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How To Be Coachable
Episode 4324th October 2023 • Business is Good with Chris Cooper • Chris Cooper
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For the last 15 years, I've almost always had a 1:1 mentor. I've participated in masterminds, had specific coaches, but always paid someone to help me set goals, build a plan and stay on course. I pay between $100,000 and $250,000 per year, but the ROI is unmeasurable (though it's in the millions.)

Working with a mentor is a two-way street. These are professionals whose time is almost always worth more than my time; who have done the hard (and sometimes boring) work to get where they are. They are not my personal assistant - they are not going to do the work for me. They are not Google--they're not going to go seeking answers that I can easily find myself. They see things that I don't; they remove obstacles in advance; and they stop me from taking wrong turns that would waste time and money. But to get that benefit, I have to be a good client. Over the last 15 years, I've learned that, to get a great return on mentorship, I have to be a good mentee. I have to be coachable. Here are my top tips:

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