Where do you see yourself as a coach in 1 year? 3 years? 5 years?
Maybe you see yourself running a successful coaching business and creating incredible transformations for 1:1 clients.
Maybe you want to create coaching programs and offers so you can teach, guide, and transform more people at the same time.
Maybe your dream is to grow a massive audience, expand your impact and reach hundreds, thousands or even millions of people around the world.
No matter what your vision is for your future, there is a very important first step you must take if you want to get there…
You must work hard on your inner world to create the results you want to see in your outer world. In other words, you need to focus on your personal growth so you can be the best coach you can be.
Here are 3 damaging, hidden limiting beliefs that are holding you back from becoming an extraordinary coach.
Limiting Belief #1: Move fast
These days, success appears to be closely connected to speed. If you don’t reach an audience of thousands, achieve all your goals, and create an incredibly successful 6 or 7-figure coaching business in a couple of months…
You’re a complete failure.
Ironically this unspoken message of “speed equals success” creates more failure than almost any other belief out there.
If you want to be an extraordinary coach, prioritize just one thing…
Results for your clients. Results in your business.
And here’s the thing…
Creating great results that stand the test of time, takes time.
You simply cannot coach a stranger in 20 minutes and hope to create lasting transformations. You can’t set out to build a phenomenal coaching practice in 4 weeks and hope to end up with a business that lasts.
You can’t become an extraordinary coach with a waitlist of clients and a world-class reputation in a few months.
Things that are worth doing, worth building, worth growing, take time.
And that’s okay.
Building your business and your reputation as an extraordinary coach is a long game…
And here’s the best part…
When you create the environment – the time and space – to become an extraordinary coach, you’ll get there faster than you ever imagined.
Limiting Belief #2: Get it right
There’s another word to describe this belief – perfectionism.
Believing that you need to get it right every time keeps you frozen. It keeps you in place.
It holds you back from taking action.
And this means no progress. No forward movement.
If you wait to get it “right” before you create your coaching offers and programs, before you market your business, before you start coaching paying clients, you’ll never get anywhere.
Becoming an extraordinary coach means making mistakes and learning from them.
It means you don’t have to get it right every time. It’s okay to get it wrong, sometimes.
So, if you want to take your coaching skills to a new level, adopt a new belief…
You don’t need to get it right, you just need to keep taking action until you get it done.
Limiting Belief #3: Aim for the top
This might seem controversial. It might even seem like it’s in contradiction with the topic of this article but here’s the thing…
Aiming to become an extraordinary world-class coach – especially when you’re just starting out – can be a self-defeating goal.
Yes, we need to dream big. Yes, we need to go all the way. But when we try to do too much too soon, it can create a level of self-sabotage that is difficult and sometimes even impossible to overcome.
Your job as a coach is to create transformations for your clients.
This happens one client at a time and one day at a time.
So, the best approach to become an extraordinary coach, is to laser in on being the best you can be and doing the best that you can. Right now.
Aim to do your best with every client, every speaking opportunity, every coaching program and every piece of content that you share with your audience.
Make that your manifesto.
Don’t lose yourself in dreams of future excellence. Do your best, now. Again and again. As often as you can. As much as you can. It’s the quickest, most effective way to transform yourself into an extraordinary coach.
When you dissolve these limiting beliefs that keep you from achieving your highest potential, you’ll start to see a massive improvement in all aspects of your coaching.
It won’t take long before these internal upgrades translate to more clients, more income and more impact.
And the day will come when you’ll look around and realize that the dream you had for your coaching business, the dream you had for yourself as a coach, the dream that seemed so far away and out of reach…
Is now your reality.