What Golf Has Taught Me About Business
Whether you’re playing golf, running your business, cooking, or doing ANYTHING for that matter, I think this “shortcut to success” is applicable.
About three to four months ago, I started playing golf more regularly. I had played a couple times as a kid, but never played consistently and took it seriously.
I was an athlete growing up, so naturally I’m very competitive.
Now, I go out with my buddy Harrison to play, and he spanks me every time. I slice the ball, hit the grass first, make bad contact…everything you DON’T want to do!
This is SUPER frustrating for me because I can typically beat Harrison at everything. But golf is the one thing I can’t figure out.
So, being competitive, I decide that I’m going to do whatever it takes to get really good at golf.
It’s fun and I could probably play it the rest of my life, so why not?
I was noticing that every time I would play, I wouldn’t get much better because I didn’t know what I was doing wrong.
So, what I did was I went out and I hired a coach. I’ve done this exact same thing with other areas of my life such as business, so I figured why not apply this same shortcut to success to golf?
My golf coach, Tommy, is a professional. I figure by hiring him to help me, I can cut out what I’m doing wrong and stop practicing bad habits, and instead start focusing on the correct tactics to improve my game.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m no golf expert and still have a lot to learn, but what hiring a coach has allowed me to do was get results a lot faster than I would have been alone. Shoot, if I was playing on my own with no guidance, I’d probably give up eventually from frustration.
So, hire a coach in whatever you’re doing!
I have coaches for all different areas of my life because I truly believe it’s the ultimate shortcut to success.
Simply find somebody that’s already done it and have them coach you through the process.
Depending on the topic and experience level of the coach, it may just be a little money for help, but it could also be a lot of money just to get around them.
I always say it’s worth it because you don’t have to try to figure it all out for yourself. You learn from somebody that’s already done it, and they guide you through the process.
So, get a coach!