Humans are notoriously poor at self-regulation and self-assessment.
We procrastinate, cut corners, and convince ourselves we’re doing everything we can. Yet, it’s been demonstrated over and over again, we do more and we do better when we have help or an audience. As an example, runners run farther and faster when they have partners or an audience, like team members or spectators with signs along the course. We do it at work too. This phenomenon even has a name: social facilitation. Essentially, we do more and we do better when we have an audience.
When you work with a trusted partner or mentor, you have a critical resource for maintaining and improving your focus and level of performance. Continuous improvement over time compounds value and pays bigger and bigger dividends.
As an example, my client River recently honored me with the following positive feedback. Thank you, River!
“It’s been fabulous working with Dylan. As an entrepreneur and a leader in my company, I have a million things I need to do and there’s always fires to put out and sometimes I lose sight of what is the most important thing I need to do to move the needle in my business. Dylan helps me hone in on what’s the most important thing I need to focus on and he is able to be really straight with me in a way that I can hear it. So even though he might not be saying something I want to hear because of the way he’s able to be in relationship and say it in a way that’s kind, I can hear it and therefore I can implement and solve the problem. If I couldn’t hear it, I wouldn’t have insight into my behavior.”River E.