It’s not easy or always fun. But we all need coaching.

It’s not easy because you might feel embarrassed, insecure, or foolish when you realize something you’ve been doing publicly is not as good as you thought it was.  As self-aware as we think we are, we all have blind spots. When someone questions our work, we get defensive because we can’t believe we could possibly suck that bad.

As my husband likes to say, “embrace the suck” of facing reality and let’s get busy growing.

As much at it might sting, you really do want to know the truth. The truth will set you free to become great, impactful, and relevant.  And that’s what you want.

So pick a smart friend. Or ask your spouse. Or find a good coach. And listen.

“Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.” – Proverb 12:1 NIV