Do you know the answer to the most important question about being a coach? Stop and read carefully because what I’m about to ask you could be one of those things that you just glance over and end up missing out on.
It’s happened to me before. I was reading the first few pages of a book and I thought “this isn’t new” and put the book down. Then, months later, while on a vacation, I actually read the book and it was one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read (I’ll tell you what book it was below).
The moral of the story is “don’t let something powerful slip through your fingers”… like the book I almost skipped or like this question I’m about to ask you!
“Why do you want to have a successful coaching business?”
Is it because you want to
1) Do work that you love?
2) Do work that has meaning?
3) Make a difference in people’s lives?
4) Be your own boss?
5) Enjoy a flexible work schedule?
7) Take great vacations?
8) Buy a new car (your dream car)?
Or is it something else completely. Perhaps you just feel “guided” to coaching. I certainly do. Regardless of what draws you to coaching, there’s one key piece you should pay attention to in the question above: “successful”.
If the desire is strong enough, you will achieve the level of success you want because you’ll have enough drive to put in the energy, time, learning, etc. that it will take to get your business where you want it to be. But…
If you aren’t clear on what is motivating you, or if you haven’t decided yet, what you really want, then you could fall to the way-side like so many coaches that have given up.
“The Key Difference”
The key difference between winning and losing at anything in life often times comes down to desire. In sports we hear this phrase all the time, “It comes down to who wants it the most.” Desire has a powerful impact on us. It will keep us going even when the going gets tough.
The first assignment I give my clients is to create a Dream Board or in other words a “New Reality Board”. What you do is…
2) Post these onto a piece of posterboard, or cork board (or put them on your refrigerator with magnets). Do this because…
3) You’ll see a reminder every day of what you are creating and WHY you are working so intently on the actions that move you towards your new reality. Many times the tasks that we do from day to day seem very removed from what we are creating. Your Dream Board will drive you forward with a smile and keep you going through the challenges that come up along the way.
Sadly, most people that read this article and love the idea of a dream board will not create one. Why? Because most people aren’t “doers”. What I mean is most people don’t take action on good ideas. 4 Years Ago I created my dream board and my friend thought it was a great idea, but he never made one. 4 years later, ALL of mine have come true and FEW of his dreams have and he still doesn’t have a dream board. If you think this is a good idea, don’t just enjoy the idea, get into action!!
Do you have a dream board? Email a picture of it to me!!
Oh, I almost forgot!
My Favorite Book: I almost missed it, and it turned out to be one of my two most favorite and cherished books. “The Mastery Of Love” by Don Miguel Ruiz (My other favorite is “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho.)