Do you sometime feel stuck in your past. Not because you want to, but because it has become part of your identity. Listen, and let me explain: You were bullied at school and therefore felt "less valuable" when you're among people. Of course, this is not true, but you may still hold onto it to this day because it "became a part of you ”. Are you thinking that, and that's why you still feel less valuable when you're among people. Or it could be that you were told by your parents that "if you got your act together you could achieve almost anything" and to this day you sit with the feeling that you are still not "doing enough". Because you have not achieved everything. Or maybe you are always "the funny one", but feel that it has become a slightly worn version of you. A version you want to put down. And yet you keep repeating your old patterns. Why? Because it gives you some kind of security. A comfortable feeling of something familiar. But is that kind of security really that important to you? If it is the same (perhaps even false?) sense of security that keeps you stuck in the past and prevents you from unfolding into the future - is it worth it? When we discover that old inhibiting patterns have become part of our identity, it is time to let them go. Because they hold us back. They stop us. They make us hit our glass ceiling. This is because we have come to believe that our old ways of functioning are necessary for us to feel like "ourselves". When you discover it or realize it, you become far. Because then you can talk to a mentor, or a coach. And such a conversation can help you not to be stuck in the old situation anymore. To detach yourself from a self-image that belongs to the past, already here you will discover a huge freedom. Being able to talk about your pain and your challenges is far better than unconsciously being stuck in them.
I read this post in an email from The coaching Institute and wanted to share it with you. The way we work, where we make our purchases, and spend our time is changing.
Online coaches get to enjoy living in «the growing side of the economy.» The business advantages are so vast, we call them Game Changers.
Here they are:
1. You can start with nothing
Most businesses require a specialized background or a sizeable financial investment. Not coaching, except learning coaching skills.
There’s nothing you have to «bring with you» as a coach except your interest in helping people.
You don’t need any kind of technological skills or educational background, be a particular age or gender, or live in a particular location. You’re needed just the way you are.
Coaches can create a thriving coaching practice from home without having to make substantial purchases, learn complicated marketing systems, or even have a website.
2. You don’t have to take risks
Most career changes involve risk, in that you have to leave your current workplace in order to start your new career.
This is not the case for coaching! There are many ways to add coaching to your life on your own schedule without taking any career risks.
> Most of our students keep their day job as they study coaching and start developing a paying clientele on the side.
> Some people choose to keep their current career, while practicing coaching as a meaningful second stream of income. This gives added income security.
Bottom line: as a coach, you get to call the shots. Add coaching to your life in the way that best serves you, without having to take any kind of professional risk.
3. No Geographical Restrictions
Have you ever thought your income and career were limited by where you live?
Yes, that used to be true. But it’s not true anymore.
There are hundreds of millions of people online who are perfectly qualified to be coaching clients – nice, stable people with good incomes who are hoping that coaching will bring improvement to their lives.
These clients don’t care where you live. What they want is quality coaching that can move their lives forward. You may never meet those clients in person.
Therefore, as a coach, you can run your business from anywhere in the world, with no restrictions.
4. Time freedom
Many of us have complex lives, with family, work, or other obligations that occupy our schedules. So it’s important to have a livelihood that is time-flexible. You want to be able to do your work in a way that fits your life.
As a coach, you get to design your coaching practice around your needs. Do you like to keep several days of the week completely free for your own use or for your passion projects? Great. Do you like to keep a whole week work-free every month? Super. Do you like to work until 11am every day and have the rest of the day for other things? It’s your option.
Whether you have another profession, a full family life, or creative projects you want to work on, coaching gives you the time freedom to grow and develop yourself.
5. Pandemic proof
The world has changed. Any business or career that requires customers to be physically present is in constant danger of having to close its doors.
People are having to wake up every morning and check the news to see whether they’re likely to be sent home, or, worse, risk getting sick at work – or bringing sickness home. That’s not how life is supposed to be!
It’s actually safer to have your own online business, that you get to run from the comfort of your own home.
Unlike street businesses, which depend on local people to come in every day, as an online coach, you have a massive customer base: everybody on the internet. An online coach only needs 10-20 paying clients at any one time. And there are hundreds of millions of them.
The Sky Is The Limit
Coaching is the ultimate way to get started online. It’s easy to start. It’s purposeful, rewarding, and you learn so much about life and people.
And if you’ve ever had dreams of doing something else – writing a book or leading groups, for instance, coaching is the perfect way to get there.
Coaching gives you the skills in creating change, a strong knowledge of human nature, and a working confidence in helping anybody make positive changes. It gives you stories of transformation from your coaching practice to share with your public.
This was a post in an email I received from The Coaching Institute in 2020
Amy Gallo writes an long article in Harvard Business Journal about mentoring and she wants to demystifying mentoring for us all. The article is good and therefor I want to put some of it on my blog and also a link to the rest of the article.
When people think of mentoring, they often think of an older executive counseling a young upstart. The senior leader advises the junior employee on his career, how to navigate the world of work, and what he needs to do to get ahead. But mentoring has changed a lot in the last few decades. Just as the notion of a 50-year linear career with a single company or in one industry is outdated, so is the idea that career advice must come from a wise old sage. The traditional mentor-mentee relationship is not necessarily a thing of the past, but it’s no longer the standard. Now, there are many ways to get the information and guidance you need.
To read more, click here: http://blogs.hbr.org/hmu/2011/02/demystifying-mentoring.html
Working with a client from unfamiliar industry? Take the time to read up on widget-making or mortgage insurance. You might stumble on some context or history that illuminates the problem at hand.
Is your motivation flagging at 3:00 pm? Set an egg timer for thirty or sixty minutes and challenge yourself to get as much done as possible. You can always revise this fast-paced work later.
To read more, click here: bebetter.no/node/260
Check in with each other once a week about your creative aspirations and how you’re going to achieve them. It adds accountability when those personal goals start slipping to the bottom of your to-do list.
To read more click here: bebetter.no/node/259
When you feel stuck, pack up your laptop and head to the park or the corner coffee shop.
An environmental shift might be enough to shake things loose.
Look for someone whose work you admire or who simply excels in a single area where you’d like to expand your skills.
Mentors are a great asset! I would never have reached the levels I am at without a number of mentors. Mentors have made such an impact in my life that I decided to offer mentoring services to companies and people together with one of my mentors, Thor Erik Gulliksen . We do this in Trainifique , as you may already know.
To read more, klick here: bebetter.no/node/255