Susan Hyatt :
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 if you're determined to start making more money, this show is for you. I'm master certified life coach Susan Hyatt, and I am psyched for you to join me on this journey.
Hey coaches, do you want to do something, but maybe you feel like it's just not the right time? And I'm using air quotes around the words, right time. You're not alone. Over the years, I've heard thousands of clients dish out the right time excuse when it comes to pursuing something they really, really want. Listen, life is messy. That's totally valid and real. But life is always going to be messy and there's never going to be a magical or perfect moment when the stars align so that you can reach for the stars and go after your goals ever, ever, ever. There will never be a magical, perfect time. I promise. You might sprain your shoulder, or maybe your kid is struggling in school, or your partner or spouse is having a midlife crisis. Whatever it is, there will always be something that's an easy excuse to glom onto for not pursuing your dreams. And how do I know this? Because I have been an expert at this and I learned how to get out of it.
You can spend the rest of your life saying it's just not the right time. Or you can listen to this episode and ditch that noise so we can get you creating what you crave. Here we go. Saying that it's not the right time is nothing more than a block. Okay. Now hear me out because it's not just any block. This specific block has five different types. It's a fancy block. So no wonder it's so difficult to clear. So first it's a mindset block. Yes. Saying that it's not the right time to pursue your dreams is a low quality thought.
And I talk a lot about low quality thoughts all the time on this podcast. There are thoughts that are negative, draining, exhausting, and not serving you low, low, low quality. And you want to pivot these thoughts into high quality thoughts. So instead of saying, it's not the right time, you want to say, okay, there's never going to be the perfect time. So the right time is now.
Another thing I like to ask myself when I notice that I'm piling on the excuses about it not being the right time and it could be I'm too tired, I'm too busy, I'm too this, I'm too, that I often will ask myself, but how could this be the perfect time for this? How could this be the perfect time? And an example that comes to mind is several years ago, gosh, was it seven years ago now? Let me think about this. Almost eight years ago, Ryan Hyatt wanted to go to Thailand. He was super into Muay Thai and he wanted to learn Muay Thai from the masters. And I'm like, you know what? You can go down the street to the local gym and learn some martial arts.
And he really wanted, he had it in his mind that he wanted to learn from the masters in Thailand. He's like 15 years old at the time. And I was like, no, it's not the right time because of money. It's not the right time because I'm so busy with work. It's not the right... I mean, I had all kinds of reasons why it was not the right time, including as someone who at that time had never left the United States, I was like, isn't it dangerous over there? Aren't they experiencing civil unrest? And I've recorded other episodes about how Ryan very delicately figured out what my objections were and overcame them one by one. Total salesperson.
But when he started obliterating my mind trash about why we couldn't take on this adventure to go to Thailand, I started to ask myself, well, how could this be the perfect time? And as soon as I changed my mindset, things started to come together for that plan. And I hosted my first international retreat in Thailand. It's sold out within I think, 12 hours. But one of the other mindset tricks that I used was what if I was the woman with the stories and not the regrets.
And that's something that I ask myself all the time. When I feel in my body that I'm perhaps hiding or making excuses, because that's something else for you all to experiment with. When you're telling yourself a low quality thought that doesn't serve you, it doesn't feel great in the body. And listen, the truth can sting sometimes, but the truth doesn't ever feel like a complete depletion. It might sting, but it doesn't feel gross the way that mind trash feels. And so when I ask myself, will you regret this? When you look back on this, will you be full of regret or not? And right, there's a thing called Jomo, joy of missing out where I feel completely delighted to not do something. I can feel the difference in my body. And I know you can too with practice.
So again, like you can think about, okay, things are really messy right now. It's not ideal, but what if it was the perfect time and would I have regrets for not doing this? Yes or no. Okay. It's not the right time is not just a mindset block though. It's also a time block. So when you're saying it's not the right time to do something, much of the time it's because we're looking at our calendars that are cluttered with too many things. And physically don't feel that we have the space. And time blocks are tricky, but you can learn to become a time creator.
So for example, I once listened to a story about a fiction writer who was able to carve out 15 minutes a day to write and went on to become a bestselling author. In 15 minutes a day, anyone can find 15 minutes a day to pursue a dream. And similarly, I wrote my bear book in 30 minutes a day up until the end. And then at the end, I had to hold myself up at my lake house with my copywriter, Alex. We finished that book in I mean, it took us like maybe eight days to finally finish it. But most of that book was written on just 30 minutes a day. Right?
And so becoming a time creator is not about how much time you have. It's about the energy that you bring to the time that you have. And so often when people say, how do you get so much done, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Much of it is because of the capacity that I've built over time to really bring all of my energy, and focus, and attention to the time that I have, as opposed to saying like, oh, well I need 10 hours to do that. There are legit projects that do require quite a bit of time and attention, but you can do it a little bit at a time, 15 minutes a day, 30 minutes a day.
Okay. So it's not the right time is a mindset block. Yes. It's also a time block. It's also an energy block. So when you say it's not the right time, you're examining the energy you need to go after something that you want. So I just mentioned with the time block, it's not the number of minutes, it's the energy you bring to those minutes. And so many of us, especially after 2020, feel exhausted and depleted. That's not going to just go away.
So I always suggest to my clients to take an inventory of energy and find the energy leaks. And usually these are directly tied to boundary issues like spending time with people who drain your energy or giving too much time away to things that don't serve you. And so for me, I know and I've learned the hard way, that when I say yes to things that I don't want to say yes to, when I relax my boundaries, whether it's with a client, or a neighbor, or a family member, or a friend, that's leaky, leaky boundaries, leaky, leaky, leaky. And you can listen to the previous episode on Rich Coach Club that I just did on upgrading your boundaries.
So often it not being the right time is because you are leaking all over the place and you got to tighten up and upgrade those boundaries and your energy. And also, I mean, I've done so many episodes on this, but there are things that I do in terms of actual legitimate nourishing self-care that helps keep my energy high. So non-negotiable movement and making sure that I have a delicious variety of power food and pleasure food. Sleep is a non-negotiable for me. And listen, I know plenty of you all have trouble sleeping, and I could do episode upon episode about that. But one thing I wanted to just tuck into this episode is I recently started taking magnesium again.
Now, for those of you who don't know, magnesium is so great for women for a variety of reasons, but one thing it definitely can help with is sleep. And so years ago I used to take a calcium magnesium powder and like mix it into water and choke it down. It tastes so terrible. And I got away from doing it, even though I saw the benefits because it just tastes so bad. And now they have chewables. Hello. So I've been chewing these cherry lemonade, magnesium chewables. And I'm not someone who ever complained about my sleep before. I thought I was getting pretty great sleep, but this you all, some of the sound asleep I've had in years. So get you some magnesium, side note to boost your energy. Okay. The right time excuse, it's also a community block. So if you have people in your ear who don't support your dreams, then it's never going to feel like the right time, because you're always listening to their mind trash. This is an easy block to clear because you can find a mentor who's achieved the dream you want and hire them.
So I have plenty of clients who joined my masterminds or work with me privately one-on-one because they see I was able to become a successful coach and their dream is to do the same. And so think about it. I was talking with my friends, Rachel and Robert on Zoom last night. And Rachel was talking about a question that she posed inside her club. And the question was, identify something that's hard for you right now. And then think about who do you know, or who can you find that this is easy for and go hire them. Go find out what it was that they did to make this so easy for them now. And then, right, if you hire the right mentors or working with the right people, then you can learn that and elevate your time and energy and achieve what you want to achieve.
And so, again, it could be the right time for you if you had the right support. So finally, this is a big one. If you're saying it's not the right time, you likely have a gap in your knowledge on how to get there. So maybe you want to earn six figures as a coach, or seven figures, or eight figures, but you don't know much about marketing. You're terrible at marketing. This would just be an education gap that you need to fill. My friend wanted to become a screenwriter, but she'd never written a script in her life. So instead of saying it wasn't the right time, she read screenwriting books, she joined classes, she hired a professional consultant to fill in that education gap. And now she has multiple movies on Lifetime, STARZ, a variety of networks. Side note, she keeps threatening that she's written a character based on me, but she's not a life coach. She's a lesbian restaurateur. And I am so here for this. I cannot wait to finally make it to the big screen in one of her scripts.
Anyway, no block is permanent. None of these are permanent. All of this can be cleared. And the right time excuse, gone, out the window. Because I know that you're an unstoppable woman. So the next time you're telling yourself, it's not the right time, bullshit. I want you to flip that script and say, the right time is now. Pep talk complete.
All right, now it's time for me to brag on you all. It's time for community wins. So this is the part of the show where I love to share wins and victories and beautiful accomplishments from my clients and from members of the Go Time Facebook group. And today the special shout out goes to Kelly Schafer. So Kelly is a member of my On The Six Mastermind. And she also participated in the pitch clinic that we just did inside the Go Time Facebook group. And so for those of you who don't know what that is, it's basically a free mini challenge that I did where we focused on pitching our services, asking for the sale for a whole week. And we had so much success. There were so many people who participated, who put themselves out there in new ways, who got actual money, real clients during that week. I gave away prizes. It was super fun. And you can watch the replays if you want to get inside the Go Time Facebook group and check it out.
But Kelly, let's go back to Kelly. So Kelly shared inside the On The Six group that it had been on her mind and heart for three years to have and host a retreat at her beach house. And she hadn't done it yet for a variety of it's not the right time excuses. And so as part of the pitch clinic mini challenge, while we were still on a live broadcast, she emailed out and posted within her community that she was considering doing this retreat. And she immediately sold five spots to this retreat. And I think she was sold out status at four people, because her beach home has four bedrooms. And now she's renting another home on the same street, so she can host more people. The response was so overwhelmingly positive. And I just want to say Kelly, that's some CEO moving right there, moving and shaking.
And so I congratulated Kelly inside the Go Time group. And she said to the rest of the people participating, listen, join On The Six, because this is on the regular in there. This is the kind of stuff we do in there all the time. And I couldn't be more grateful Kelly because when we started working together, one thing I'll say about Kelly is that she purchased In Demand, which is a digital product we have. She implemented just about everything from In Demand and had a huge webinar sales situation, and then joined On The Six and has continued to elevate her income, how she does business. I just couldn't be more proud.
So, hey, get yourself inside the Go Time Facebook group. We would love to have you. When you join, you get lots of tips on business, and marketing, and sales, and pricing, and communication. You can just search Go Time on Facebook and join the group. We would love to have you there. And if you're interested in joining a mastermind of positive like-minded people in business, join On The Six. We're going to put a link in the show notes for you. You can go to susanhyatt.co and all the details are there.
All right. Now it's time for me to thank the gracious and lovely individual who took the time to leave me a glowing five star review on Apple podcasts. I want to give a shout out to Abby Konecky. Abby, her review is entitled, not just for coaches. I have loved Susan's content for a long time, but I didn't listen to the podcast because I wasn't a life coach. Now I'm in training right now to be a life coach. And so I'm finally catching up on the episodes. Don't be me. Don't wait. Her podcast is for you, even if you're not a coach yet, or you could go ahead and get trained to be a coach. I'm in Susan's University for Life Coach Training right now and it's been the best decision.
Abby, thank you so much for that review. And I think that's so funny. Abby came to dinner at my house. I had a couple of dinner parties in the backyard recently, and she said, I am a rule follower. And I thought it was only for coaches. So I didn't listen, which I think is so fun. So, hey, if many of you, I know who listened to this are not life coaches. Thank you for listening. Go leave me a review. Thank you, Abby. Mork and Mindy are sending tons of doggy kisses your way.
All right. One more thing before you go, there's power in claiming your intentions. So I'd to hear from you. Hop over to the Go Time Facebook group and tell me what, it's the right time for you to do. Claim it right now. For example, it's the right time for me to publish a book, or it's the right time for me to create that online course, or it's the right time for me to train for that half marathon, or it's the right time to Join Susan, Rachel, and Robert at the most in LA. I'm going to put those details in the show notes too. It's the right time, because you said so. And I'd love to cheer you on. Thank you for listening to this episode of Rich Coach Club. I hope this episode has inspired you to know it's the right time, because you said it is. Thanks again for listening and I'll see you next week.