Applying for a coaching job, you hand over your resume.
Its full of things you are proud of. Things you did well.
“Here, let me tell you about my projects that I hope will make you say ‘Wow!’”
But what if, instead, you turned in a “failure resume?”
Those things you tried, that did not workout as intended.
Better coaching from failing
A great way to learn is by gaining insight from what went wrong.
- Try something
- It doesn’t work
- Get feedback
- Gain knowledge
- Attempt a better version.
Try. Fail. Try again.
Certainly, this involves risks.
Should you take a risk?
Often, as coaches, its hard to take those risks.
But every-so-often the benefits from failure can eclipse the risk.
Now back to YOU…what would happen if you created a failure resume and submitted that for your job interview?
“Here are the things I tried that didn’t work out well. And here is what I learned from them.”
Would they scoff? Dismiss you? Call security?
Their loss if they did.
A failure resume could well be a better indicator of your ability as a coach.