Dogs Dont Say MEOW
The cat wanted to prove just how dumb the family dog was.
So he decided to teach him something basic – like how to meow.
The cat pulled Rover aside and said, “All you have to do is open your mouth…and MEOW comes out. Ok…now you try.”
The dog sits there…eventually whining.
So the cat tries again, “No, it sounds like this, MEOW.”
The dog sites there…and barks.
Now the cat is frustrated. So he tries one more time, “It’s like this, MEOW.”
The dog sites there…sees his own tail wiggling…grabs it falling over in a pile.
The cat walks off in frustration saying, “I TOLD you dogs were dumb.”
Why this stupid little story about the cat and the dog? I don’t know about you, but I’m totally annoyed at all these internet gurus who sell coaching programs, but it’s NOT the expert doing the coaching. It’s a $10 an hour employee they’ve handed a little manual to with instructions to teach an entrepreneur how to succeed online.
The cat has a better chance of teaching the dog to say meow.
Employees and entrepreneurs think differently. In fact, part of the challenge when coaching someone who is just starting out in business is helping them get over the employee mentality.
Entrepreneurs aren’t paid for the hours they work for example. They’re paid for the value they create. As they leverage their efforts, both the risks and the rewards grow.
I’ve had several companies contact me recently with the offer to run “coaching services” for my customers. They did all the normal name dropping of everyone they worked for and how good they were at closing people into high dollar coaching programs.
Yet when I did my research on these people’s coaching programs (the people they said they worked with) the majority of what I found were complaints about high pressure sales tactics and unhappy clients.
In my opinion…it’s because cats can’t teach dogs to meow.
Can coaching entrepreneurs be leveraged? Of course it can, but it is NOT through employees. You can do group coaching programs. You can use the same coaching strategies in a product (in the Monthly Mentor Club I’m teaching you DIRECTLY from questions and strategies my one-on-one coaching clients needed).
And you can rest assured…I do all the writing personally for the club.
And you’ll find several organizations who taught their coaching strategies to other entrepreneurs interested in running their own coaching businesses. They just don’t have employees doing the coaching.
Below is a quick video of me meowing at my german shepherd Champ. I wanted him to give me the head tilt (he has tilted his head so far at times it goes completely sideways), but instead he just complained about it. Or maybe he was trying to Meow at the end.
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