‘The Power of Coaching’ has proven to be an extremely effective method for facilitating personal and professional development and fulfilment. Coaches are highly in demand these days due to its effectiveness in developing people to achieve personal and business success.
The power of coaching has been identified in the media, corporations and in the community as a development strategy that really works. In studies that have been done on the impact of coaching, the results have consistently shown a return on investment of 100% or more.
The 7 Biggest Mistakes you can make before hiring a Coach
Telling yourself you can’t afford a coach.
The truth is that you can’t afford not to have one. Coaches are highly in demand these days because coaching has proven itself to be an extremely effective method for facilitating personal and professional development.
Coaching clients from all walks and areas of life consistently report that it is the best money they ever spent. Especially relevant is the fact that their investment in an ongoing coaching partnership. Furthermore, coaching enables them to achieve their goals quicker, easier and with greater results. Think about what that means for you.
If you are still unsure consider this, it’s not enough for you to say you want things to be different. Just wanting something doesn’t make it so. You must make a decision and then take purposeful action toward what you want.
When you put your money where your mouth is and invest in a coaching program you demonstrate your commitment to achieving the thing that you want. In addition, you cut yourself off from any possibility other than total success. Why waste time, why not enjoy the power of coaching now!
Waiting for a “good” time to make a change or go after the things you really want in life.
Guess what, there is no good time. Life will always be busy. There will always be family and business obligations to attend to, people and projects that want your time, energy and money. Your life will always be busy and it will always get in the way of what you really want, if you let it.
Wondering what you can do about it? Stop kidding yourself that the perfect time is just around the corner or sometime off in the future. Instead, decide to join forces with a professional who can teach you how to make the most of every moment starting right now.
Your coach will hold you accountable while keeping you focused and on track to achieving your goals no matter what life throws at you.
Wasting your time and money on stuff that doesn’t get you the results you want and is not ultimately fulfilling.
Let’s face it; there are an infinite number of things that you can spend your hard earned money and valuable time on these days. When you know you want things to be different or better it’s easy for you to waste your time and your money in one of two ways.
The first one is spending your time and money collecting information that comes in the form of books, software, seminars, reports or programs. You are collecting information that you believe can help you get what you want.
Now don’t get the wrong idea here, information is a great thing. We are big believers in books and programs being critical tools in helping you get where you want to go, but we want to make something very clear here.
Information alone will not get you results. You cannot expect that your sales will automatically increase just because you read the Guru of Sales’ latest book.
The Power of Coaching
Coaching will help you to attain fulfilling results only by taking consistent action toward achieving your goals, based on what you’ve learned from the information you’ve collected.
Have you ever set out to maintain a healthy body weight and lifestyle yet indulged in unhealthy good and not done any exercise?
Have you ever gone out and bought an expensive gadget you don’t really need or can’t really afford when what you truly desire is to feel successful and experience financial freedom?
If this sounds like you then you know what it’s like to be running on the hamster wheel of short term gain, in the form of immediate gratification. Hence, you enter into long term pain because your life experiences don’t match up with what you really want?
Investing in yourself – time and money!
It’s very important to realise that spending your time or money on things that give you immediate gratification yet have nothing to do with your goals and values will always leave you feeling empty.
Instead of wasting your time and money, why not invest in yourself in a way that will accelerate your personal and professional development? Working with a coach on an ongoing basis is the most time and cost effective investment you can make in yourself and your quality of life.
Your coach can teach you how to make the most of what you’ve got and how to do more with less. They will hold you accountable for taking consistent purposeful action towards achieving your goals.
The power of coaching is that by working with a coach, you will become crystal clear on what you really want, why you want it and how to get it. Furthermore, having clarity takes the guess work out of things.
In addition you will be able to evaluate all future investment opportunities; f or you to spend your time or money, according to their ability to enable you to fulfil your purpose, your vision, your values and your goals.
Blaming external factors for what’s not working in your life and waiting for them to change so you can have the life you dream of.
Do you find yourself wishing other people were different; easier to get along with, more positive, more successful, trustworthy or kind? Or, do you find yourself thinking about how your life would be better if your circumstances were different if only you had a better job, more money, more time or more opportunity?
Are you telling yourself that these external factors are responsible for what’s not working in your life or for preventing you from having what you want?
It can be very tempting to get caught up in this paradigm. But the reality is that if you are looking for or waiting for something outside of yourself to change and give you what you want, you will be waiting, and frustrated, for a very long time.
The reason for this is that you do not have control over anything outside of you. What you do have, though, is total control over yourself. You have total control over your thoughts, your actions and your results.
It is a fact that your circumstances will change when you make a committed decision to do the things that will move you in the direction of what you want to experience in your life. Hiring a coach is one of the smartest things you can do to ensure you take control and create the reality you want to experience. This is the Power of Coaching.
Believing that You Have to Work Harder in Order to Achieve Your Goals
Do you have dreams or desires that you’ve left unfulfilled because you can’t imagine bringing them to life without adding a lot more to your already jam packed schedule?
The Power of Coaching
It may surprise you to know that coaching can enable you to be more, do more and have more by working smarter instead of harder.
Your coach will lead you through an efficient process.
- You need to be clear about what you do and do not want in your life.
- Identify the things in your life that you’re tolerating or doing just because you feel like you should.
- Develop an action plan that details what it’s going to take, the what by when, for you to reach your goals.
- You will stay focused and on track by being accountable to your coach for taking consistent action and you will learn how to overcome any challenges that come up along the way.
If you want to learn how to work smarter instead of harder, coaching is a wise investment of your time and money. Consequently this is the power of coaching.
Settling for Good Instead of Going for Great
If you’re thinking your life is good and you’re relatively satisfied, congratulations! That did not happen on its own. You have obviously done some fabulous work.
You’ve already proven you’re the kind of person who proactively goes after what you want and you get it. So why would you settle for anything less than great? Do you really want to play it safe and stay comfortable? This will not help you take your life/career further to achieve your dreams.
Most of my clients are people who are already very successful. Now that they’ve personally experienced the power of coaching they tell me that they realise just how much less they were settling for, for themselves and their lives. They were settling for good when they could have been experiencing great.
These clients also tell me that coaching has dramatically increased the quality of their lives in all areas, from increased sales to enhanced relationships and from better health to increased productivity. Furthermore, many feel, for the first time, that they are fully and vibrantly alive.
So I want to challenge you to stop settling for good and strive for GREAT.
7. Having “Lone Ranger” Mentality.
If you think that the only way for you to achieve your goals is to do it by yourself then you have Lone Ranger Mentality. Do you believe that reaching out to someone, and a professional someone for that matter, somehow indicates that you aren’t “something” enough? That it somehow means you’re incapable and not smart enough, strong enough or good enough?
Well let me assure you, the people who come to coaching are all of those things, extremely capable, smart, strong and a whole lot more. They choose coaching because they are ready to accelerate their personal or professional lives and work with a professional who will enable them to achieve their goals faster, easier and with better results than they could on their own.
A coach will facilitate your self-discovery, the identification and prioritisation of your goals. In addition, they will help you create your action plan as well as prepare for and overcome any challenges you encounter along the way.
Furthermore, they will hold you accountable for taking consistent action toward the realisation of your goals. Accountability is one of the greatest payoffs of coaching. It is so powerful because it can make all the difference in terms of you being a Goal Achiever instead of just a Goal Setter and someone who walks the walk instead of just talking the talk.
Think of your coach as your success partner, whose reason for being is to help you get what you want quicker, easier and with better results than you could on your own.
For more information visit our website to find out about our coaching programmes https://afcconsultants.co.uk/individual-coaching-programmes/
Or call Andrée on 07702 818665 and get a 30 min free consultation. Alternatively you can send me an enquiry on https://afcconsultants.co.uk/contact/ .
I look forward to hearing from you.