There are so many moving parts to growing, expanding, and scaling your coaching practice and your skills as a coach.
There are endless questions that need to be answered around aspects of your practice and your work – tech, sales, marketing, connecting with the right clients, mastering sales conversations, creating programs that sell, upgrading your skills as a coach, and on and on.
It’s easy to get caught up in the details and it’s even easier to feel overwhelmed.
It happens to the best of us.
Some coaches give up just before they reach their goals because they’re focused on these details and challenges.
They feel like a failure because they can’t seem to hit the mark in all of these areas and so they quit.
Then there are coaches who blast through all kinds of obstacles …
They’ve never run a business before, they have no helpful connections or friends in high places, they are low on funds, they have zero experience and no clients…
None of this gets in their way.
Some of these coaches have gone on to become legends in the industry. They continuously attract amazing clients and lead a global tribe of raving fans.
They keep themselves motivated, inspired, and driven no matter what else is going on and they do this by holding a clear vision in their minds and their true purpose in their hearts.
Here are 3 “visions” that will keep you motivated and on track even when times get tough.
Vision #1: See Yourself Changing Lives
As a heart-centered coach, you want to help your clients achieve their biggest dreams and deepest desires.
You want to help them hit their highest potential and live a life of purpose and fulfillment.
It’s why you became a coach. Never allow yourself to forget that. Ever.
Hold this vision in your heart and mind…
Imagine serving countless clients. Imagine igniting the kind of transformations that create a ripple effect of goodwill, love, and joy.
We’re talking about powerful individual transformations.
We’re talking about a life-altering impact.
We’re talking about changing the world.
Reflect on how you’ll think and feel when you achieve this.
Think about how this vision will change your life and the lives of thousands — even millions — when it becomes a reality.
Extra credit: Write about this vision in your journal. Even better, print it and put it up where you can see it every day. Allow it to fill your heart and mind as you navigate through challenges in your coaching practice.
Vision #2: See Yourself Being Fearless
Fear is the culprit behind so many broken dreams. The world is filled with untapped genius, unknown artists, unacknowledged talent because of fear.
So, I want you to make a commitment right now.
Say this to yourself or out loud: “My genius, my gifts, and my purpose will see the light and I will serve the world at my highest potential.”
Understand this – fear is a construct of the human mind.
Our brains are wired to resist change and every time you attempt to do something different and meaningful — reach out to a dream client, create a new program or service, get on social media to talk about your coaching practice and services — your brain will flood your entire system with anxiety and fear.
On a deeper level, we may feel like we’re actually going to lose our lives over whatever challenge or change is in front of us.
This is an outdated survival mechanism of our species. Our ancestors needed this type of deep fear of change so they could survive unexpected attacks from saber-tooth tigers and countless other dangerous situations.
But you are a citizen of the 21st century. Your fears are without basis.
The most important thing to keep in mind…
You will not lose your life over an imperfect coaching session or a coaching package that doesn’t quite hit the mark with potential clients. No lives will be lost if you don’t succeed at every single sales conversation.
All you need to do is to update and regroup. You need to pivot.
There is no real reason to be fearful. None.
Extra credit: Imagine if you could start looking for clients and expanding your practice minus fear. Ask yourself what you would do, and the actions you would take, if you were fearless….and then do these actions. The more you practice working in this way, the more fearless you will become.
Vision #3: See Yourself Receiving Everything You Need for Epic Success, Maximum Contribution, and Limitless Abundance
One of the biggest blocks I see so many talented coaches grapple with is this – you think you need to do everything yourself.
If you’re serious about creating epic success and growing a thriving coaching practice, here’s something you need to accept and absorb right now…
You can’t do it alone. You need help.
You need the right kind of help. You need the right mindset, methodologies, and expert support.
When you’re open to reaching out for support and receiving help, you’ll find the right people, and opportunities appear.
Extra credit: Train yourself to look for and receive help from others. Ask someone to help you with something that’s been bugging you for a while. For instance, if you need help with a tech issue on your website or to create a marketing plan for your business, reach out and ask for help. Do this in the next 24 hours. Allow yourself to receive the love and support that you deserve.
Hold these visions of expansion, success, high achievement, and service, front, and center in your heart and mind.
You’ll find yourself going for your boldest dreams with enthusiasm, energy, and excitement.
In 3 words – you’ll be unstoppable.