My Learning – Your Benefit!

I conversed with my coach the other day about my first-ever published book in 2021. It became an Amazon bestseller on day one. As my wife and I were sticking the bestseller stickers on the books, we looked back and I realized I didn’t like school, I avoided reading, didn’t go to college, and didn’t adapt to reading until 1990. I also in 1990 did the Tony Robbins Personal Power 30-day program which started my journey into self-improvement. I next picked up a book called Psychology of Winning by Denis Waitley. And that is where I started my process of love for reading and learning.

As I was speaking with my coach, we were talking about how things are consistently changing at such a rapid rate. If you look at marketing, social media, and technology, things happen so quickly, that sometimes it’s difficult to keep up. I was expressing my enthusiasm and excitement for it doesn’t matter how much we’ve learned, or how much we know, there’s so much more to learn, know, and understand. I’ve read a lot of books. Reading is the greatest form of leverage. When someone writes a book, they have all their wisdom, experiences, ups, downs, learnings, and how they’ve traveled through adversity. We can read that book in a two to three-hour span and gain all that content and wisdom.

Since 1990, I’ve been to quite a few seminars. Peter Lowe used to do the Success Series in which you had six to eight successful people come to an auditorium to speak and share their journey of success tidbits. I’ve met Pat Riley, Zig Ziglar, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali, presidents, congressmen, and sports figures. The list goes on. I was blessed with the ability to pick these people’s brains. They shared their characteristics, their stories, and all the good and difficult lessons from their journey. I remember Pat Riley speaking. I thought I would get a conversation all about leadership and winning, however, he talked about; when it’s quiet time at the end of the evening is when you can get the most attention from your child. That’s when you lay down with them and ask about their day because those will be the times both you and your child are going to cherish. Never thought I would have received that type of wisdom from a man like Coach Riley.

And over the years, between those webinars, seminars, conversations, books read, the exercises we do, everything we do to become better, we become a culmination of all that, all that wisdom extracted from others. When I work with clients being their coach, most are younger than I, and all that wisdom and knowledge that I’ve absorbed over the years comes to the table.

In my book, Knock It Out of the Park Leadership: Chapter 13: Mentors are Molders. I talked about Wayne Huizenga and Jim Moran; the Courtesy Man. Jim Moran was in charge of Southeast Toyota and JM Lexus. Wayne Huizenga had the Panthers, the Dolphins, Waste Management, Blockbuster Video, and other organizations. These two gentlemen did so much for the community, their organizations, and the people who knew them and conversed with them as their mentors. I remember going to JM Lexus one day and I asked what the culture was like, and everyone said, “It’s the best organization they’ve ever worked for.”

When you’re working with somebody, looking for information or additional knowledge, or if you have questions, there are so many useful tools in the universe, we have Google and Wikipedia for starters. However, as an individual, an entrepreneur, or a business owner, if you ever take on a mentor or coach as most of you will or have already done, don’t think the only thing you’re getting from that coach is the accountability, systems, strategies, solutions, and the structure of how to scale your business. You’re getting every book, webinar, podcast, experience, adversity, win, relationship, and piece of knowledge that coach has absorbed over their years, and all of that comes to you when you hire somebody like that. So, this is how my learning becomes a benefit for you if you were ever to choose me as your coach.

COACH MICHAEL DILL is an Award-Winning Certified Business Coach, global speaker, and published author. He is a proud Action Coach Franchise partner as well as the President of Power & Ice Wealth Creation a strategic leadership company that works with business owners, leaders, teams, and entrepreneurs to both develop a systematized and structured organization while accelerating their mindset, efficiencies, and effectiveness to grow both personally and professionally to achieve extraordinary results. He brings more than 40 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in his leadership, team training, and mentoring practice. Businesscoachmichaeldill.com