There’s an important quality that can make or break your success in business: coachability!
Being coachable means having a desire to learn, being receptive to feedback, and being willing to make changes. It means keeping an open mind and being adaptable, even in the face of challenges. It’s about embracing a growth mindset instead of thinking you know it all – because if you think you know it ALL, you don’t!
When you're open to feedback and guidance, you're more likely to learn from your mistakes and make positive changes. You're also more likely to build strong relationships with your team and customers because they'll feel heard and valued. On the flip side, if you're not coachable, you're more likely to get stuck in your ways and miss out on opportunities to grow and improve. You might also come across as stubborn or difficult to work with, which is not exactly a recipe for success.
So, how can you tell if you’re coachable? Here are some signs:
You are willing to learn: Being coachable means having a thirst for knowledge and being open to learning new things. You are not afraid to admit when you don't know something and you’re willing to seek out information and guidance to improve.
You are open-minded: Being coachable also means being open to different perspectives and ideas. You’re willing to consider new ways of doing things and are not set in your ways.
You take feedback well: Being coachable means being able to take constructive criticism without becoming defensive or argumentative. You’re willing to listen to feedback and consider how it applies to you, even if it’s not what you want to hear.
You are adaptable: Being coachable means being able to adapt to change and make adjustments to your behavior or attitude to improve. You’re not afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new things.
If you find yourself resisting feedback or being defensive when someone tries to offer you guidance, you may not be as coachable as you think. Being coachable requires humility and a willingness to put your ego aside and accept that there is always room for improvement.
So, why is being coachable important? Because it sets you up for future success and can literally help you step up your game when it comes to being a business owner. If you want more of what you have (or more of what you don’t?), you won’t get there with the same mindset and moves that got you where you are today.
And if you really want to step up your game, working with a High Performance Business Coach helps too! Apply to work with me 1:1 today!