You're not disciplined enough to build a successful coaching business. I wasn't at first. It took me almost a year to be disciplined enough to make actual progress in my business. I had to make a habit of it. It took work. This type of work isn't surface-level. This is the type of work that requires you to go against everything you feel like doing and stick to the things you should be doing. Do your to-do list items bleed into the next day or even the next week? Does it feel like your business is stuck in quicksand and that you're not getting enough done? If things aren't going as fast as you'd like them too. Chances are you need to develop more disciple. Good news, it's easy! The fastest way to build disciple is to pick one thing that you can do daily that is going to be your anchor. This could be anything but you get bonus points if it's something that also helps your business. Some examples: - meditate every morning. - drink 100oz of water a day. - stick to a diet - journal - cold showers - don't hit the snooze button (you got stuff to do, don't snooze!) It needs to be a conscious thing. It needs to be something that if you're busy you may think about skipping it. Now here is how easy this is. When you're busy and you think about skipping it...DON'T! Congrats, you're now building discipline. This will bleed over into every other aspect of your life including your business. What discipline anchor are you going to pick? - #brandcoaching #marketingcoach #coaching #businesscoach #entrepreneurship #lifecoach #healthcoach #fitnesscoach #solopreneur
Your message may resonate differently with different people. Stop stressing so much about content creation. Your post about meditation that you posted 2 months ago might as well be written in sand. Use that topic again, especially if it’s a large part of your coaching/protocol. Plus, you’re constantly getting new followers/potential clients that NEED to know about how passionate you are about journaling in order to learn to love you. What are some content topics you’re gonna reuse and take a new perspective on this week?
“If you didn’t post it did it even happen?” We’ve all joked about it. People taking a photo in the gym, at a concert, or pretty much any other photogenic place. It’s all fun and games until you’re not making any money because you’re not showing up or telling/showing your “tribe” the things that’s you’re up too. Fact: If no one know what you do or sell they can’t buy it. Solution: Show up. Tell people about what you do! Get in conversations with people! That’s the way to getting more clients and honestly the only way you’ll gets traction especially if you’re just starting out! I know it’s not the most comfortable thing to do. But it’s the only way to push your business anywhere close to full time!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY @leah_wett! Another year older and another year I’m unbelievably grateful to have you by my side. Thank you for everything you do that allows me to chase my dreams! Wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without you!
If you’re not serving yourself the best you can. You’re not serving your clients the best you can. You can’t teach or guide someone through something you aren’t knowledgeable about and you can guide someone to go deeper than you’ve gone yourself. As a coach you HAVE to always be adding to your tool belt and keeping up with your routines. Not only so you feel good enough to hold space for people but because you need to be able to lead from a place of familiarity and authority. I dedicate a good amount of time each day to the deep work required to show up as my best. I also dedicate a few hours a week to training, reading, and knowledge gathering. Good is the enemy of great! Don’t just be good, good is boring and doesn’t leave a lasting impression. Do you have dedicated time each week to becoming a better coach/business owner?
Work like there is no Plan B! As you may know I’m not really the “hustle and grind all day, no rest, 24/7, no sleep, tell everyone no, never see your friends or your family, sacrifice your first born for the biz” guy. That doesn’t mean I’m an advocate for slacking off and just hoping the business grows. I firmly believe in the harmony between building a business and having a life but I also adopt the mindset that there is no Plan B. If you want to build a full time coaching business you have to go after it. You can’t not be working on your business daily (well you can but then when you complain your business isn’t growing you give an open invitation to get “a stern talking to”). That doesn’t mean actually physically working on it per-say but at least devoting some mental calories to it each day. When I got laid off, I deleted most of my design portfolio so I wouldn’t be tempted to bail on my dream if the times got tough....and they did. I’ve wanted to quit 100+ times in the past 3 years but one thing has kept me going. I never actually considered a Plan B. Maybe that me being cocky or maybe just a dumbass but it’s worked for me because when times got tough and I knew that I had to buckle down, I did. Even if you feel a bit more safe and don’t wanna go full dumby like I did. Try and put your plan B as far away from your view as possible. “No other option” is your best friend in business especially at the beginning. - Hit me with a 🚀 in the comments if you’ve given your Plan B the boot!
Sure consistency is nice but what about sustainability? Sustainability and consistency go hand in hand but many people don't worry as much about being able to sustain their efforts. If you have to take a full week break every few weeks your habits need adjusting. Recently I updated mine to include a full night sleep no matter what time I go to bed. The results have been staggering. Even though my day is often pushed back 2-3 hours from when I woke up at 5:30 I'm getting so much more done and feel so much better do it. The key to sustainability is your daily habits. If you get taken out for multiple days at a time on a regular basis you've got to change your habits and mindset around. Running a business isn't easy and you have to put in the hours but it doesn't have to take you out. Here are some things I do every day to make sure I can sustain the lifestyle of running my own business (and still having energy left over to hang out with friends, family, etc.). 1. Sleep - Just get 7-8 hours. Get your ego out of the way. You're not a better entrepreneur just because you sleep less. 2. Meditation - I've said it for years and I'll keep saying it until I'm dust. Just sit down and shut up for 10 mins a day. Don't overcomplicate it. 3. Eat - Find the foods you like that give you energy. Stop being lazy and figure it out. 4. Move - Run, lift, yoga, cycle. I don't really care what you do. But if you are stagnant your energy will also be stagnant. 5. Journal/Braindump - Out of your head onto paper. Stop using the mental calories trying to remember stuff. You're gonna get dragged through some stuff when you're building your business. Might as well have some energy while doing it. Sustainability > Grind/Hustle - #businesslifestyle #coaching #businesscoach #marketingplan #businessgrowth #mindsetiseverything #entrepreneurship #lifecoaching #lifecoach #healthcoach #fitnesscoach #personaldevelopment #personalgrowth #solopreneur
Stop over complicating your business... Getting started is hard enough. Yet, you’ve decided to offer 2 coaching options, a freebie, course, and paid PDFs. If you have a wide variety of options you’ll be able to sell something to everyone, right? Maybe...but why? You’re swamped. You can’t keep up. You don’t know what to offer to each prospect. People are asking about the PDFs then about 1:1 coaching. Nothing is flowing and you’re super overwhelmed. You’ve over complicated your coaching business. Not only will you be overwhelmed but you’ll never be able to get enough results to start getting social proof, which is when the magic starts to happen. Here is how to restructure: 1. Pick a high(ish) ticket offer. 1k+ 2. Pick a freebie. (You can update or change this if the freebie doesn’t work. But you should know your niche well enough to solve a problem for them.) 3. Push those two things until you have a good sized email list (500+), enough results from your group/1:1 coaching to fill a results page, and enough of a process in place where you can create a system to take care of the “boring” stuff. Then you can think about adding more products and services. Do this process too fast and you’ll get bogged down and never know what to say or what to sell to anyone when you talk to them. Let me know in the comments on a scale of 1-10 how overwhelmed you feel in your business right now!
You're gonna stay at the bottom if you don't get super clear about who you want to work with and what problem you're solving for them. Over the past few weeks I've talked to a ton of coaches who were building out offers, creating content, building webpages, and even had quit their 9-5 without having any clients (apparently their coach urged them to do this...I'd scream at them if I knew who they were) without having a clear vision of who exactly they could help with the skill sets they had. All of those actions are great but cannot and will not work unless you have the bedrock of your business figured out. That includes your target audience, niche, and the problem that you're solving. If you're working on all the above things and cannot tell someone immediately who you help and what you help them with. STOP everything you're doing and figure those things out! Getting this right makes selling your coaching simple, easy, and fun! You no longer have to guess if your content will resonate with your client and you can start making a true impact. If you're stuck at this stage and want to get super clear. Check out the link in my bio. It is a workbook I've put together to help you identify your dream client, niche, and the problem you're helping them solve. - #brandingcoach #brandcoaching #marketingcoach #coaching #businesscoach #marketingplan #businessgrowth #marketing #entrepreneurship #lifecoaching #lifecoach #healthcoach #fitnesscoach #personalgrowth #inspireothers #solopreneur