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Explore Your Fears Around Coaching_Final

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>> Hi. I want you to take a moment to listen to the following statements and see if you've ever found yourself saying one of them or something like it. "I shouldn't go to this networking event because my business isn't set up enough to really promote it yet. I want to teach a cooking class, but I've never taught cooking before. What if people don't like my food? What if I mess up? I think I could have had her as a client, but I didn't follow up. She said she couldn't afford my rates, so I didn't want to be pushy. But in retrospect, maybe I could have closed that deal." Sound like anything you've heard yourself saying before? I can't tell you how often coaches sabotage their success using statements like these. And you know what they all boil down to? Fear. Fear of failure, fear of being successful, fear of not knowing enough or not being good enough, or looking bad. This course was created to teach you advance coaching skills, not only to use with clients but also to apply to yourself. We want you to use what you learn here to get out of your own way and play a big game. There's no use learning all of this useful information if you don't apply it to your own life. Coaching isn't about memorizing a bunch of skills and techniques. It's about a boldly being your greatest self for your clients and encouraging them to boldly embrace their greatest selves. There's no formula or handbook for this. The only way to master this is to become fearless in your own trade and totally own what you do. The more you work on this, the more you'll get out of this course. We've structured this course to support you in getting out of your own way so you can better serve your clients and the world at large. As a Health Coach, what you offer to the world is so needed, and we want to make sure you're getting out there and helping the people who need you. In this lecture, we're going to talk about your fears and resistance, how these two things get in the way of you being successful as a coach. Your fears may be obvious to you or they may be more buried in subconscious, whether big or small, on the surface or buried, I'm willing to bet that all of you have at least one thing that's holding you back from getting out there and signing more clients. But the good news is that no matter how overwhelming or frightening these challenges may seem, you are capable of overcoming them. You may not believe me right now, but you are capable of doing anything you set your mind to. Do you think this is true? If you do, I encourage you to remind yourself of this often as you progress through this course and as you push yourself outside of your comfort zone in your coaching business. And if you don't believe this is true or you want to, but you're not totally sure you do, I also encourage you to remind yourself of this often as you progress through this course and push yourself outside of your comfort zone. You'll be surprised at the progress you'll make when you don't let fear stand in your way. Did you know that electricity will always take the path of least resistance? Since we're all bioelectrical beings, if you think about it, we're programmed to take the easier, softer path. We fear growth because of the work that's involved. This expresses itself in things like fear of failure and fear of success, but in actuality, we're just limiting ourselves because we don't want to do the work necessary. We tell ourselves that we are not worthy because we're afraid that we can't remain on a consistent path to greatness and that our efforts might be made in vain. If you believe in yourself and don't wait to put yourself out there, you'll soon realize that there's nothing to fear. Personal growth means doing the things we fear most and eliminating the things that limit us from our potential. This means not passing on missed opportunities or holding back. It doesn't matter how many great skills and techniques and pointers you learn in this course, if you don't just get out there and start coaching and selling yourselves, a thriving practice will not materialize for you out of thin air. I get it, firsthand, how scary it is to put yourself out there as a human, as a coach, and as an entrepreneur. Your fears and your struggles are totally valid. But if you let your fears become your excuses, you'll never grow into the amazing coach you have the potential to be, and you won't be able to help your clients from that space. To help you get started on this path, I'm going to share with you the top five fears that coaches have. I hope you can relate and use this information to support each other because the number one message to be gained here is that you're not alone. Even though we're talking about being fearless, it's normal to feel scared starting out as a coach, and it's totally okay. What's not okay is allowing the fear to take hold and sabotage your success. If any of the points I go over hit home with you, feel free to pause the video and really think about how it affects you. What kind of negative beliefs or thoughts come up for you? How can you challenge them? So keeping this in mind, here are the top five fears of coaches. Number one, fear of failure. Have you ever asked yourself one or more of the following questions? What if I don't get any clients? What if my clients don't make progress or don't like my program? What if I invest all of this money into starting my business and it fails? If so, you've probably struggled with the fear of failure. It's that fear that makes you wonder what if. There's a famous quote, "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." I can promise you that your coaching business will not be successful if you think it's doomed to fail or if you have no vision for success. If you're afraid to invest in your business, take on clients, and put yourself in the spotlight, you'll keep your business in the safe zone, which means keeping it a hobby. You don't get to play it safe until you find success and say, "Oh, I made it. I can let go off this fear now and really put myself out there." No, that's just not how it works. If your business is not taking off and you want it to, the best thing you can do is take a look at the beliefs you hold on to. Explore any issues of self-esteem and fears of inadequacy that might be holding you back. Successful business leadership is about taking a leap of faith and deciding you'll succeed. If you're not feeling confident, ask yourself what do you need to do to boost yourself up, and then do it. Two, fear of success. Surprisingly, just as common as a fear of failure is fear of success. It may sound silly, but many people shrink in the face of opportunity, and then they find themselves resorting to self-sabotage. If your fear of success is holding you back, we want to help you find and destroy it before self-sabotage happens. Why do we play small? All of the momentum of forward movement, especially when it's steady or moves fast can be uncomfortable if not downright scary. We need time to adjust. And while we're getting used to our expansion and our greatness, it can feel awkward and overwhelming, and you might feel tempted to want to slam on the brakes. You will acclimate, and you will get used to high powered, high vibrational successful life. This will happen in steps. If you think of all the new responsibility you have to take on and about how the carousel of your life has sped up and now it's much harder and more consequential to jump off, you'll feel the inertia. But if you focus only on the current progression and gaining your footing, every step you take, the overwhelm will dissipate and it will be easier to slow down and adjust as needed. You'll see that you can gently apply the brakes and avoid that impulse to come to a screeching halt. So I challenge you to take some time right now to explore if you feel any costs or fears around playing big. What's holding you back? Are you afraid that if you become successful, your relationship will suffer or you won't have any time for yourself? Remind yourself that you are always in control of your life, and then ask yourself how you can create success without giving up what's important to you or making sacrifices that make you uncomfortable. Keep this in mind while you make the slow and steady upward shift to your big bold life. Three, fear of not knowing enough. This is so common, and I really only have one thing to say to you about this. You already know everything you need to know to be a Health Coach. Just get out there and do it already. The only way through this one is to put down the book and face the fear. We wouldn't be sending you out there if we didn't think you were ready. Look at IIN grads like Andrea Beaman, and Elizabeth Rider, and Nancy Weiser. They put themselves out there as coaches with just their IIN education, and became wildly successful without years and years of training. They know enough, you know enough. You just need to practice. Got that? Excellent. Number four, fear of not being healthy, thin, fit, whatever enough. When we surround ourselves with healthy peers and subscribe to a multitude of wellness experts, like so many of us in the field do, it's easy to forget that even if we're the least healthy or fit Health Coach of the bunch, we're so much more informed, aware, and healthy than the majority of the people out there. If you're comparing your diet, your body, your business, your anything to other coaches, you need to stop. Whatever it is that you're feeling inadequate about, you are enough. You only need to be one step ahead of someone else to help them. There are so many people in this world, think you're at least one step ahead of in the field of health and wellness, and they need your help. When Joshua started coaching, he was still eating Ben & Jerry's ice cream every day and he smoked. And look at how much people loved his coaching and where his career led to. Always remember, most clients would rather have a coach who's relatable than a coach who's perfect. So don't sweat it. Five, fear that your business isn't ready to launch. This is another issue of inadequacy. If you're good at coaching, this doesn't matter. And you already know everything you need to know to be a good coach, so basically, you're good to go, but you're getting in your own way. So what's really going on here? Is this an issue of not being enough? Are you afraid that your business isn't good enough? Is this a fear of failure? Are you telling yourself that you won't succeed because you need a professional website? Or maybe is this an effect of thinking you don't know enough? Are you convinced that you really just need to teach yourself web design and marketing before you can be a coach? Figure out what's behind this. If you're not coaching because you're too wrapped up in trying to perfect your website, craft the perfect newsletter or design the perfect logo, you're too wrapped up in your image as a coach, which is distracting you from actually coaching, and it's time to get to the root of what that's about. Your business, your marketing, all of that stuff will get better over time, but it's not a prerequisite for coaching. Focus on being a coach. That is what will ultimately get you clients. And there you have the top five fears around coaching. To recap, they are fear of failure, fear of success, fear of not knowing enough, fear of not being enough, and fear that your business isn't ready to launch. Which one of these do you struggle with the most? To help you assess what's holding you back, check out the Identify Your Coaching Fears handout, then head over to the Facebook group and share your big fear so we can band together and support one another. I've enjoyed talking with you today. Thank you so much for watching.

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