Myths are things we believe to be true but well, aren’t. Coaches MUST be myth busters if we are to be instrumental in helping people sort out fact from fiction. Busting myths allows us clarity and focus and energy for our mission and the freedom to embrace a belief fraught with possibilities and creative innovation to support it. AND ABANDON those myths that prove to just well, a myth like, I should be perfect” or “They should be perfect.”
Think about your own firmly held beliefs ABOUT COACHING. Perhaps you believe you can’t make money doing something that you love (and requires no heavy lifting physically, mentally or spiritually!)
When challenged, you’d probably argue for your belief in the myth– and very strenuously — through sheer habit. They aren’t myths, you’ll say,
Oh, you might admit you can’t prove them, but, but but…
It”s hard to let go of the drama, romance, and BIGNESS of a myth, isn’t it?
But success is about myth busting. It’s about ferreting out these lovely stories we tell ourselves and boldly setting out NOT TO PROVE THEM RIGHT, but to prove them wrong.
So what myths are you busting today?