Life Coaching naturally involves both “life” and “coaching.”  Since “life” can’t be defined, every life coach training program out there focuses on the coaching part, or things to DO.  These things usually involve active listening, appreciative inquiry, and a dozen other words to go along with a way of getting results based on connecting with others with an end or result in mind. What would happen, however, if the results could happen naturally based on BEING instead of “Doing”?  What if there were an approach built on “life”.... (Read More ...)

Osho I first heard the term “No Mind” from the writings of Osho, my wife’s guru. He was the source of my realization that No Mind, meditation, pure awareness and life itself were all one and the same. Although I never had the privilege of meeting Osho in person, his words spoke to me in ways that still touch my heart and soul. Years ago, however, Osho (or Baghwan Sri Rajneesh as he was called at the time) was inaccessible to me.   This was not his doing, but mine. At the time – in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s – I was involved in another meditation... (Read More ...)

Life Coaching with No Mind What is “No Mind”? And how does it relate to life coaching?? I’m taking a chance here.  I’m taking the chance that you are drawn to being a life coach because your focus is on “life.”  If you believe that personal transformation is the highest expression of consciousness, continue reading.  If, however, your focus is on “coaching,” skip this series of articles.  You already have a definition of life coaching, know exactly what you are doing, and how you are doing it . . . Chances are there is nothing here for you. This... (Read More ...)

Choose to be free. “You are your own worst enemy”. We’ve all heard this phrase, and the more I observe myself, the more I find it to be true. It can be easy to be afraid, confused, doubtful, or conflicted. Sometimes the idea of failure prevents us from taking action. Sometimes the idea of success is too overwhelming to consider. Sometimes, it’s simply easier to stay in our comfort zone. Almost everyone limits themselves in some way, and most life coaching tips will address different methods to resolve this piece by piece. I’ve read about EFT, NLP, affirmations, and... (Read More ...)

Find Real Success with a Life Coach Business! OK, OK . . . You and I both know that the job market is terrible. It’s been this way for years, and it’s only getting worse. What makes it even more complicated is that we are led to believe that getting a college degree will help us, but that just isn’t always true. Many college graduates are learning the hard way that jobs may not be waiting for them once they have to start repaying their loans. “About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of bachelor’s degree-holders under the age of 25 last year were jobless or underemployed,... (Read More ...)

What makes you unique? Are you unique?  If so, are you effective in telling others about it?? An important but often overlooked aspect of marketing your life coaching business is to show people what makes you different. How you stand out from all of the other life coaching folks is the only way to truly get more clients. By NOT doing this, you are just one of the crowd . . . a commodity. And as a commodity you can only compete on price; not the place you want to be. I like to think of it as writing an effective resume. You don’t leave out what makes you a particularly qualified or expert... (Read More ...)

Break free of memories! Scientists are still trying to understand how and why different types of memories are formed. Neuroscience is a complex field with very few definitive facts that we can actually work with as a lay person. However, as human beings we’ve come to understand that a healthy memory is vital to our success on all levels, particularly as it pertains to our life coaching practice. Being able to remember people’s names, for example, or appointment dates, personal or professional issues, and the myriad of business details . . . these are all important. But your memory isn’t... (Read More ...)

Reward yourself for a change. Most of us talk about being more productive . . . how to perform better in life coaching, and how to make more money, how to accomplish more each day. However, it’s not often that we think about how to celebrate our success. Is rewarding yourself difficult?  If so, learn to overcome this hesitation; its a learned behavior . . . and not really productive to boot!  Here’s the reality:  you deserve to be rewarded for your efforts, and without this reward you are less effective. You might think that making more money or being a better coach is reward enough.... (Read More ...)

Don’t let failure get you down. Perhaps you’re thinking about getting life coach training, but you’re plagued with doubts.  Some of them might sound like this: “Is this what I really want?” “Do I have what it takes to be a life coach?” “Am I old enough?  Do I have enough knowledge/wisdom/degrees?” … and so forth.  Does the idea of failure or criticism stop you from fulfilling your dream of becoming a transformational life coach? Does the thought of making a mistake, not having a degree, or not being the best hold you back?  Have... (Read More ...)

Learn to Accept Wealth for your Life Coaching. Are you struggling to make money with life coaching? Do you seem to be doing everything right, but still don’t have the money you feel you deserve? Do you even ASK for the money when you perform services for others… or simply give out a lot of free sessions because it’s “the right thing to do”??  Chances are you have a subconscious decision that’s working as an obstacle to your success. Dr. Craig calls this “Success Sabotage Syndrome”. You can, in fact, sabotage your success, not only in life coaching,... (Read More ...)

Turn time into money. The most difficult obstacle that most self-employed members of society face is proper time management. When you’re working for yourself, you don’t have anyone looking over your shoulder constantly making sure that you’re getting things done. You don’t always have to commute to work every morning and sit in an office for a set amount of hours each day. In fact, you don’t even have someone prioritizing your tasks so that you know what you need to be doing. All of this is in your hands. Some of us may attempt to replicate the normal work day, but... (Read More ...)