Don’t Give Up on Your Dream of Becoming a Coach, Instead Follow These Tips
Upon completion of training to become a life coach, what do most people have in common? Easy, most become so overwhelmed they give up on their dream of becoming a coach at the moment it becomes possible. Maybe it’s the cumulative fatigue from making a coaches training program fit into their already busy schedule that makes them more susceptible to fear. However, many people allow the outside world to come crashing around their dream of becoming a coach and they start to give up. If you really want to become a life coach, you’re going to have to get past this obstacle.
When You Become a Life Coach Live by this Rule: Don’t Play Small
Become a life coach who doesn’t play small. Too many potentially great coaches get caught up in trying to be perfect. By holding themselves to an impossible standard they’re forced to give up, eventually. Becoming a coach who plays all out means allowing yourself to set big goals and make big mistakes.
Most people who want to become a life coach, do so because they want to help others. But they think they need to set an example of perfection. However, by trying to be perfect, you are really not setting a standard at all, because who is perfect? When you stop making your success about you, you start becoming a coach who can really serve others and make a tremendous impact on their lives.
How do you become a life coach who can overcome this hurdle? By becoming a coach who will:
- Be honest with yourself and with others. Where are you struggling?
- Get support. Use your coach to help change your state and focus. Get clear on what you want in the long term and short term.
- Take the daily action you need to stay on track. Have tools in place to be accountable.
- Reward yourself for who you are, who you are becoming, and the difference you are making for others.
Are You All In? You Have What it Takes to Become a Life Coach, Now Do IT
When you become a life coach who gets past your fears and plays all out, you give others permission to do the same. Don’t fall among those who quit just before they start experiencing the benefits of their hard work. Becoming a coach who makes it past this hurdle will prepare you for the challenges you will inevitably come across during the rest of your career. Remember, walk your talk and don’t try to do it alone.
JTS Advisors Designated Accountability Coach
I would like to add a tip to your list:
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Thanks for sharing your tips Colette