I’m a BIG fan of coaching, but I haven’t always been! I used to feel like I needed to do everything myself and that asking for help was a sign of weakness. Like it was admitting that I couldn’t do everything on my own. But then something changed…
I hired a coach down at the gym to help me with my fitness goals. I’d let my health slide and prioritized everything else above it, so it had got to the point where I needed to make a change. I didn’t know much about health and fitness at the time, so it made sense to hire an expert who could get me the results faster. Did I mention that I was getting married?! Nothing puts a rocket behind you like knowing you’ve got a wedding dress to buy and professional photos that you’ll see for (or haunt) the rest of your life.
My fitness coach helped me to get into the best shape of my life. But this experience had an even more profound effect – it inspired me to help others reach their goals by becoming a coach myself. I got qualified, started my own business, and love working with all the amazing ladies to help them achieve their dreams. Over the years I’ve noticed that people get different things out of coaching – there isn’t a one-size-fits-all benefit. Sure, some people hire a coach for their expertise in a subject matter, but there are actually many other benefits beyond that. So, I want to share 3 ways that investing in a coach can multiply your results…
#1 – Accountability
Have you ever set a goal and then just not followed through? Maybe you got too busy, distracted by other priorities, or just couldn’t motivate yourself to take action. This happens to a LOT of us and is something that a coach can help you to overcome. They’ll agree to clear targets and next steps with you, along with some realistic deadlines. Just knowing that you’ve told someone else you’ll do something is enough of a motivator for many people. No-one wants to let someone else down.
But something even more powerful happens when you do hit a bump in the road. If you don’t stick to an agreed target then a coach will call you out on your BS. They won’t accept your excuses at face value but will help you dig deeper to unpack what’s really going on. A good coach can help you uncover the underlying things that are holding you back, which most of us have no idea exist. They’ll help you remove the barriers, so instead of slowly edging towards your goal, you can get there in no time.
Coaches do not fix problems.
Coaches fix your thinking.
Then problems fix themselves.
#2 – Clarity
Investing in a coach can also provide some much-needed clarity. Have you ever had so many ideas that you’re not sure which one to start first? Or too many decisions to make and that dreaded feeling of overwhelm? A coach can help you to clarify your thoughts and develop a clear plan. Having an outsider look in is often more helpful since they come with a fresh pair of eyes. They can help you separate the wood from the trees so you know exactly how to move forward. Sometimes it’s helpful to have a sounding board, get another perspective, or just have someone to brainstorm with! Having clarity means that you can focus on the activities that really matter and will actually move you towards your goal.
#3 – Shortcut
Sometimes the best way to multiply your results is to take a shortcut. This doesn’t mean cheating or doing anything underhand, but simply avoiding the mistakes that others have made. Learning from others means you can ditch the ‘trial and error’ approach to focus on strategies that are proven to work.
Investing in a coach who’s already done what you’re attempting is a sure-fire way to maximize results. You get to benefit from their years of experience in a fraction of the time, avoiding time-consuming or costly mistakes along the way. Plus, they’ll probably have a network of people in your niche and can make introductions to get you started.
Investing in a coach can help you get better results and achieve them in less time. It also makes it more fun along the way! If you’re interested in one-to-one coaching, then get in touch here.