as well as paid offers like my 1:1 Sold Out Coaching Sessions.
It’s all about balance - and keeping your business fun so you avoid getting burnt out.
Lesson Five - Weekends were created for a reason.
You need the time off to recharge, coaching is hard work!
I created a 3 day weekend a bit differently to most online entrepreneurs.
Half days on Mondays and Fridays and the regular 2 day weekend.
Depending on how my schedule is I even enjoy 3 1/2 days weekends with a full day off on Mondays! Yay!!
BUT if I’m not booked out,
and I have set goals for my business I will work harder than usual and take only the regular 11/2 to 2 day weekends but I’ve made a consious decision to not skip my weekends anymore and be intentional on how I spend them.
Lesson Six - Progress Reports
Working with clients it’s important to gauge where they were and where they are now.
Some clients expect miracles and it’s up to you to let them know exactly what they’ve accomplished and show them the progress they’ve made.
For example did you get started making $0 and now you’re making $2000? hello? most people don’t hit that mark for years.
Or maybe you had no online following and now you have a following of 1,000 or more?
Lesson Seven - You’re not a miracle worker.
I’ve worked with several coaches who carry the guilt around because clients blame them for not getting results.
But upon digging deeper, the clients didn’t do the work,
didn’t implement and then therefore? Didn’t get the results.
You don’t work miracles as a coach - you facilitate growth and development.
You also need to manage client expectation - what can they realistically expect?
Make a list of what you help them with,
Show them what is POSSIBLE based on your results and past client results
Support them in taking action
Lesson Eight - Keep Going.
It will get tough, I’m not going to lie to you BUT it gets hardest right before your breakthrough.
Right when I thought that things would never look up - BOOM I booked my biggest client, then another and had my biggest month to date.
Did it all happen over night? NO.
Was it easy? NO.
But once I put my blinders on, focussed on what I wanted and needed RIGHT THEN in my business - PAYING CLIENTS and followed a strategy that worked for me before everything started to fall into place.
You can have this same success in your business but it starts with
- taking action
- getting the help you need
- making the decision to go the long haul
These were some lessons I’ve learnt building my coaching business… I hope they were helpful.
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