Business Coaching Development: Course Cont...

Chapter Five

Business coaching development is great for preparing yourself for the next step in your leadership career. Start now to prepare for the role you will have 1-2 years from now.

"Do noble things, not simply dream them all day long. Make life, death, and forever, one grand sweet song." - Charles Kingsley

“The best way for any young person to begin, who is without family, friends or opportunity,” said Russel Sage, “is first, by getting a position; second, keeping his mouth shut; third, observing; fourth, being faithful; fifth, making his employer think he would be lost in a fog without him; and sixth, being polite.”

John Wannamaker, whose motto is “Do the next thing”, suggests that careful application, integrity, attention to details, and effective advertising,” are the four steps to success.

The great Emerson advises us as part of our business coaching development to “Do that which is assigned to you and you cannot hope too much or dare too much.”

"Whatever you are by nature, stick with it; never desert your natural line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed."

Too often people see their occupation as a mere necessity for earning a living. What a sad, narrow view to take of what was intended to be their greater calling. The thing that would continually push, stretch, challenge and encourage them to become all that God had intended for them.

There is no doubt that every person has a special fruit to bear on this earth. A very few, geniuses, we call them – realize what they are here to do from a very early age.

Rest assured, you have not found your right place until all your faculties are alive and your whole being consents to the work that is necessary to reach the high point of your vocation.

If your vocation is only a humble one, one that pays little – use business coaching development to do more to elevate it to a higher status. Put into it more than all others who’ve come before you. Broaden the value of the work you do by inventing new methods. Improve the process and you will quickly find yourself employing others to do the same new work.

Leadership executive coaching requires you to learn all that can be known about the business you are in. Study it as you would a golden treasure. Go with purpose to the entry-level, mid and upper positions of your business so that you can learn what it will take to master the industry and become the chief employer in the field.

Gladstone, a business coaching development guru in his own right, says there is a limit to the work that can come from the human body or the human brain, and the wise man or woman will waste no time or energy on pursuits for which he or she is not meant to follow.

“Blessed is he who has found his work,” says Carlyle. “Let him ask nothing else. He has a life purpose; he has found it, and will be wise to be grateful and hold it secure.”

In choosing an occupation, do not ask yourself how you can make the most money or gain the most fame. Choose what will require all your skill and powers, and work hard to develop yourself to meet your aim. Use tools like our life coaching book and other leadership development tools to make faster gains toward your goals.

"Not money or notoriety will feed your thirst to be what you ache to be."

The world does not demand that you be a lawyer, minister, doctor, farmer, scientist, or business owner. Nature does dictate, however, what you should do. It requires you to be a master in whatever your calling is.

If you truly master what you were put on this earth to offer others, the world will ultimately applaud you and all doors will fly open to you. Continual business coaching development in your field will ensure that the money and fame will come. You’ll succeed if you push with ingenuity and remain true to your calling.

Understand clearly that your talent is your calling. Your legitimate destiny speaks to you in your heart and mind. Follow your heart and know without question that you cannot successfully fight against your own aspirations. Parents, friends or even misfortune may convince you to “be realistic”, and compel you to take on unwelcome tasks.

If your talent is one thing but you are unsure if it is your calling, reflect on it squarely. If you wake up thinking of it; if you dream about it throughout each day; and you go to sleep seeing yourself as this one thing – odds are that you are meant to be it.

Go-at-it-iveness is the first requisite for success. Stick-to-it-iveness is the second. Life coaching training experts will tell you that Under ordinary circumstances, and with practical common sense to guide you, one who has these two assets will not fail.

Busienss Coaching Development Activities

  1. Describe an instance in your life where your determination, or lack thereof, has created your present existence. Explain how you have typically responded to this kind of situation in your past.

  2. Are you satisfied with the typical outcome or do you wish to improve in this area of your life?

  3. Given what you know now from the above business coaching development article, do you think you can improve in this area of your life? If yes, list your next steps to ensure this happens.

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» Chapter Eight - The Triumphs of Enthusiasm

"The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him in employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or statues, or songs."

- Emerson

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