I’m already successful. Why would I hire a coach?
As a rather new industry, we hear this a lot. Business coaching does not equate to the small business advisor at the local branch offering free services. Life coaching does not equate to therapy, which may take you in for years. It does not equate to a nutritionist whose role is a bit different from a holistic health coach. Not to mention that “successful” is a relative term.
Coaching holds you accountable. Coaching finds your WHY. Why do you want what you want? And even when you think you know your why, it will find your next why. Coaching takes you from where you are now to where you want to be. And to places you have not yet even realized you want to go. Coaching is not for the weak. A great coach will actually say to you what no one else will dare say.
The person affording your life may not be there tomorrow. The person emotionally supporting you might disappear despite asking you to always have their back. You could lose everything you have built in all realms of life in a heartbeat.
Are you prepared? Have you dug deep enough to know what you want if you could have anything? Have you dug deep enough to know what you want even if you lost everything you currently have tomorrow?
From fitting into that hot dress, to traveling to far away lands, to giving your kids the upbringing you did not have... what do you really want, and more importantly, why?
No matter how successful you are in life, happenings will always arise to knock you off your center. When all else falls away, all you really have is you.
Investing in yourself is saying that you are vested in you. Exactly what it takes to stay centered, relax, keep progressing, and create more of what you already have as a “successful” person.