It's a second insight about the last three actions that most unsuccessful coaches are doing and sometimes they are trying do more of those steps. Sadly - this takes them to the direction they don't want to go.
Those steps are easy to do and that is why it's a trap. It takes courage to do it differently.
But it is worth to try. Here are the rest three from UNLUCKY SEVEN.
[5 - Skip coaching for yourself ]
Its one of the points why most coaches (~88%) stays in the same situation when they started coaching training. They know the theory as there were a lot of examples, they are clear about the coaching conversation structure and sure they are really smart people who are willing to help others but... But if you don't have a coach for yourself so who will want to pay you? Sooner or later clients will ask this question: "Who is your coach? "
So if you don't have your coach so maybe you don't believe in having one?
[6 - Have small plans]
If there are two types of coaches so they are rather dreaming/acting BIG or... eh, just the opposite.
Just imagine that coach works with several clients and coach's passion is to help them succeed. All of them have the leverage for their dreams - coach.
It will be funny to know that with client's dreams the coach has just small plans, right?
Small plans leads different direction of what you started. And there are no way like this if the coach has his own coach [#5], focuses on new learnings [#4], have a team [#2] etc.
[7 - Work alone as a STAR]
Yes, you are big. But when big person is in a community - they all became great!
Being with like minded people, together with those who has a needed mindset - everything is more easy and there are more passion to create. Those professionals who works alone they are fighting in the competition battle. Those who are a part of community - create something bigger while all the time sharing their knowledge and leadership. Its a way of not being just a lonely star. Its a way of leading by example.
Just take a look at all those SEVEN principles (first 4 were in the previous insight) and find what exactly you are doing.
If you can find one or two - its a sign for a change.
If you can relate to three or more - i want to encourage you to change, to STOP do those easy things and your coaching business will begin to thrive.
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“The Unlucky SEVEN” - things you need STOP doing and your coaching business will grow.
Its a promise?
Lets look closer.
In my 11+ years of coaching practice I found that it is very easy to do these actions and I call them “The Unlucky SEVEN”.
If you are a beginner in coaching - it will be very easy to dive in this routine.
Don’t go for the easy way. Better to go for the right one.
[1 - Coach everyone]
I know that it is easy to say “I can coach everyone” as everybody could benefit from coaching.
You are right. They could. But not everybody knows it so first - do your educational part for them and let them decide if they want to be coached.
[2 - One man orchestra]
Yes, you are good in doing things by your own and you know how to write posts on social media, you know how your website should look like and you even know how to create it and you sure know how to write a sales letter.
But you know what is better? Better is together with your team. Maybe not right now but it will be better later so prepare for that. Look for your future team.
[3 - Solve client’s problems]
I know that you want to help your client to solve his problems. Stop It. You are a coach not a problem solver. Work on your client not on his problem. (S)He created problems by being smaller as a personality so (s)he can solve those problems by becoming bigger, right? Work on client, not on problems.
[4 - Learn nothing new]
Coaching is not just a profession. It is more like a mindset, lifestyle with huge amount of curiosity - so you can’t stop learning as there are so many things you could learn to be more valuable to your clients (and to yourself too). It easy not to learn. Stop It. More Learning is more Earning too.
Actions 5, 6 and 7 still left.
Can you relate with first 4?
If yes - take a look what can you do differently and in the next insight I will share the rest.
Morning routine is the most important part of the day?
Yes sure first you have to get a good sleep, but morning routine... It’s something that fuels your whole day. It’s true and you know it!
Get up and go instantly for a little meditation like 5 minutes, set up your goals, get ready for the day, do a bit of sport to wake your body up 10-15 minutes just a stretch is ok... and still... don’t touch your phone! Go wash your face, get a breakfast and wake up your brain, like brain gymnastics (there is some great apps for that) train logic, reflexes, memory etc. Get something to read if you have time for it!
And now your whole body and mind are ready for the day! Short routine 100% helpful
And don’t forget... now yes, you can take your phone :)
Have a great day ya’ll <3
How do you structure goals in your organization? Do you use any frameworks or tools to do that? I’d believe the most companies rely on measuring some KPI’s. However, in my experience, KPIs are not reflecting the real objectives that organizations are chasing.
I have lately been reading on OKR (Objectives and Key Results) and implementing it for my personal goals. It seems that it works straightforwardly!
I suggest you check some primary samples on www.okrexamples.co
Happy goal reaching! 👏