To be a ‘successful’ ADI you need to analyse what success means to you.
Is it money? If it is, are you getting paid what you are worth? If you answer ‘No’ are you prepared to change?
It is a competitive market place and some ADIs will be more successful than others - have you taken the time to look at your competitors? Model yourself on what, in your opinion, the successful ADI does that you don't.
Do you crave job satisfaction? Do you get up in the morning and relish the challenges that you will face and do you come home at the end of the day satisfied with your rewards - not just financial rewards but the rewards we get from helping someone else learn and achieve their goals?
If you were to design the perfect ADI job what would it look like to you? Do you have enough breaks during the day? Are you looking after yourself mentally and physically? Where do you want to be in 6 months, one year, 5 years or even 10 years’ time? Are you just existing or do you have a future goal that you are striving to achieve?
When I look around at successful people I often see they are hard working and seem to have clear ambition. So how do you stand head and shoulders above your competition and if you do currently what can you do to stay there? How successful do you think a busy ADI is when they work long – and, often, unsociable – hours? Do they struggle to say no to a customer because when we are self employed we can get scared of where that next customer is coming from? Success is not necessarily a full diary.
If you want to market yourself successfully you have to start with the end in mind and that is ‘what do you want’? Working back from that position helps.
At Tri-Coaching Partnership we can help you because we are passionate about developing ADIs. The BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development takes place in key locations around the country. Our next courses start in:
Newport Pagnell on March 8th