Coaching Is Like Fertilizer

There are only so many people you can coach.  I like to think of coaching as putting fertilizer on a plant.

A plant that’s growing will grow a whole lot faster if you throw some fertilizer on it.  A dead plant on the other hand, is a waste of your resources, and no amount of fertilizer is going to help.

We have an instinct to pour our time into coaching our ‘deadest plants’.  This is a waste of time.  We should be looking for signs of life and pour fertilizer on those plants.

Try to spend 80% of your time coaching your winners, and 20% with your whiners.  That’s the way to get the best results.

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