There are a lot of obvious obstacles to having your own life coaching business, and some that are not so obvious. Life has a way of remaining fairly consistent, and without coaching life can be very predictable. A lot of people would love to have the lifestyle of a cat. Wouldn’t it be great to have time to relax and enjoy life, and then go out and do your business when you feel like it? Unfortunately, my cat taught me 3 tough-love lessons about running a life coaching business.
Kahlua’s Life Coaching Business Lessons
1. If cats are not hungry, they won’t hunt. They may play around, but they won’t make the kill. It’s the same in your life coaching business. If you are satisfied and content, you won’t have the motivation to go out and get business.
2. Given a choice, most domesticated cats will not leave a home that gives them regular meals. Most people are the same. It’s hard to leave a steady paycheck and risk financial uncertainty. If a cat is abandoned (or a person if fired), he will look for another home or job.
3. Once you have eaten your fill, it’s time to nap. Of course this is obviously a bad idea when it comes to running a business, but the truth is that it happens. Once we get a few clients and are content, we can put marketing on the back burner for awhile while we get used to the increased workload from the additional workload.
How To Overcome The Predictable.
Nothing is set in stone, and we all have choices in how we run our lives. The point is that if you want your life coaching business to thrive, you will have to avoid your natural tendencies. The best way is to practice what you preach. Hire a coach who can see your blindspots before you do, find strategies to navigate around them, and provide accountability. Then you can create the life you really want to live.
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