CBBM #10: The world needs you.
Creating a career as a life coach feels, for many, like a breath of fresh air. Most of the coaches I’ve met describe how before they learned about life coaching, they had some sense that they really wanted to work with people, but they weren’t sure in what capacity.
When they realized that there was this career option called “life coaching” and that it involved working with people in such a connected way, bringing all of their natural inclinations towards listening, collaborative strategizing, and solution-finding together, they felt like a whole new world had opened up.
I talk to a lot of you. You’re tired. Excited and hopeful and also scared. Wrung out. Launched out. Sick of getting online and comparing yourselves to others. Tired of feeling like when it comes to clients, you’re solid, but because you don’t know what you’re doing with marketing, no one can see what it is that you have to offer.
It would also be really nice if that little voice in your head would stop telling you that you must not be a very good coach if the financial/marketing piece isn’t going so well.
The marketing piece is the piece that anyone can learn. The marketing piece is the piece that, once you feel like you have some momentum and some idea of what it is that you want to say and how you want to say it, will be a hurdle that you can leave behind.
In the meantime: the world needs you. The world needs what you have to offer.
Many people bemoan the rise of coaching and the influx of coaches into the market. I celebrate it.
I celebrate it because I know that only good can come about in a world where more and more people are entering into a career where they can help people.
There are about a gazillion different ways that the world needs help, and I truly believe that life coaches who earnestly feel this to be their calling are doing something good by bringing the best of who they are to their careers.
The world needs you. Don’t give up. Your presence matters. Thank you for being here.