the best things you can do is to embrace the idea of doing the “boring work”.
If you’re always chasing the “sexy” thing…
And looking for the “magic pill”…
You will forever struggle.
And that holds true whether we’re talking about planning out your days, recruiting, or playing a round of golf.
The most successful people embrace the boring work.
They don’t run from it.
They understand the boring work is what separates the top 1% from the rest.
That’s a massive lesson if you embrace it.
So I hope you do.
That’s all I got for ya today…
Enjoy your Sunday.
I’m rooting for you.
P.S. If you are looking for more ways to accomplish your recruiting goals faster, come join us for Recruiting Made Simple. We are meeting again tomorrow at 9am EST, 1pm or 8pm EST. The topic will be Getting Your Shit Done.
To your success,
Tudor Collegiate Strategies