Welcome to the Rich Coach Club, the podcast that teaches you how to build your dream coaching practice and how to significantly increase your income. If you're a coach and you're determined to start making more money, this show is for you. I'm master certified life coach Susan Hyatt, and I'm psyched for you to join me on this journey.
Back on the very first episode of this show, I asked, what’s your dream coaching practice? Today, let’s return to that question again, back to basics, back to the beginning because it’s so easy to get sidetracked and forget your original vision. And it’s easy to get wrapped up in what other coaches are doing, and then feel pressured like, maybe you ought to do those same things too.
But what’s actually right for you? And what do you really want to create? What’s your dream coaching practice? Not your colleague’s dream, not your mentor’s dream, but yours. That’s what today’s episode is all about, so here we go.
We’re starting with a segment that I call your two-minute pep talk. This is the part of the show where I share some motivation and encouragement to get your week started off right, and I try to keep things to two minutes or less.
When was the last time you asked yourself, what type of coaching practice do I want to build and why? What do I want to specialize in? What do I want to contribute to the world before I die? And what do I want to create? It’s just so easy to watch those other coaches and then feel pressured to do various things.
Maybe you see someone like me, someone writing books and hosting a podcast, and you figure, well, I guess I should do that stuff too. Or maybe you see a colleague who’s running online coaching programs and you figure, I guess I should work with clients online virtually too.
Today, I want you to turn your attention back inward. Turn your focus away from all the fabulous people out there doing fabulous things, and focus back on you. Because you’re pretty fabulous. What do you really want to create? Do you really want to write a book? Do you really want to lead retreats? Do you really want to teach and coach online?
It’s so important to get clear about what’s calling to you deeply, what’s calling to your soul, rather than getting wrapped up in whatever is trendy, popular, or common right now. Now look, I love helping women to build multi-six-figure and multi-seven-figure-dollar businesses. To me, that’s hot.
I get so fired up about helping women make significantly more money than ever before because I believe that it’s time for women to hold just as much power as men do, including financial wealth. However, let’s be clear. I’m not here to pressure anybody into becoming a millionaire. Ultimately, what I want for you is to create the life that you crave.
I want you to pursue your own dream, your own definition of success. For one coach, success might mean that you’re running big programs with hundreds of customers and making millions. For another coach, success might mean that you’re running a small, quiet coaching practice, seeing just a few lovely clients each month in a beautiful office, meeting face to face.
Please consider this episode your permission slip to do whatever the heck you want. There is no need to mold your coaching business into a shape that doesn’t feel right. Do what lights you up. And if you’re feeling like, jeez, I don’t even know what I want anymore, then there are some steps you can take.
Number one, you can do a digital detox for a few days. Unplug, step away from all the devices, take a break from social media, clear out your brain. Create some space so that you can reconnect with your dreams, without being influenced by what everybody else is doing.
You can try a guided meditation. That can bring fresh ideas into your mind, or help you reconnect with something you’ve wanted for a long time. You can scan your body. If you’re a certified life coach, this is something you’ve probably been trained to do, but make a list of projects you’re considering, a coaching program, a book, a podcast, whatever business projects you’re considering. And then take a few moments to think about each project.
As you think about each project, scan your body. Which projects call you to feel open, expanded, relaxed, excited, energized? Which ones cause you to feel tight, constricted, emotionally weighed down? Notice what your body tells you because your body never lies.
Those are a few suggestions. Ultimately, you only get one life, boo, so please don’t spend your life pursuing somebody else’s dream. It’s your life. It’s your coaching practice. Your career. Create your beautiful dream, whatever that may be. Pep talk complete.
Now we’re moving into the part of the show where I give shout-outs to you. Shout-outs to listeners, clients, all the wonderful people in my business community. And today, I want to give a shout-out to Elise.
So Elise emailed in and she said, “Susan Hyatt, this is one of my favorite podcasts for motivation and strategies that work. I listened for over a year during my commute back and forth to a soul-sucking corporate job, and I’m happy to send you an email today to announce that I’ve started my own coaching practice and I couldn’t have done it without all the free resources in this podcast.”
Oh my gosh Elise, you have made my month. Thank you. And hey, if you have something to say about this show, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, post a five-star iTunes review, or review it on social media and tag me. I love giving shout-outs to people in my community so you might hear your name on a future episode if you do. Thanks for the love. I love you right back.
Hey, do you enjoy guided meditations and visualizations? Here’s one you might really love. It’s 10-minutes long and it’s free. So you can go to wishbeads.com/yes. Sign up there to get the visualization. It’s an audio recording that’ll be emailed to you.
A girlfriend of mine loves this particular visualization and told me all about it. So in this visualization, you see yourself stepping into a moment in your life where everything feels just right. You see your greatest wish coming true. But the cool part is your greatest wish might be something you don’t expect. Your wish might surprise you.
If you’ve been feeling stuck with your coaching practice lately, feeling like, I don’t know what I want, this visualization would be a good one for you to try. So grab it, try it out. Once you feel clear about your wish, then you can start putting in the work to make your wish come true.
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