This article is written by Ramanuj Mukherjee, CEO, LawSikho.
If you ever had someone who was responsible for you getting better at something, then the answer is yes.
In most cases, our parents are our earliest coaches.
People who played sports seriously really understands the value of a coach.
So do I. I have a coach. I spend a sizable chunk of my monthly income on having a coach.
I also spend a lot on books, courses, apps, content subscription etc that increase my knowledge, provide me with critical and timely insights and enhance my core competencies.
I am always on the lookout for things I can do to get better at my work.
Still, having the coach is probably the most important decision I took in January 2018. Most expensive also. Its goal oriented, and each and every goal I have taken on with my coach has been realised!
In 2019, I am glad that I found a coach. I have no idea how I would have survived the year without her!
Working together, we turned around a year that could have been the biggest disaster of my life into something I will look back as a beginning of something amazing.
Doubling revenue in 6 months? Achieved.
Surviving the disaster caused by NUJS and coming out stronger? Achieved.
Launching new courses in record time? Achieved.
Ensuring better coordination and working relationship with my co-founder? Done.
Developing a habit of working out regularly? Done.
Ensuring that personal crisis or depression does not interfere with my work? She did it.
Actually, she didn’t do it. I did it. But she helped me plan things out meticulously, helped me to foresee the problems ahead of time, made me put in Plan B and Plan C where I would have gone into the battlefield without a detailed battle Plan A left to myself, and pointed out my glaring flaws so that I could work on them.
You are never too good to have a coach. Even all-time greats like Michael Jordan, Sachin Tendulkar and Roger Federer needed coaches. When you want to be a top performer, you would better get a coach. Top CEOs and MDs also have coaches. Here is an article in the Entrepreneur magazine which talks about it. People like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Erich Schmidt all used coaches too.
Let me tell you how I finally got a coach. I was familiar with the concept that even an entrepreneur can have a coach. But I finally got the impetus to do it when I saw Games2Win founder Alok Kejriwal asking for recommendations for coaches on Facebook. If Alok, who is nothing short of a visionary and role model in my eyes, need a coach, then how come I don’t have one?
In the next one week I found my coach. It was really expensive for me at that time, but I went for it anyway. You can’t expect amazing coaches to come cheap. You get what you pay for.
Let me just tell you a story that demonstrates the real importance of a coach.
One day a tiger fell into a pond while drinking water and got stuck into the mud. It struggled a lot to come out but the more it tried more badly it got stuck in the quicksand like mud. Then it noticed a cow had also fallen into the mud, but it wasn’t struggling at all. It was basically chilled out.
The tiger was shocked. He asked, why are you not worried? You fell into the mud. This is so dangerous. How are you going to save your life?
The cow said “Don’t worry about me, I have a master. When he sees in the evening that I haven’t returned home, he will come looking for me and find me here. He will then rescue me. You, on the other hand, need to worry very much.”
The tiger was aghast. He was the king of the jungle, the most powerful, magnificent, cunning animal. However, when he falls into the mud, the humble cow has a better chance of survival, just because it has a master?
That’s the role a coach plays in our lives.
This is why we always include an element of coaching in our premium law courses. I know finding a coach who can teach you law and help you to improve step by step will be hard, if not impossible, and definitely very expensive.
At LawSikho, we make it easier, cheaper and more accessible. Here is an example on how we coach our students live on complicated legal tasks.
If you can hire or find a coach who will guide you and work with you to become the champion that you want to be then go ahead. Your second best option, however, as far as legal training and coaching to learn legal skills is concerned, will be LawSikho courses.
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