The image of Success used to be a fat tie knot and a double breasted suit
Entrepreneurs have traded suits and ties for tshirts and hoodies
Mark Zuckerberg is notorious for wearing the same clothes everyday
Barack Obama buys multiple versions of the same suits.
Do they do this because they are sartorially challenged?
No, they do it to minimise the number of decisions they make.
Each decision you make takes up significant cognitive load.
Your brain shuffles it into the consciousness and works away at it.
The problem is your conscious mind is small. Limited in its capacity.
High performers minimise the number of decisions they make to preserve this precious resource.
Not being able to make a decision is literally what it means to be stuck.
High performers have another tool in the arsenal.
Someone who can show them the steps to take to get a result.
Someone who’s walked the walk and helped others along the way.
A coach removes variables, decisions and shines a light on the path.
All it leaves is the work. Coaches don’t remove the need for hard work. They focus you on just the hard work you need to get the result you want.
The alternative solo path is like a combination lock. You can try all the different combos. Maybe you’ll find the combo, maybe you won’t. But you’ll waste a lot of energy along the way on all the different combinations.
In a complex world there are more options and variables than ever.
If you want to know the combination, get a coach.
Shine the light.