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Ben’s Video Tip of the Week: Pigs Can’t Fly

Ben shares the best way to focus your coaching efforts and empower your team.


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So here’s a phrase I learned from Jennie, “Don’t try to teach a pig to fly. It doesn’t work, and it annoys the pig.” What this means to me and how I employ it is when you’re a leader, a friend, or in a relationship, don’t try to get somebody to do something that they’re just not capable of doing.

Trying to coach me to run an eight-minute mile, that’s folly. Don’t try it. I think it’s better to focus on what people are good at and help them be better at those things.

Why don’t you let me know what you think? Good luck. Work on your business. Stay in touch.

Don’t teach a pig to fly.