Updated: Sep 16
Coaching is not for everyone!
If you are sort of interested in having coaching and have thought about making some changes and aren’t sure and don’t really know what you would want out of it then this probably isn’t the right time to hire a Coach.
Or if you’re thinking you can hire a Coach for an hour a week, pay for your weekly session and they are going to fix your life for you in that hour a week and the rest of the week you carry on as normal and don’t give it a second thought…..then coaching definitely is not for you!
Below are 10 more reasons NOT to hire a Coach....
1. You want someone that is going to answer all of your questions and fix everything FOR you –
Coaching is about your Coach asking you questions to help to guide you to the answer for the questions that you have. YOU are the expert in your life and business not your Coach, your Coach is an expert in asking the right questions to help you to stop and take a step back and look for the solutions, YOU will be the one doing the work
2. You are looking for a business guru who is going to come into your business fix everything and turn it around FOR you –
If this is what you want for your business then I would recommend looking for a mentor or management consultant. A coach will focus on how YOU can change your business and get clear on where you want to take it and create and put an action plan in place, the focus here is that YOU will be putting those things into place. A coach can also help you to stop and see the forest and not just the trees, you are the expert in your business that’s why you are in business and sometimes as a business owner it is easy to get so caught up in the day to day you can’t see the woods for the trees so having a business coach is a must if you want to take a step back and see the bigger picture and then put an action plan in place to take it to the next level.
3. You are stuck in the past and do not want to move into the future or change -
A Coach can help you to release old patterns that are holding you back, they will focus on the future and what you want in the future and hold you accountable to making the changes you say that you will so if you are not ready to change or move past your old beliefs and patterns then coaching is not for you. If you have deep seated trauma and are suffering from a mental illness then therapy or speaking to a trained psychologist is the way forward
4. You are not willing to be honest with yourself -
If you are not willing to be honest with where you are now then you won’t be able to be honest with where you want to be.
As Einstein said you cannot solve problems with the same thinking that created them.
5. You prioritise cost over value –
Hiring a Coach is an investment in you and your business and as long as you are committed and willing to change it is the best investment you can make, if you solely focus on the cost of that investment and constantly look for ways to discredit spending the money then you won’t free up your mind and focus to make the changes you hired the Coach for in the first place so if this is you then I would not suggest hiring a Coach
6. You want someone else to change –
Coaching is completely focused on you and how you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself to gain clarity about what YOU want and then shift your mindset/thinking, put action plans in place to get to where you want to be and change your life. If you want someone else to change to make your life better then they need to look into Coaching not you.
7. You hate feeling uncomfortable –
Coaching can make you feel uncomfortable, you are exploring limiting beliefs and patterns that are holding you back so to be able to release those and move on you go through discomfort as you are stepping out of your comfort zone into the unknown.
8. You’re short on time and think it will only be an hour a week –
As I said before Coaching is an investment so to get the full benefits of coaching you need to go full out which means doing work in between the coaching sessions. Time is our most precious commodity so if you are going to commit to changing your life and business for the better then make sure you can commit to the work that you will be doing in between and after your sessions end
9. You are looking for a financial advisor and think money mindset coaching will cover that –
If you are looking for someone to tell you what to invest in and where to spend your money then Money Mindset coaching is not for you. Money Mindset coaching focuses on YOU working out where you want to be financially and what beliefs and patterns are holding you back from achieving that. Although it includes doing a cash flow this is to help you set financial goals to get from where you are now to where you want to be so that you can then focus on what you need to change and to set an action plan for you to hit your financial goals. It is not an advisory service where the Coach tells you what you need to do.
10. You don’t want to be held accountable –
Lets be honest, if you’re running a business and you’re busy and short on time do you want someone holding you accountable to action plans that you have set to grow your business? Or if you’re someone that agrees to things and doesn’t follow through how will you feel being held accountable for that? A Coach will hold you accountable for the actions that you say you are going to achieve in between sessions, if you do not want someone holding you accountable don’t hire a Coach
If after reading this you think that coaching IS going to be right for you and you're ready to start taking HUGE action and making positive changes to achieve success be that personally or in business then book a FREE 30 minute consultation with Vikki here