Hard to Become a Life Coach? Think again! I know what it’s like to think, “I can’t do that.” Growing up, I loved to read and write, and I had dreams of being an author. I was also told at a young age that wanting to be an author wasn’t practical, and I needed a Plan B. As a child, I wasn’t thinking about Plan B dreams; I was thinking about what I loved to do. This “knowledge” that I couldn’t do it was crushing. Notice that my child-self immediately took this “advice” and turned it into a belief that I didn’t have a chance.... (Read More ...)

So you made the decision to be a Life Coach. Congratulations! You will be in a position to transform people’s lives . . . but you will also be joining the ranks of those who earn – on average – about the same income as that of a fast food cook. But does it have to be this way? NO!! Just because your skill is not considered “entrepreneurial,” this does NOT mean you have to settle with scraping by. It does mean, however, that you have to WANT to be financially successful as a coach . . . and start taking steps to make this happen! J.F. (Jim) Straw Octogenarian... (Read More ...)

I am a complete coward when it comes to needles. There, I said it. There’s no need to hide the obvious . . . when I was a little boy, my frequent visits to the doctor’s office and hospital were often accompanied by those painful, awful pricks to the arms and butt. “It’ll only feel like a mosquito bite,” said the nurse as she sidled up to me on a rolling stool, prepared to administer the dreaded instrument to my hind quarters. She lied. They all did. More often than not, big black bruises were the result of my being violated with that horrible stainless steel “thingee,”... (Read More ...)

Become the coach you KNOW you can be! When you think about your success as a life coach, or any other kind of coach, how do you measure it? Client feedback? The number of paying clients? Or the bottom line in your bank account? While these are all valid indicators of success – including the milestone of earning six figures or more from your coaching and other businesses – numbers alone are NOT the measure of real success. For that, you have to look within and decide on your definition, i.e., what truly makes your heart sing! The first key to becoming a six figure coach is to coach... (Read More ...)

There’s more to life coaching than just positive thinking.Most of us take our subconscious minds for granted. Every day our subconscious minds regulate bodily functions like breathing and our heart beat without our conscious minds having to think about it. It even gives us warnings when something isn’t “right” – whether we’re consciously aware of it or not. This is easily demonstrated by our “fight or flight” response, which causes us to react to perceived threats without consciously thinking about it and even before we’re consciously aware... (Read More ...)