“I don’t want to know all that computer junk — I just want to coach!” The words came out half-laughing half-crying recently from a coach I am mentoring. I hear them frequently and, as an acknowledged technophobe, I completely relate to their sentiment!
However, we live in the early 21st Century and that means we must work effectively with ‘computer junk.’ To pretend otherwise is like launching a business in the early 20th Century without a telephone. We’re doomed to failure from the start.
As with most things, our biggest hurdle is mindset. If we say we can’t learn it, we can’t. If we say we don’t want to, we won’t. And our businesses will die. It’s as simple as that. (If you feel anxious reading this, just pause, take a deep breath, and reread this paragraph until you can embrace that truth.)
Adopt a “good enough” mindset in place of “all-or-nothing.”
You can master an amount of computer knowledge and skill that is sufficient to growing your business. Through the years, you will add to your knowledge base and be surprised someday at your abilities.
You don’t have to be an expert, but no coach can succeed without ‘good enough’ computer skills.
Now is the perfect time to consider strengthening your computer skills in the New Year.
What next steps will you take? Share your goals in the comments section below.
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