Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything).
- You have to Intentionally learn from your coach and Intentionally Ignore the Critic:
Proverbs 15:22 (NKJV) “Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors, they are established.”
Proverbs 15:22 (AMP) “Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors, they are accomplished.”
Proverbs 15:22 (MSG) “Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed.”
Insights about Coaches, Mentors, and Counsel.
- Without the right counsel, your plans and dreams will fail and you will become frustrated and unsuccessful.
- With the right counsel, you can get to your goals and dreams faster and also be successful.
- You must be teachable and your goals will be reachable.
- A great mentor and coach will seldom reach out to you, you will need to reach out to them. Proverbs 20:5 NKJV Counsel in the heart of man is likedeep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.
- Learn to get counsel from those who have been successful in the area you want to be successful in.
- You must know the difference between a Coach and a Critic:
- A coach has a relationship with you, a critic barely knows you.
- A coach always assumes the best, a critic always assumes the worse.
- A coach corrects out of love, a critic corrects out of pride.
- A coach has earned respect, a critic has not.
- A coach will handle things privately; a critic will always go public.
- A coach will love you through a disagreement, a critic will hate you no matter what.
- A coach should be listened to; a critic should be ignored.
- You must know where to get counsel when you need it.
Isaiah 9:6, NKJV “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
- Be aware of bad counsel.
- You need to be very careful who you go to for advice and counsel, even if they are supposedly religious.
- There are deceiving counsels and spirits that know God’s word and will give you advice, but it’s not for the right reason.
2 Peter 2:2-3, NCV “Many will follow their evil ways and say evil things about the way of truth. 3 Those false teachers only want your money, so they will use you by telling you lies. Their judgment spoken against them long ago is still coming, and their ruin is certain.”
2 Timothy 3:13, NKJV “But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”
James 1:22, NKJV “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”
- You don’t have to know all mentors personally.