Coaching Without The CommitmentMay 4, 2017 December 14, 2018 /
I remember when I hired my first coach for my business.
It was right when I was starting out (9 years ago). I had heard this coach on a CD program I had purchased (about becoming a speaker). It was one of the first things that really made me feel like there was something to this “online thing” (little did I know I was about to change the trajectory of my life).
This guy had been a part of the internet marketing space for a while, but his gig was more as a speaker and reseller of an online platform.
I decided to ‘commit’ to this new venture of mine and hire this coach for $5k.
Which felt insane to me at the time, but I didn’t know what I didn’t know (and let me just say that I don’t think that price point is out of line, but when you don’t really know the space you’re getting into, it feels a bit like rolling the dice).
The coach was knowledgeable and knew his stuff.
What he didn’t know was how to coach people who didn’t want to do what he knew how to do.
The first task was to come up with 10 ideas for things that could make money (think ‘niche’).
One of the things on the list was salt water fish and aquariums (only because my brother was really into this, was part owner of a pet store and could do videos and training).
It’s a great niche (there are two guys who have a TV show just on this topic).
This was what my coach told me to focus in on.
But I had zero interest in it.
Which makes it kind of hard to want to create things for a brand new business. You may as well get a job that at least gives you a consistent paycheck.
I even went out to this coach’s house (with a few other entrepreneurs) for a ‘retreat’ weekend. At the time (this was now 2009 I think?), he was still telling people to build things in Frontpage.
When I brought up WordPress he ‘poo-pood’ it.
He didn’t get it at all.
Needless to say, I didn’t do much with that coach. It wasn’t a total waste (he had some good training material). I got more clarity around my business, specifically that I needed to do something I had an interest in.. duh, and I did get some great training on writing sales copy.
It just took me another 7 years to realize studying copywriting was worth it (and practice).
Fast forward to today and I’ve invested thousands in coaches, mentors, and masterminds.
I have zero regrets…
I’ve learned a ton, met amazing people, and had some awesome experiences.
Now it’s about staying focused.
Which is easy to do since I’m very clear on where I’m going.
How clear are you on your business?
Do you feel like you’re spinning your wheels?
Where should you be spending most of your time for the best return?
What activities will get you the most leverage from the things you’ve already created?
These are questions that are hard to answer for yourself.
You’re in the thick of things, how do you get out of your own head?
What if you could get clarity and a plan of action with one session?
I’ve created a ‘one-off’ coaching strategy session (I’m working on the name, bear with me).
90 minutes where you and I get on Skype (after you’ve filled out a form and I’ve reviewed your site and business) and map out your plan (I do the mapping).
You walk away with a tangible plan that you can start implementing.
No strings attached.
You can always come back later for another session, but you don’t have to.
Coaching without the commitment (kinda sorta… you have to make a commitment to yourself to do the work, but you don’t have to worry about a call next week or the pressure of a ‘big’ investment).
Give yourself the space to do the work and implement.
I can only do a couple of these a week, so grab your spot now.
Sign up for the One-off Coaching session here
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Try Wordfence (there’s a free & premium version) to start (along with Akismet from WP).
Most importantly, keep your site & plugins updated and use a secure password (change it every few months). There are also plugins that will allow you to ‘hide’ the WP admin, but I haven’t tested any.