My wife and I were invited to attend the 70th Anniversary of Wholesale Electric; a family owned business located in Houston, Texas. The evening included crawfish, fried catfish, potatoes, corn, and beer. Performing at the party was Texas's own Cory Morrow. Watching Cory and his band play a 2 hour, non-stop set, made me think about mastering my craft.
In Malcom Gladwell's book Outliers, he states that anyone can master a skill with 10,000 hours of practice. It is often said, "time on task over time" will equal a desired outcome. When I look at my coaching practice since 2010, I've booked over 10,000 hours in coaching sessions with business owners. When a coaching client says that I taught a particular script with ease, or I make a skill like time management seem so easy, what they are really experiencing is the result of working on a skill with over 10,000 hours of practice.
Are you a new business owner? If so, give yourself time. Often times when speaking with...