Coaching is an art form, so does that make us artists?
Most of us would agree that coaching is an art form. Science has in influence of course, but as a wise man once said, scientists should be on tap, not on top.
So if coaching is an art form, do you consider yourself an artist?
Think about this for a second.
Who do you consider an artist?
What do you consider art?
It may be very different to what initially strikes you.
Of course the sculpture the painting, the building you admire are works of art.
The commonality is they are there to be admired, to provoke thought, to generate discussion.
The people behind these works took pride in their work.
In the process.
The outcome is just a small part of that persons journey.
Which one of the below is the work of art?
So what about our coaching?
You are building something special.
You take pride in your work.
The thought process, the consideration, the craft that you are learning, the passion you have.
The outcome is there to be admired.
I think so.
It’s worth considering your perspective on this.
For me, coaching is an art form, coaches are artists.
But why is this of benefit to us?
Thinking this way puts things into perspective.
It’s not about the next big win, the next PB in the gym.
Outcomes are great but how you move beyond them and onwards has more bearing.
It’s about building something special, continuous learning and applying your craft.
Taking pride in your work, treating your work as art means that the best of you will shine through.
Might be worth thinking about for a minute or two.
Thanks for reading as always folks, and if you like it, please share with your friends. Seth Godin has a strong influence here. Read his blog.
This week as every week some students and interns of mine are doing great things.
Dean Fouache one of my mentorship students over the last year passed his UKSCA accreditation first time. He has accelerated his development this year and is well on the way to building his second thriving personal training/S&C business in the Cardiff area. Look him up if you’re in the area.
Phil Marsden from Warrior Strength Training is moving to bigger things this Summer to meet the demands of his business. Warrior Strength Training provide quality coaching and training programmes for all athletes in the North West.
James Dugdale, intern with me for the last 2-3 years is moving back to the North West to continue his development there. James has gone from working with the university teams at Leeds Met to the EIS working with Boxing and triathlon with Ian Pyper and is now doing a Masters in S&C along with his coaching duties.
All 3 are pushing, driving and making things happen.
Take some action.
Have a great week,