Today, I graduate from my 16-week coaching academy.
In this time, I’ve received a ridiculous amount of training, made friends with coaches on six different continents, and leveled up as a coach and a business owner tremendously.
Each week, we turn in our report. Here’s my last one:
What did you learn?
I learned firsthand:
- that you can do anything well if you’re willing to practice it every single week.
- that mistakes, No’s, rejections, ruts, doubts, fears…are all fuel.
- how to run and grow a sustainable business with zero advertising or promoting.
- how to stand up for myself—my time, my energy, and my life.
- that I don’t have to do more or work harder to get what I want.
- how to run a group call.
- how to ask for what I want.
- how to be an effective speaker, communicator, and coach.
- how to run toward the things that scare me—proposals, asking to connect, inviting people to coaching sessions, and giving feedback (all of which I LOVE doing now).
- what it’s like to have a family of friends and colleagues I’ve never even met before.
- how to provide the space.
- how to be a leader.
- that I don’t need to know how to do something in order to do it.
- that it’s okay to be scared, so long as it doesn’t keep you from taking action.
- how to Vox John so much that he asks everyone to stop Voxing him as much.
- that no matter how unprepared, terrified, or confused I am…I’m ready.
- that I’m damn good at this.
- that I know so much.
- that I know so little.
And who did you become?
- an extraordinary coach.
- an effective business owner.
- enriched by this process.
- humbled by the same process.
- a certified Insight Coach (duh).
- wildly confident when: coaching anyone, helping coaches, and sharing my thoughts and stories.
- a member of the ICC team!
- so good at chess that I destroy Tomas every time we play (can you believe he’s a chess tutor?).
- someone who runs workshops and group calls.
- a guy who is fearless and terrified at the same damn time.
- the best version of myself I’ve ever encountered.
- even funnier than I already was (which I thought was impossible).
- a mentor, a mentee, and a friend.
- a master.
- a life-long student.
Today is graduation day, but I feel like the party is only getting started!