I’d like to talk here about your most advanced clients. The ones who have taken your courses, worked with you one-on-one, and are now ready to take it up a notch – or 2 or 3. They’re ready to achieve an exceptional level of achievement in your field.
Are you ready for them?
Oh dear, you hope so, don’t you? Well, don’t worry, Anders Ericsson is the guy who can help to you answer, “Yes” to that question. He’s amazing.
If you’ve read about the 10,000 hour rule – or anything else about superior performance – it’s likely Ericsson’s research they were talking about. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, no biggie. But you might want to get a hold of his latest book, Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise if this topic gets your blood flowing.
In it, he lays out a method for someone like you – an expert in your field – to support others in their journey towards mastery. It’s a journey he calls “Deliberate Practice.”
If this sounds like something that would help you clients and something that you should be doing in your business, read on.
Deliberate Practice? What is it?
Deliberate practice is a technique for mastering skills and realizing your potential.
Deliberate practice makes a difference, but few people do it. It’s hard. It’s uncomfortable. And achieving excellence is not always called for. A subset of your clients, however, will want to achieve mastery and will want you to coach them through it.