I’m often drawn into conversations with coaches who want to know ‘what I did’
... to become successful in this industry. The question is enthusiastically and well-intended. The question is also flawed. In general, success comes in four parts.
To ask what I did is to make assumptions about who I am, what I’m capable of and what I’m willing to do.
Perhaps what I did is based on who I am, and my background and experience (and lack of it!), and thus is a terrible thing to do for anyone else.
Perhaps what I did is now considered so old fashioned that no one would do it.
Perhaps knowing my actions is only one quarter of the picture. And that to model what I did would require knowing the full picture, not just the one quarter the questioner seeks.
When I model someone, I am looking at what they’re doing. But I’m looking beyond that, to see the full, four dimensional perspective of them. I don’t act on what I learn, until I see all four parts. Success comes in four parts.
My modelling of someone involves studying: