The journey of being a new Life Coach, Entrepreneur or Small Business Owner can be one of the most amazing and exhausting experiences of your life.
I wanted to share some of my my top tips for you if you’re starting out with your Life Coaching business or launching your dream. This comes from years of expereince and I wish that I would have taken these tips on board a lot earlier than I did.
So here we go, 4 Tips for New Life Coaches & Entrepreneurs :
When you’re first starting out, someone (many actually) will appear to have a better website, freebies, social media following and packages then you. In fact, many other coaches will appear to be doing what you’re doing or have a similar spin.
BUT YOU ARE YOU!
So remember to ‘stay in your own lane’ and speak to your audience. Show up as yourself and don’t get distracted by the likes of others in a negative way. In fact, one of the best things you can do it champion, collaborate and congratulate those around you.
2. Know there will be highs and lows!
When you decide to start working for yourself and you’re often the ‘face of the brand’ you have to know that there are going to be ‘peaks the troughs’ emotionally throughout the journey of opening and expanding your business.
The biggest lesson one can learn is to ride the wave. Honor the days when you feel like going and becoming a greeter at Target — I know because I’ve been there. Slow and steady, focused intentional work and knowing that you have the vision that is wild in your heart.
Remember to take time to reboot and recalibrate when you feel wobbly (see #3 below)
3. Have Fun & Rest
You can work on your business 24.7.365 if you want to. I have before, believe me it’s not fun and it’s not sustainable. So I implore to you, that you have to make sure that you schedule FUN and REST in your journey.
“When was the last time you had fun?”
What I have experienced and see in many entrepreneurs is a state of becoming so consumed with work that we forget to have fun. Fun is how you ground yourself, how you re-align and you often find inspiration in those moments. So make a list of the 10 things that you LOVE to do, which bring you fun. Pull it out when you’re in a slump, need to clear your head, or need inspiration.
“When was the last time you had a proper restorative rest?”
We have to give ourselves permission to rest and restore. Choose activities or things which bring back the energy, vitality and rested feeling in your body, mind, and spirit. We can only hustle so much on this path before we totally crash and burn.
4. Continue to network face-to-face and make those connections
“It’s so nice to be breathing the same air as other people” — is something that I often say.
I have noticed over the past 3 years, that spend so much time behind a computer, on Zoom, on social media, and meeting with clients via Skype. Meeting, networking and collaborating face-to-face is still an important part of building your business. I encourage you to find local networking meetings, business groups, and sporting/hobby groups to become involved in. Social media is helpful but doesn’t replace true human connection. It’s also an amazing way to network and grow your business, especially with new algorithms making it more complicated online to reach your audience.
I’m a firm believer that nothing replaces direct human connection.
I hope that these tips help you as you begin your journey as a coach and entreprenuer.
Which one of these resonate with you most?
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