When you’re 100% committed to growing your coaching business to the level you know you’re capable of, there’s no doubt you need a game plan, a strategy that’s going to get you there AND we also need to acknowledge that there is no one size fits all formula for doing so. NO “formula” on the planet should ever trump trusting your instincts.
Your instincts are your bread and butter as a coach and they should be within your business too.
We’re overloaded with information at any given time simply because we have access to SO much of it and it can be easy to find ourselves neck deep in information we don’t know what to do with or how to apply it to our specific set of circumstances, formulas appeal to us because we want something simple we can follow that will guarantee a result.
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees even if you follow any given formula to a T because what works for one coach simply will not work for another.
I have a formula based program called The $5K Formula For Coaches and you can be assured that there is no one size fits all formula for that program, instead, each coach is encouraged to find the best way forward within the framework.
I have clients who did this program who sell their packages for $3K and not the recommended $5K because their instincts told them $3K was the right number for them and their potential clients.
I have clients to go about lead generation in a number of different ways because one way will not suit all coaches.
So even within my own formula, one I know works, I encourage my clients to trust their own instincts every step of the way because their instincts are always going to trump mine in their businesses.
Any coach who tells you to blindly follow a mapped out strategy is doing you a disservice.
A great coach will always work with you to find the way that works and feels good for you.
So we know that trusting our instincts is critical….but HOW do we learn to do that?
I’m glad you asked 🙂
HERE ARE THREE WAYS YOU CAN BEGIN TAPPING INTO AND TRUSTING YOUR INSTINCTS
1: Whenever you’re presented with an idea that pertains to your business (a marketing initiative for example) ask yourself “How do I feel REALLY about this?”.
Think about what this would look like in action and then ask ”Does this feel like a good fit for me?” and “Is this something my dream clients would respond well to?”.
Regardless of how well something is working for someone else ALWAYS run a gut check to be sure it’ll work for YOU and be appealing to YOUR dream clients.
2: Write a list of 5 times you trusted your instincts and things worked out for you.
What made you sure you were on the right track?
What thoughts and feelings were present as you made those decisions?
Remind yourself that when you DO trust your instincts things go well for you.
3: Clear your mind of any mental clutter and noise and then bring into focus your bigger vision……the big dream you’re chasing.
Spend time visualising your dreams as already achieved.
In this state ask yourself “what do I need to do next?”
Then do it.
Your internal guide is your greatest strength so please don’t underestimate the importance of creating a daily habit of tuning into and trusting your instincts as you made daily decisions in your business from who you take on as a client to the way you market your business to the coach you hire to help you grow.
Making rash decisions based on fear is the opposite of trusting your instincts so weigh your decisions, run them through your radar and then trust those decisions because if you do that second-guessing is no longer required.
I hope this helps you to feel more empowered when it comes to trusting what you know.
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