So this is a question I get asked a lot, and the answer I give isn’t always what people expect.
A lot of people think that a coach is there to provide motivation and act as a cheerleader.
Now, whilst I believe a coach does provide some level of motivation, that isn’t their primary responsibility.
The way I see it is that a coach is there to help you take you or your business, to the next level.
With this in mind, its clear that I expect any of my coaching clients to have already achieved certain things.
I certainly don’t want someone standing at the starting line.
As a coach I provide guidance, critique and experience, to help my clients achieve more.
The first questions I ask are ‘What are you wanting to achieve’, and ‘What are you done so far to get there’.
If the reply is not much… it’s extremely unlikely that I’m going to take this client.
With my potential clients I want to see examples of action, drive and determination to succeed… I want to see someone fired up!
I’m here to take the car into the fifth gear, not to turn on the ignition.
I also believe that we are all capable of getting a certain distance ourselves.
It’s important that we work to network, research and understand our business and industry.
Strong commitment to this will get you a good amount of the way to your goals, especially if your goals are relatively low.
For example, if you want to earn $1,000 per month online… people should be able to do that by themselves if they commit enough time and effort to it.
You should start looking for a coach or mentor, when you really want to bump up that figure.
You want to earn $10k, $100k or a million plus per month… you want to go to the next level, and know is the time to seek out a coach or mentor.
Before you seek out a coach or mentor, first assess what you have done so far to achieve your goals.
If you feel you’ve committed plenty to achieving already, then get yourself a coach or mentor.
As I’ve said, a coach or mentor will take you and your business to the next level.
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