I was speaking with one of my students recently about what is happening in his Internet business. He started with me almost two years ago, and achieved a level of success within a few months. He created products, offered his own training programs, and was asked to speak at an online marketing event last year. I did not hear from him for several months, but I still received his emails and saw what he was offering to his list.
After speaking with him I found out that his income has not increased during the past year. Even though he continues to offer new programs, write articles, and hold teleseminars, his list is not growing and his business has become stagnant. Unfortunately, this is not the first student I have has this experience with. I attribute it to one thing – being coachable.
On closer examination it turns out this student has attended less than ten percent of the group coaching calls I offer during the past six months. He has not read my blog in many months. He does not even read my emails any longer. His Twitter page is self-serving, only offering links to his own articles and blog posts, instead of acknowledging others. When I made some suggestions for what he could do to increase his business at the first of the year, he told me that he had to disagree with what I was telling him because he had found ‘a better way’. At that point he was no longer coachable.
What about you? Are you willing to work with a mentor who believes in you? Are you giving more than receiving? Are you still coachable?