Coach: The Little (Big) Difference

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We understand why a school football team has a coach. Or why we send a kid to a tennis or a chess coaching academy.

But why do the best sports teams in the world have coaches? Why do the best individual sports persons have coaches?

Most of the players are better players than the coaches, have more national/ international exposure and even more experience as players, and usually far more money in the bank.

The coach for a school team works on building and developing the basics of the game; the coach for a college team focuses on the strategy aspect; and the coach at a higher level works on the mental aspect.

The coach for a school team works on the skills; the coach for a college team works on the application; and the coach at a higher level works on the temperament of a champion.

(For CAT, each one of us needs to work on skills, application and temperament in differing measures. But let us leave that for another day.)
The talent and the hardwork is entirely of the player. The coach just guides, mentors, motivates and strives to bring out the best in the player. It is the proverbial icing on the cake.

It is the small little percentage on the top of the huge percentage that comes from the player.

That little small percentage, when it works right from both sides, becomes a big thing.

You, the player, are the big thing. We, the coaching, are just with you for that little (big) difference.
Let us ensure it happens right and it turns out big!

About the author: Deekshant has sleep-walked through several 100 and 99.9 %iles in practically every section of the CAT. That he is a cricket fan and he writes okay is evident from most of his posts. 1000s of our students swear that he can motivate almost anyone to double his/her percentile through very simple yet powerful inputs. And that’s why every MBAGuru student has direct access to him via mail and Telegram. Oddly, he somehow also finds the time to write songs professionally. And yes … almost missed this … he is an alumnus of IIT Delhi & IIM Cal 🙂

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