Proud to be an ActionCOACH - John Cottrell

Hi My name is John Cottrell...I’m here to talk to you today about why I’m an ActionCOACH...there’s 3 why’s really…

The first why, which is why I joined is really simple… My life before ActionCOACH I spent most of my time overseas, to such an extent that I felt the Hotel rooms I was living in were a bit like prison cells. I thought if I’m so good at turning companies around, what I need to turn around next is my own life…

So I needed to find a vehicle to allow me to build a business from home...which is where ActionCOACH comes in…

So my first why is to Stop flying, work from home, and find a way to connect with the local small business community, and ActionCOACH fit that role beautifully…

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The Second why was all about learning...in my life before ActionCOACH people thought;

“Well, you’re a bit weird...why do you read all these books...why are you always learning about things...how come you know all this stuff?”

It was only really when I joined ActionCOACH, when I realized that this community of ours is really all about learning, you’re encouraged to go off and find out things...you’re encouraged to read books all the time. So suddenly, what was once perceived to some people as weird, is now perceived as normal...so that’s really cool, and I’ve really embraced learning, reading and acquiring new skills since I’ve joined ActionCOACH...

Sometimes when you commit to do things you don't quite understand what the consequences are going to be...for me those consequences were quite profound, when my daughter was diagnosed with leukemia…

Unbeknownst to me, I picked up the mental skills I needed to help my family and my business thrive during what emotionally was a really difficult time...when you’re a parent and you think one of your children is going to die, I can tell you that’s a big distraction from trying to run a business and trying to hold the family together…

So ActionCOACH really gave me a fantastic toolkit to thrive during what was a really difficult time…

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That brings me to the third why which is all about the community...That community is really key, because it creates the environment for everyone to be successful,,,whatever success is...whatever your terms are..it allows you to create that success...and that’s what it’s done for me, which has been a really fantastic journey…

So those are the 3 whys… Number 1..The life that you want to have working from home serving the local community The second...great learning...and the journey of learning continuing… And the third...the great community that we have...to allow everyone to create the success they want...and the life they want.

-John Cottrell, ActionCOACH