Wrestling makes us mentally strong and independent. When our coach asks us to run through a wall we simply ask “Head first or shoulder first?” However, we tend to believe that we don’t need any help when it comes to running our program. We can do it all ourselves. We did it as competitors and we’ll do it as coaches- or CEO’s- of our program. I can do it all. I NEED to do it all. If you think of your program as a business executive thinks of his business then you will see that you shouldn’t do it all. You probably have a to-do list a mile long and only get 60% of it done if you’re lucky. THAT IS WHAT’S HOLDING YOU BACK.
Sure, they may not do it as good as you do- in fact, they won’t do it as well as you do. Accept that and move on. The fact is that your program will be better off with you doing the tasks that YOU have to do. I hear the excuse already… you don’t have anyone to help. If you don’t have an assistant then what about a manager, an intern, a teacher whose class needs a project, an alumnus, a booster, your wife, your kids, the annoying local die-hard wrestling fan that has been asking how he can help. It’s only an obstacle and you’re a wrestler- figure it out. Or you can stay where you are, continue working hard instead of smart and operate at 60% capacity