This may not be what you want to hear, but I’m gonna say it anyway.
Because I care about you.
The reason you’re still not making it as a coach is because……
You’re still trying to make it as a coach.
Let me paint a picture for you and see if it resonates…
Your mind is running a mile a minute with thoughts like……
This week I'm going to...
If so, then maybe it’s time for a new definition.
One that doesn’t elicit non-coach-like reactions every time someone in your life asks you how coaching is going.
If this whole coach thing feels like an endless stream of stress, self-doubt, and mini episodes of mind numbing panic……
Why wouldn’t you be open to a little change in the ole job description?
One that doesn’t require you to put on a fake smile every time someone asks you about your business.
One that gives you a yummy taste of the whole freedom lifestyle everyone’s been talking about.
Maybe even one that empowers you to serve in a way that only seems like a dream now.
The good news is…
There ARE coaches who own this job description.
But they didn’t get there by trying to do all the things.
They got there by seeing themselves as an entrepreneur first. And a coach second.
And then learning the practical business skills and strategies that position them as the go-to coach in their niche.
Opening them up to a deep well of abundance and impact.
Now, you're probably thinking...
“Great. Now you’re telling me I have to put even more on my plate!?”
Think of it as more of an adjustment. A strategic, entrepreneur-like adjustment to your business.
Where you’re not doing ALL THE THINGS.
But you’re doing the right things. The right things for YOU.
Here are a couple of examples to show you what I mean:
Can you see the difference?
A coach with an entrepreneur first approach has a specific goal and strategy for every action she takes.
A coach who just thinks like a coach will often have no clear strategy and will try new things a few times. If it doesn't pan out, she'll give up and move on to something else.
So my question for you is...
Where in your business have you been taking a coach first approach?
And how might you tweak things to think like an entrepreneur first?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
With love & joy,
P.S. Is there someone in your life who could benefit from reading this post? Why not share this with them?
Selena Tramayne, Ph.D. is the founder of The Tramayne Group, which provides programs and coaching services to benefit new and emerging coaches. She developed the Coaching Genius System and provides one-on-one and group coaching through The Coaches Accelerator, a streamlined process to help coaches go from zero to six figures fast. When not working in and on her business, she can be found hiking, mountain biking, and going on bliss walks near her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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