Know what to ask a life coach before hiring them. So many online entrepreneurs are considering working with a life coach right now. Let’s dive in and I’ll answer the questions from the point of view of a certified life coach.
If you’re in business, one of your goals is to increase your bottom line. A life coach can help you reliably create feelings like certainty and focus so that you know what you WANT to do AND you can follow through on what you plan.
What are you holding yourself back from in business right now? What are you NOT doing that you know you need to do?
Here’s the thing: Your actions create your income. But there’s SO much more to it than that. Even with a checklist of EXACTLY “what to do” you won’t follow through unless you are COMPELLED to do what’s necessary. And to feel compelled requires thoughts that you ACTUALLY believe. But …You can’t “pretty think” your way to a financial goal. And you can’t hustle and muscle forever.
One of the things I teach my clients is the power of creating Money Making Emotions on demand so that you can compel yourself into profit producing action in your work life.
So if you want to create more money in your business, you’ll need to get to the root of WHAT STOPS YOU before you create WHAT COMPELS YOU. This is exactly the work that I do with my clients. We find the root cause — WHY you aren’t doing what you know you need to do to create profit in your business. You up-level your business life intentionally but it overflows into your relationships, personal goals and passions at the same time.
There are different approaches in the coaching world. It’s not regulated. So you really want to be sure that the coach you hire has a philosophy that you align with.
For example, I don’t hold my clients feet to the fire–I teach them how to do that with all of the love and understanding they can generate for themselves as human beings. I don’t believe that creating a business from force, hustle and muscle is impossible; I just don’t think it’s as powerful as generating results in your business in a way that is sustainable for the long term.
It’s like getting fit; you can do it from a place of excitement and commitment that ultimately stems from loving your body, or you can do it from a place of disgust and self hatred. Which one is more lasting or can be maintained without negative long term effects? Can one generate a more positive net effect?
What if building your business could be fun AND easy? How about feeling committed AND free in your business?
Taking the whole person into consideration is my approach to coaching. You have an entire life outside of your entrepreneurial adventure. What you want to create can include ALL of that as well–your relationships, hobbies, time freedom, capacity to have…it all gets impacted with the coaching we do together. You are not JUST a business owner. You’re a whole human being.
Hiring a life coach means you have someone in your corner who shows up in a non-judgmental way to help you navigate what you want to create next. It’s ALL about you every time we connect. What could you create with that kind of support?
YOU are the enhancer of your business. It should have your fingerprints all over it. It’s not a replica of someone else’s model. When I hold space for you, you have the power to create from a space that is authentic to you.
No program is going to enhance your business as powerfully as YOU–UNENCUMBERED will.
Don’t go to a coach to have them change you into someone you aren’t. Go to a coach to free the entrepreneur who is just on the other side of the glass ceiling waiting to make an impact.
What’s possible for you and your business when you are in alignment with your most powerful beliefs? THAT is what you’ll create when you are fully engaged in a coaching relationship that you align with.
People invest in things that have value to them. When you believe in a product, the provider and yourself enough, you’ll buy. So if you wonder about making an investment in coaching, ask yourself which of the three things you don’t believe in and then ask what it would take to believe in it.
If any of those 3 questions generated a “no”, then it’s time to investigate and get clear so you can make an impactful and informed decision.
If you don’t believe you can do the work, why not? What do you believe that stands in your way? Amy didn’t think she had time for the coaching. She explained that with her 2 kids home from school and her other responsibilities, finding an hour each week to invest in the program wasn’t something she typically wanted to commit to.
So we talked about what she was doing with that hour right now. What she found was that the worry, anxiousness and overwhelm that she was dealing with in her life were all ways she was sucking up emotional and time currency. She believed coaching would help and she was confident that I’d deliver the program.
The decision for her became simple as soon as she believed that the cost of the TIME and emotions she spent on the overwhelm she had was more than the time she’d need to spend to start shattering her own self-limiting beliefs.
If you want to understand the value of my coaching programs, you have to get clear on the gap between where you are today with regard to the goals you are trying to reach.
What does staying where you are cost you? The impact of remaining in your current comfort zone is creating more of what you’ve already created at a similar level. More of THIS may be exactly what you desire. But if you have determined that there is a gap between your current results and desired results, investing in coaching is an option to consider. You’ll invest when you see that the value of the coaching is measured in how you potentially grow and what you’ll be able to create as a result of your growth.
This can be measured in dollars per year. But it can also be measured in emotions, energy and in the time you get back for yourself.
If you were able to take decisive action in your business to create the results you say you most want within 6 months, a year, or 3 years, what would look different at each point in time?
What is the impact of meeting your goals on your financial status, emotional and physical health, relationships, and business?
To get a clear vision of this, you’ll want to really take inventory for yourself:
What will you be able to do THEN that you cannot do NOW?
How will you relate to others?
What impact will you have?
WHAT IS IT COSTING YOU TO REMAIN WHERE YOU ARE?
How long are you willing to sustain that cost?
This is how you put a value on coaching. The lack of transformation you are experiencing now is completely unnecessary. What you create within yourself because of the development you engage in creates a compound effect in your life. Investing in growth creates a different plane of existence in your life AND your business.
Ask yourself: Which plane do you want to exist on? The one where I’m happy and comfortable? Or the one where I’ve challenged myself to grow and I’ve created the results I most desired? Which one generates long term contentment for you?
As a certified life coach, I use a formulaic approach to deconstructing WHY today’s results are different than what you WANT. We identify the symptoms creating the effect but we work at the CAUSE level. What feelings stop you? What are you not yet willing to do that will help you create your next level of success? How can we approach that so it’s fun or just more accessible? What could we make easy? What if it isn’t the way you think it is?
This means I create the opportunity for YOU to get to see exactly what you’re thinking that gives you your results.
THEN we do the work of constructing a new approach. And this is where you’ll blow your own mind with your ability to move past obstacles and challenges.
Whatever holds you back right now in business is something that shows up in other facets of your life too. Without the clarity of knowing what’s causing you to create your glass ceiling, It’s unlikely that you’ll shatter it on your own.
What’s it worth to bring that self-imposed glass ceiling into view so you can put a chip in it? What would your personal growth with a life coach at your side create? What do you want to ask me?
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