20 Tips for Young Coaches

This week’s episode of the podcast is going to be – how do I describe it – a bit different.

It all started with one simple question:

If you could give one piece of advice to a young coach or trainer, what would it be?

This had been buzzing around in my brain for a few weeks now, and as I started to outline the article for my website, I just wasn’t sure an article would do it justice.

I’m not sure how you’re going to like it (and I’m honestly quite scared to put this out there!), but here’s my first crack at long-format audio.

This week’s show is dedicated to the young coaches and trainers in our industry.

  • What habits do you need to be successful?
  • What are mistakes that I (and many others have made) that you can learn from?
  • And perhaps most importantly, how do you achieve lasting success?

I truly hope you enjoy the show!

Show Outline

Here are the big bullet points from this episode:

  1. Show Up Early!
  2. It’s Not Just How You Start – It’s How You Finish
  3. Work to be seen, not heard
  4. 2 Eyes, 2 Ears, 1 Mouth
  5. Don’t ever, EVER ask to pick someone’s brain
  6. Be persistent, but not annoying
  7. Attack your craft with a vengeance
  8. You ALREADY ARE in the perfect spot for you
  9. Be Open Minded
  10. Your Next 10 Years Are Outside of Your Comfort Zone – Get Used to it
  11. This Shit Ain’t Fair
  12. Try to work with clients/athletes of all shapes and sizes
  13. It’s NOT about YOU
  14. Ask more questions
  15. Find a great mentor
  16. EXPERIENCE is key
  17. Take great notes
  18. Always think with “Beginner’s Mind”
  19. Learn to Communicate
  20. You aren’t entitled to anything

And if you enjoyed this show, or anything in particular resonated with you, PLEASE share it with a young coach or trainer who you feel can benefit from it. Thank you!

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  1. It has never bothered me when someone asks to “pick my brain.” If someone values my opinion and asks for advice, I’m happy to try and help. Most of us have pretty well tuned radar for situations where we’re being taken advantage of and can address those as necessary. But there’s also an old saying that you can judge someone’s character by how they treat those who can’t reciprocate.

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