Have you ever thought about hiring an online coach? Like a fitness coach for example? Why not get in shape by yourself with all the free workout plans available on the internet.
You’ve put in the work, you have the knowledge. You could be an online coach too.
Even if you aren’t a coach, you can become one. Because this isn’t about the title. It’s about helping people and making their lives better while fulfilling a calling deep inside you to have a deeper sense of impact.
How do you know if online coaching is for you?
You can tell if online coaching is for you by asking yourself the following questions:
- Do I have the knowledge to help someone?
- Am I passionate about helping people?
- Do I enjoy communicating in a direct and honest manner with others?
- Do I enjoy writing, speaking and listening to other people’s ideas and thoughts?
- Am I good at learning new skills and adapting them quickly to different situations?
- Do I have a process or system in place that can be replicated?
- Do I enjoy teaching others something I’ve learned?
- Do I lead with confidence in my beliefs and values despite external pressure or challenges?
If you’ve done the work, created systems that work for you and your clients, put in place processes to keep them on track and make sure they’re getting results, then yes—you can do it. BTW even if you don’t have these things in place you can still do it. Here’s the tea, none of that shit aibe matters at first, just the general desire to help someone get from point A to point B and it’s EFFORTLESS For you. You may not have a fancy certificate hanging up above your desk or an official title as “coach” but that doesn’t mean anything when it comes down to doing what matters most: Being in your ZONE of GENIUS.
Is there such a thing as a reliable online coach or are all of these guys just scammers?
There are a lot of online coaches out there, and it can be hard to know which ones you should trust. It’s easy to dismiss them all as scammers, but this isn’t necessarily true. It really just depends on the coach in question and how they operate their business. I’ll tell you now, don’t be seduced by money. That ain’t the measure of a good coach. Trust me. If they’re leading with that, then to me that tells me that your general success isn’t their main objective, they launch status is. And ain’t nobody got time for that bullshit.
The best way to choose an online coach is by talking to them directly: ask questions about their experience and qualifications, inquire about their communication style (do they respond promptly? How often?), and see what others are saying about them, do some research into past clients who have worked with the person before so that you can get an idea of what kind of results others have gotten from his or her work (or lack thereof).
What is your purpose?
Before you begin a coaching program, it’s important to identify your purpose. What are you here to learn? What do you hope to achieve? How will your coaching sessions help you get there?
When starting any new venture, it’s always best to have a clear picture of what the goal is. You want to be able to put together an actionable plan on how exactly this coaching program can help lead you towards achieving that goal. Without knowing where we’re going or what our end result should be, how could we possibly know if our actions were taking us in the right direction or not?
Having this clarity around your goals is vital for personal success and lifestyle.
How genuine are you?
Online coaching presents a unique opportunity for you to be genuine, both with the client and within yourself. You need to be genuine when you are:
- Working with your clients
- Teaching online courses
- Coaching others
- Becoming a mentor for someone else’s business or life goals (we’ll discuss this later)
Being genuine is difficult in today’s world because it means that we have to put our true self out into the world—which can be scary! But it will also make all of your relationships richer and more meaningful, which makes it worth doing.
Do you have the right personality?
The first step in determining whether or not online coaching is right for you is figuring out if you have the right personality.
- You need to be able to communicate effectively
- You must be patient and able to listen
- You must be able to respond to questions and provide answers
- You must believe in yourself and your ideas enough that you can sell them effectively
If it feels like it’s not right for you, then most likely it’s not right for you.
If you aren’t excited about it, then most likely it’s not right for you. If you aren’t passionate about it, then most likely it’s not right for you.
If you don’t feel like your personality fits the role of coach or mentor, then most likely it’s not right for you.
If you’re already an online coach, then hopefully I’ve given you some ideas to help take things to the next level. If you were considering becoming one and found this article useful, then go for it! Being a coach, mentor or trainer is a great way to help other people and make a living doing something that you love, plus it sets up a life completely on your terms. And I’m fucking here for that.
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