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(1/5) No.12 #LBT -Pick a hi-quality coach (1/5). Avoid those who focus on making you comfortable, happy, & remind you of a courteous waiter.
(2/5) Seek one who scares u a little.Watches you closely, is action oriented, honest, & trusting.
(3/5) Seek some who gives you short and clear directions. Teaching is not an eloquence contest; it is about creating a connection and delivery useful information.
(4/5) Seek someone who loves teaching fundamentals. Great teachers will often spend one entire practice on one seemingly small fundamental. These fundamentals are the core of your skills.
(5/5) Other things being equal; pick the older person. Teaching is like any other talent: It takes time to grow. This is why so many hotbeds are led by people in their sixties and seventies. Great teachers are first and foremost learners, who improve their skills with each passing year. That’s not to say there aren’t any good teachers under thirty—there are. Nor is it to say that every coach with gray hair is a genius—they’re not. But other things being equal, go with someone older.
Excerpt From: Coyle, Daniel. “The Little Book of Talent.”