I'll never forget the first morning of my new business as a coach, how happy and excited I was to begin doing the work I was called to do.
But just moments later, one glance at my calendar had squelched my enthusiasm.
Why? Because on the very first day of my new business, the day that I had looked forward to and waited for with eager anticpation, there was nothing on my calendar.
No meetings (which was, frankly, a blessing!), but no appointments, either. Not that day, nor the next, nor the next, well, never.
Nothing. Nada. Zilch.
Nothing on my calendar meant nothing to do--no clients to help, no projects to work on, no money to earn. Ouch.
And as hard as I stared at my calendar, no client appointments magically appeared.
All I could think was, OK, seven hours until Oprah. What in the world would I do 'til then?
And then I thought (in a total panic), what if this whole coaching thing doesn't work out for me?
After a few minutes of paralyzing fear, I made what turned out to be a life-changing a decision: I would not let anything get in my way of being successful, period.
That day was the day I began developing a program that would attract clients quickly and easily, because I hated the feeling of fear and helplessness that washed over me like a tidal wave of cold reality water, and I resolved never to feel that way again.
Why am I telling you this? Why am I spilling my guts about my own frailties and foibles?
Because I want you to understand, to see, to know that I started from scratch, with nothing more than an idea for a business (a half-baked idea, at that) and a dream of being successful, and I made it happen.
What does that mean to you? It means if I can make a coaching business work, you can, too. And now, you can use the very same process that I used to build your business.
Before you flip out, don't worry: My process doesn't require any special marketing expertise. (Seriously!) At the time, I hadn't ever attended a marketing class (not even in college), much less read books on marketing.
My process doesn't require a lot of start up funding. As a matter of fact, my total marketing budget for the first few years as a coach was under $100 a month. (And yes, you can learn exactly how I spent that money, as well as get some ideas for a great low-cost high-return marketing budget for your business, too, but more about that later).
My process doesn't depend on luck. While it is true that I seem to have had more than my fair share of "good luck," I believe the reason is that I was prepared to both recognize and seize opportunities as they came up.
Now, I am not promising that you or anyone else will make the same amount of money that I have, or as quickly, because that is up to you.
On the other hand, you might even do better than I did, because you can have the advantage of having a coach who made all the mistakes for you, and who is willing to share her work, but I am getting ahead of myself again here.
You might be smarter, a better or more talented coach, even a kinder person than I, so it is not outside the realm of possibility (probablility?) that you could exceed my results hugely (as some of my clients actually have).
Speaking of talent, the good news is that talent isn't all that is necessary. You just need to know how to prepare yourself, how to present yourself, and how to allow yourself to be successful.
And just in case you are wondering, my process has worked with, shall we say, special populations; that is to say, people with learning and social disabilities as well as other challenges. So, as long as you can read directions and follow a list, you can do what I've done, no problem.
My process doesn't require that you have an existing network fo contacts. One client, a coach, built her business to full in a new city where she didn't know a soul in just a few months, and she's been a roaring success (you have probably heard of her if you are reading this) ever since, using my tools and methods.
So what does my process require? Not a lot, really. Just two things:
First, suspension of disbelief. (Notice that I am asking you to "believe" before you try.) All that is required of you at first is that you put aside the doubts, release the fears, and banish the suspicions about your own ability to build a business long enough to give the process a chance to work. Long enough to put my strategies into action so that you can see the results for yourself.
Yes, I am talking about trust. Yes, you can do this.
Seriously, did you lose any sleep over the fact that Monica and Rachel were able to afford a fabulous two-bedroom apartment in New York City on Friends? Nah, you were willing to suspend your disbelief long enough for the actors to hit their punchlines and make you laugh.
See, you can do this! Believe me, what I ask you to believe will be even easier because it will happen faster (over four months, which is about half a season of a sitcom) and you will be actively involved long enough to learn my strategies, put them into action, and see the results for yourself (which, you have to agree, is more than you will get from 12 weeks of watching reruns).
The second thing my process requires is your commitment. If you don't give the process a chance, it can't work for you! And if you don't actually do the process, it can't work for you, so it does require commitment.
It has been said that if you keep doing what you've been doing, you're going to keep getting what you've already got, which means that your business will stay exactly where it is today unless you choose to do something about it. In other words, if you want things (like your revenue, your client roster, your overall success) to be different (or ideally, better) tomorrow, you have got to do something different today.
So here's the deal: I am encouraging you to do something different, to invest in yourself and your future success by taking a series of steps toward your own more prosperous future. Simply suspend your disbelief that "nothing will work for you" long enough to give yourself a chance to be successful, and commit to making that happen.
If I am wrong (hey, it could happen), nothing will change. But if I am right, using my process will help you to develop the strategies, the tools, the process, and the confidence to succeed, and isn't that what you want?
Yes? Did you say that is exactly what you want?
Excellent! Let's make it happen; here's your link to get started now.
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