How to Decide If You Need a Coach or Not
Working online with your own business is fantastic. You get to do what you want, when you want to do it.
It’s great… until reality sets in. You’re on your own, truly. You are responsible for your failures. You’re responsible for your procrastination, lack of progress, and all the things that have gone wrong in your business.
Ugh. That’s pretty discouraging. Sure, you have your great moments in business and you wouldn’t trade it for anything else. You don’t want to work for anyone else, build anyone else’s business, or play by anyone else’s rules.
But, you feel so alone. Even if you’re a total introvert, it’s difficult to not feel like you’re off in the wilderness with no one to call for help.
Okay, maybe it’s not quite that dramatic, but you get the picture.
You’re only human. And humans need a boost in mindset, motivation, and creativity that they sometimes can’t get by themselves.
We’re designed to bounce ideas off of one another. We’re designed to get inspired by the movements of others.
There are surely people out there you really admire in business. You see where they are today and wish you could get to that point too.
You want what they have… but it feels like it will take forever to get there.
This Is Where Coaching Comes In
What if I told you that there was a way you could shortcut your success? You can ride on the coattails of others and get to where you want to go much more quickly.
There is a way, and it’s through hiring a coach.
I know what you might be thinking. You aren’t ready to “give up” and hire a coach, at least not yet. Hiring a coach is for those who can’t quite hack it on their own… and you don’t want that to define you.
First, get that thought out of your head. Some of the most successful people out there, some of the people you most admire and want to emulate, have hired coaches. I’ve personally had many coaches and mentors over the years. There’s no shame in it. In fact, it’s just smart business to hire a qualified coach or go through the materials created by a highly qualified coach.
I think you’ll find that hiring a coach is the best and smartest decision for you and your future. It’s time to bust some myths about what it means to hire a coach.
Do You Need a Coach?
You need a coach if you’re feeling lost, alone, and unmotivated.
Heck, you need a coach even if you’re feeling great about business and are simply ready to get to the next level.
You need a coach if you want to get to the next level quicker and easier without making all the mistakes you figure you’re going to make.
You need a coach if you feel like you could get a boost from those who’ve come before you and who’ve achieved more than you’ve achieved to this point.
In short, you need a coach. What form that comes in is totally up to you.
There are so many things a great coach can help you with. It’s freeing and refreshing that you can get a boost in business in just about every way from hiring a coach.
Coaching Helps with Creativity
Hiring a coach helps with creativity. It’s hard to be creative when you’re in complete isolation in your business. Bouncing ideas off of someone helps.
We all have a different worldview and set of experiences. Share your ideas with a coach. Get feedback. Start to see old problems in new ways.
When you hire a coach, you’ll be able to make creative connections you never would have dreamed of before.
Coaching Helps with Mindset
We all get into those mindset slumps every once in a while where it all seems like way too much. It seems like you can’t move forward and succeed in the way you want to. You can’t seem to get moving or even figure out what you want to do.
A great coach can pull you up out of a slump. They can help you switch your mindset. They can help you turn a scarcity mindset into one of abundance.
Seeing their success and suggestions can be very refreshing for you. You’ll see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. You’ll see possibilities rather than problems. You don’t have to go it alone. If you’re in a slump and have a poor mindset, a coach could be the answer for you.
Coaching Helps with Strategy
One of the best reasons to hire a coach is because they’ve been where you are. They’re further in their journey. They can reveal strategies to you for business that you wouldn’t have thought of on your own… or that would have taken a long time for you to come up with on your own.
They can help to dramatically decrease the time it takes you to succeed. That’s worth its weight in gold, don’t you agree?
Coaching Helps with Motivation
A good coach can help to motivate you, even when you feel like giving up. Business can be tricky. It can be intimidating. And it’s hard to try new things. But a coach can motivate you so that you keep going, finish projects, and really start to find success.
One of the biggest reasons people struggle in business is because they lose their spirit and motivation. A coach can give you that push you need to keep on going, no matter what.
There’s a Coach Out There That’s Right for You
If you’re weighing the idea of hiring a coach in your mind, you might be convinced now that this is the right path for you.
Know that coaching can come in many forms and there are coaching options out there for every budget. There absolutely is a coach out there that’s right for you. There’s a coaching situation out there that’s right for you.
Take the first step and figure out what you most want coaching for. Consider who you admire. Consider what your biggest holdups to success in business are.
Then, pledge to hire a coach and follow through with that coaching. Obviously it won’t do you good to hire a coach, spend all that money, and then ignore what they suggest. Find someone who will motivate you and hold you accountable. Hiring a coach just might be one of the smartest choices you make in business.