Coach Jim Johnson

Are you open to coaching?

What makes you coachable?

What does it mean to be coachable?  Are you able to take in feedback and process it in a productive manner?  Or, do you shut down and get negative with yourself in your mind?  Last week, I attended a “Keynote Kamp” in Denver, CO where I was able to learn a lot of new things on how to improve my professional speaking skills.  I left there a better speaker as well as a better person.  When was the last time you received constructive feedback from someone?  Did you shut down or did you thrive?  The #CJJblog this week talks about how you can become more coachable.  Enjoy.

  • Seeking feedback. Do you seek others opinion or feedback?  This can either be a tremendous help or a significant setback, depending on how you receive the information.  Constantly taking in feedback from others can get you accustomed to being coachable.
  • Handle criticism. Take in the information and weed out some things that may not be helpful.  Allow this criticism to give you a new perspective and adjust your strategy.  How do you handle criticism?
  • Good to great. Are you willing to put in the work to go from being good to great?  In order to increase your chances at success, you must be willing to blow up and tear down your whole strategy before you continue forward.
  • Back to move forward. It’s okay to take a few steps back and regroup before you proceed.  Have the long term always in the forefront of your mind and your ability to be coachable will increase immensely.
  • Stick with CANEI. Constant And Never Ending Improvement.  Use this formula to stay in the right mindset.  Seek out coaching and grow your mind on a daily basis.  Do you use the CANEI formula each day?

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson will be giving a professional speech at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN on April 8th, which is the same weekend and location of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.

Life Tip #20:  Learn to speak confidently in public