by Mandy Green, Busy Coach
Coaches are always looking for ways to become better recruiters.
I want to give you some advice today that you probably never considered before.
It’s simple, but I’m going to guess that since you became a college coach, you aren’t doing this as much or maybe not even doing this at all anymore.
To become a better recruiter, I believe you should spend your downtime doing whatever it is that you enjoy (even if it’s not productive).
I’m a big believer in downtime.
Cause you need time away from recruiting, coaching, your staff, and your team.
You need to stop thinking for a bit.
One issue a lot of coaches have is that they still try to make their downtime productive.
So they’ll read a coaching book…
Or listen to a coaching podcast…
I used to be like this.
But now I’m the complete opposite.
For example, as you know college football started up.
And I love watching college football.
So what did I do yesterday?
I sat on my couch for a few hours and watched football.
It was glorious.
I didn’t do any work.
I didn’t read a book while I was watching games.
I was just veggin’ on the couch, doing nothing.
And I loved it.
I want to emphasize there is nothing wrong with this.
Your downtime is YOURS.
So you should do whatever it is that you enjoy (whether its productive or not).
You don’t always have to be “on”.
And you don’t always have to be productive.
Your mind and your body need to do things simply because you enjoy doing them.
When you are ready to start working again, your mind will be rested, you will have more energy, you will be happier, and your performance as a recruiter will go up.
I hope so.
Mandy Green is a national recruiting advisor for Tudor Collegiate Strategies and the founder of the Busy Coach program for college coaches. Her advice and training has helped hundreds of coaching staffs around the country for years. To discover her resources that might be right for you, click here.