As driving instructors we do the everyday tasks that keep our head above water, or some of us may not even do those. You know the tasks, keep the car clean and tidy, put some fuel in the car, planning our diary etc..
So what do we do about luck? You may know some of the sayings used by the golfer Gary Player in retorts to journalists that called him lucky he said :
"The harder you work, the luckier you get."
"We create success or failure on the course primarily by our thoughts."
"I've travelled more than any human being who's ever lived."
"As we all know... golf is a puzzle without an answer."
"You must work very hard to become a natural golfer."
“The more I practice, the luckier I get.”
So how do you apply that to your business? Are you so busy that the opportunity to develop yourself, your skills, your business just pass you by as you chase that ever disappearing pound down the road? You can get so wrapped up in the pursuit of your daily goals you can easily miss the unexpected and wonderful possibilities that could be just around the corner for you.
So how do you become lucky? Apparently it is really the result of perceptions, personality traits, choices and actions. Those who are open and receptive to new experiences and are curious to find out more with a willingness to experiment are far luckier than those who are naturally cautious. Psychologist Richard Wiseman believes that no more than 10% of life is the result of pure chance but it is how you respond that is the key. The key to luck is to surround yourself with positive people and network in new circles. Look around for opportunities that suddenly appear especially those that give you a chance to be creative. You must think of yourself as lucky, lucky people continue to strive and engage in new ways, especially those that can be a source of inspiration.I could be easily talking about how lucky some of the ADI's who have undertaken the BTEC Level 4 Professional Award in Coaching for Driver Development have become.I was reading some research by Matthew Smith a psychologist at Buckinghamshire University whose research into luck suggests these 5 approaches will help you.
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Completed my BTEC 4 in coaching several years ago, the best CPD investment I’ve ever made ! It changed everything for the better. Graham Hooper & Susan McCormack deliver every time.
Took my training to an other level. Gave me the confidence to become the best trainer I could. Offered ongoing support and guidance. The BTEC 4 was the best thing I ever did. Would highly recommend any instructor to go on a Tri-Coaching journey of personal development.
I very much enjoyed working on the Btec 4 with Susan and Graham. Their delivery was interesting, the assignments absolutely on point with developing myself and my learners. No death by power point moments, and no numb bum at all. There was always plenty of support, laughter, new friends, and plenty of delicious food on hand too! I was nervous about the in car training, but Fiona and Kevin made it relaxed and enjoyable. By far the best training I've been on as a driving instructor. Time for other training bodies in this industry to wake up to how it should be done! The monthly payments absolutely worked for me, otherwise I probably wouldn't have taken the course. Many thanks to you all.
I tried to remember how it all began..... a hazy memory of a vague conversation with Graham Hooper, where I made every excuse why not to sign up for the course. My main concern was that I was not clever enough, it seemed like a marathon, a massive task. Did I really want to invest that much in myself? Well all the answers came back as No.... How then did I find myself signing up for the BTEC 4? In 2011, I signed on the dotted line and never looked back. For me, it was not an easy ride, blood, sweat and tears went into many an assignment. One of The Team were always there with words of encouragement and continue to support up to this day. I have gone on to do other courses, including Train the Trainer, which is very enlightening in its own right. Running my own Standards Check workshops for other adis, I never, ever thought I would be doing that. Going from a Grade 4 instructor to a Grade A coach was such a massive achievement for me, it gave me so much confidence and a voice, putting me in a great position to share my knowledge to help others. Two ADIs who asked ME for Standards Check support went on to achieve 51/51! How amazing is that? Tri-Coaching is a great company, with people that care and are doing their best to change our industry for the better. Their dream is coming true... long may it continue. Thank you Linda
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