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Confident in Your Coaching?
Imagine you had a coaching client who consistently failed to complete her tasks for the week.
She couldn’t find the time to get her email opt-in page completed.
She was too busy to write the next chapter of her book.
She was working too hard and completely forgot to put together her webinar presentation.
It wouldn’t take long before you sat her down for a serious talk about the future of your coaching relationship—and her business. A coaching client such as that is a frustrating waste of time.
Why, then, do you continue to accept these and other excuses from yourself? Why is your lack of business development allowed to continue, even when you know how important those tasks are to your future growth?
Now, before you go thinking I’m being way too hard on you, know this: we all struggle with this very issue. We all put our clients, our family, our friends, and even the neighbor we barely know before ourselves.
But I’m giving you permission right now to stop doing that, and start treating yourself as the VIP you really are.
It’s time to put your business growth ahead of that of your clients. Only by doing that will you be able to reach a larger audience, help more people, and achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself.
Become Your Best Client
The simplest way to do this is to just make appointments with yourself. That hour or two you have free on Thursday afternoon? Don’t book a client call in that spot. Book yourself. Mark it on your calendar, and treat it as an unbreakable appointment, just as you would an appointment with a client or your doctor or your accountant.
Spend the time working on the things that are important to the continued growth of your business.
- Develop a new group coaching program
- Write a chapter of your upcoming book
- Write emails for your autoresponder
- Fine tune your own presence and how you show up
In short, do those things you tell your clients to do—the things your own coach is likely advising. Don’t push them aside for “later” or “after your client work is done.” Elevate yourself to VIP client status, and start putting yourself first. Your business will thank you for it.
Lead By Example
How’s your wardrobe? Are you phoning it in? Do you tell your clients impressions matter but on any given day you look like you’ve been cleaning out your attic?
You have a 1/10th of a second to make an impression and that’s not just while you’re out networking. The same is true when you’re out and about in your community. You never know who you will meet or run into. You also don’t know who is watching.
Your appearance speaks volumes and people will judge your competence and abilities by what you’re wearing. If you need help in this area you know the drill….get help or work with an image consultant (like me) who make sure you’re walking your brand.
Competence in your abilities to coach your clients DOES NOT equate to confidence. If you want to be confident in your coaching and support of your clients go above and beyond in your business.
Live, laugh, shine!