Do You Have What it Takes to Become a Life Coach With Your Own Practice? Or Should You Start Looking for Coaching Jobs Working for Others?

It sounds great to become a life coach and work from home, the beach, and make your own schedule.  And coaching jobs?  Working for only a small part of what your client pays?  Who needs that?  But before you quit your job, consider the following:

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

You can’t just decide to become a life coach and start making lots of money right away.

You might need to start by working harder than you ever have for anyone else, for little or no pay.¬†You will have to make mistakes, fail, and learn some more.¬†¬†If you aren’t willing to go through that, then start looking for¬†coaching jobs.
If you want work for yourself and not have a boss looking over your shoulder?  Look through the help-wanted section for government paid coaching jobs.

If you decide to become a life coach you will have many bosses who demand results.

You will refer to them as clients.
If you want to be able to do whatever you want to do, when you want to do it‚Ķyou are better off in a job.¬†¬†Coaching jobs¬†or otherwise.¬†If you want¬†to become a life coach, you will have to devote your life to learning so that you may serve others.¬†¬†It can not be about you, or the money. ¬†That doesn’t mean that you won’t get anything for you, or that you won’t be looked up to. ¬†You probably will. ¬†That also doesn’t mean that you won’t make a lot of money. ¬†You probably will. ¬†But all that good stuff has to be about the service to others, and a desire to make the world a better place.
If you are looking for job security…there is none.  Not in this environment, and especially for coaching jobs.  If you decide to become a life coach and go the entrepreneurial route, you will have more control over your destiny.  But you will also need to be able to take some risks.  You will learn that the process is often more important than the goal.  And you will have the potential to become a life coach who makes a dramatic impact on the world.
Colette Seymann
JTS Advisors Accountability Coach
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