As someone who has been full time for a year in her business, I wanted to reflect back on something that has been on my mind as of late. There have been many lessons thus far and I’m sure there are many more to come. However, one thing stands out in my mind and I feel like it is the big elephant in the room in the online coaching world.
Every day I log in to my social media accounts and take a quick glance at the posts. It’s usually one offer after the other, sporadically filled with genuine posts filled with value, questions or advice. I think of how I used to perceive this as I got started in business and everyone seemed to have the magic pill that was going to skyrocket my business to the elusive 10k months.
As a newbie with a heart filled to the brim with desire to serve and to make good money, I fell for the pitches hook, line and sinker. With each new opt-in I would be so excited to learn the “process” that was going to help me finally “make it” in my business. But after each webinar, video series, workbook, ebook, etc. I was left feeling like I was no further along to discovering the secret. So I began to purchase courses…again with the same mindset of “this is going to be it! this course is going to be the thing that will help me skyrocket my business.” And again…I would put the teachings into practice but still my business did not get the results that I wanted.
So then I went even further….I sucked up my fear and signed up for business coach. I paid more than I had ever invested in my life and omg it was scary as fuck.
Now, this is about the time you expect me to say that my life changed and my business skyrocketed to awesomeness. Well, no it didn’t.
No, it wasn’t my business coach’s fault. She is great at what she does. The reason my business didn’t have the results is because I hadn’t dealt with the deep internal stuff first! This is the HUGE elephant in the room when it comes to the coaching industry!!! My deepest regret is that I didn’t hire the life coach FIRST.
Because all the business expertise in the world is not going to help you if you don’t have the solid foundation of manifestation, belief in yourself, and self-confidence. No sales funnel is going to work when you have limiting beliefs and ties to the past holding you back. No sales technique is going to change the fact that you don’t feel like you truly deserve success or you don’t believe that you can actually have the money you desire. No course or passive income strategy is going to work if you can’t believe in yourself when no one else does or when it looks like it’s not going to happen for you.
Life Coaching is remarkably powerful because it challenges you, forces you to grow, and helps you go bigger than you ever thought possible.
Yes, there is a point in time to pay attention to the experts on marketing, sales funnels, sales etc. BUT if you haven’t done the work with an expert in making you grow internally….then I have a strong feeling it’s not going to work out so great for you. Yes there are the rare few who do make money without doing the work I speak of, but usually they end up getting a life coach at some point because the money doesn’t end up satisfying them on a deep internal level.
If you are wanting to be successful, I cannot recommend enough that you look into hiring a life coach who challenges you…who makes you believe in yourself…who will force you to go deeper…who you feel and know in your bones is going to leave you transformed….
Going without one is like building a house on sand…it’s on unsteady foundation and you may never fully get the house up before it is swept away. Do yourself a favor….opt to build your house on a solid foundation…invest in a life coach that is going to help you transform internally. Because internal transformation is what truly is going to skyrocket your success.
P.S. If you are ready to do the internal work, I’m have 2 spots available in my private coaching practice. Schedule your free call with me and let’s get to chatting about what possibilities are waiting for you.