I’m a Women’s Success Coach because it is my mission. I feel strongly that this is what I’m meant to do in life. Frankly, I enjoy it so much that I would do it for free but I recognize that it would be a poor business decision. I believe that I have all the skills, knowledge and experience needed to help each woman succeed in both their personal and professional life.
That said, I recognize that this is not always enough. Sometimes, despite how hard I work, I fail at helping someone move forward and achieve her goals. As you can imagine, it bugs me to no end. However, I do realize that it takes two to make the process work. If you’ve been wondering if you’re ready to take the next step to work with a coach, here’s a list to help you decide.
You’ve made a decision that you no longer want to live your present life.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a personal trainer or a financial expert, unless you are frustrated with your present life, you’re not going to move forward with a Coach. Frankly, you need to feel the pain in order to commit to the hard work. Changing your life isn’t easy. It’s so much easier to continue down your current path. It’s just that the path has to be so uncomfortable for you that you refuse to live it one more day. If that’s how you feel, then you’re ready to commit.
You are open to learning new ways of doing things
Ask yourself this question— am I open to someone telling me that my thinking might be incorrect? Am I willing to allow myself to be vulnerable? The Coaching process is about being honest and admitting that you might have made some mistakes in the past. It’s about seeing yourself clearly, maybe for the first time in your life. In order for the relationship to work, you need to be thirsty for new ways to approach life. If you can’t meet these requirements, then you’re not going to have a successful relationship with your Coach.
You’re willing to work really hard and follow through.
Working with a Coach means you have to do your homework. When your health coach says you have to record everything you eat, there’s a reason. If you don’t complete this part of the homework, you won’t be able to succeed. Yes, it takes hard work to change patterns that you’ve had for years. Unless you stop and recognize them, you will continue to do things the exact same way. However, like anything else in life, nothing worth having comes easy. If you come to an appointment without completing your homework, you’re sending a very clear message.
It’s your decision to work with a Coach.
Did your husband suggest that a Business Coach would help you increase your profitability at work so you thought that you’d give it a try? I’m already skeptical of your commitment. This needs to be your decision or you’re not going to see the same degree of success. You need to seize total ownership of this commitment and the process. The most successful clients are those that had been mulling it over for a while and decided the time was right.
Working with a Coach can be a life-changing experience. It’s your decision whether you view it as an opportunity to accomplish your dreams or a waste of time and money. I certainly hope you choose the former.