The Difference Between A Cheerleader and a Coach

The term “coach” has become a buzzword these days. There are life coaches, health coaches, sales coaches and others. People seem to want someone to “coach” them. However, I believe what people are really wanting is a cheerleader.

In the realm of “personal development” people want to be told, “You can do it! I’m rooting for you.” Cheerleaders tend to offer praise before goal is reached, in hopes of inspiring the players, crowd, etc. to reach the goal. Coaching isn’t quite the same.

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Get Butch Bellah’s Book on Sales (It’s Free)

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I don’t usually make a habit of recommending a book I haven’t read, but in this case I will make an exception. My friend Butch Bellah’s The 10 Essential Habits of Sales Superstars: Plugging into the Power of Ten is free this week (Kindle Only). I have downloaded the book and will read it very soon.

While I don’t know the entirety of the content, I do know Butch. As a friend and “”leadership colleague,” I know the wealth of knowledge Butch has in the area of sales and leadership. Anything he puts to paper will be priceless.

The 10 Essential Habits of Sales Superstars is a thorough, easy-to-follow manual that lays out a roadmap for creating the habits that lead to increased sales results. Drawing on decades of successful experience selling, managing sales organizations, and training sales people, Butch Bellah has wisdom for the new salesperson and established veteran alike. — Amazon

Why is it free? Well, Butch hopes this effort will raise the book on the Amazon lists, so that he can help more people (and make more money.) So, you get to benefit from his efforts. The only investment you have is the time you will spend reading. Trust me, the return on that investment will be well worth it.

Click here or the link above to be whisked away to Amazon to get your copy.

4 Ways to Find the Time to Read

reader“I don’t have time to read books.”

“I don’t like to read.”

How many times have you heard those excuses when it comes to personal development?

How many times have you used those excuses?

I used to do the same thing. But not anymore.

Readers Lead and Leaders Read
— Dave Ramsey (and probably many others)

While listening to Dave Ramsey one day, I heard him say that he has a “required reading” list for new hires and that he himself reads at least one nonfiction book a month.

Personally, I have been known to go through spurts when it comes to reading, and usually in fiction. But I never seemed to have the “time” to read for personal growth.

Today, though I am reading more than ever, and mostly nonfiction. Here are four ways to find the time to read.