There are a lot of excuses for not building coaches into our lives.
One of my favorites is, “Sure, I’d love to have a coach, but I just can’t afford it.”
So…start with what you can afford.
If that’s nothing, ask 10 people you respect to give you a little coaching on a project you are working on (or on your soul). I’ll guarantee that 2 of them will say yes (if they don’t, I’ll give you a little coaching myself!).
I have coaches I pay (my counselor, for example). But when I first started building my team of coaches, every coach was a volunteer.
- I’d find someone doing great youth ministry, and I’d take them to coffee every few months.
- I’d find someone building great businesses, and buy them lunch.
- I’d meet someone with a resonant faith and joyful countenance, and we’d meet together.
Some of the relationships became on-going, formal relationships. Some were one-off meetings that helped me move the needle in some area of my life.
So take a quick inventory for yourself:
How many coaches would you like to have in what areas of your life? How many do you actually have? What are you going to do about it today?