When I wanted to become a coach, I didn't have the first clue about how to get started. I just knew I wanted to coach because I loved it. I wanted to coach people, work from home, and make enough money to be flexible with how I lived my life. I said this for years and for years nothing happened. Nothing happened because I wasn't doing what was necessary to make it happen. Yes I talked about it a lot and I coached people (for free) but, I wasn't making money and I wasn't a trained coach. I still had to dance to another drummers beat when it came to when I worked and the lifestyle I lived.
I had not become a trained coach because I didn't think I had the money or the time to do so. It was a desire that I figured I would accomplish next year, when I had more time, when I had more money. One day I realized the only reason I had not stepped out on becoming a coach was because I was afraid I would fail. The time and money were not really factors, but excuses. There were plenty of things I accomplished in life, against all odds. They required resources I didn’t have at the time, but I found a way. I didn’t wait until the perfect time. I started where I was and made that the perfect time. I used whatever resources I had available to me.
I found a coach that I loved and joined her monthly coaching club for $19.99 a month. Really that was all I could afford and that required me cutting out a few Starbucks lattes. The thing is, I had developed so much personally in a month of being on her program that I actually found an opportunity in my business to double my income. The interesting thing is the opportunity had been there a while, my mindset just was not in a place where I could recognize it back then. I didn’t have a website but, I had a social media page. I began posting inspirational quotes there and my following grew. A few months later I found an opportunity to become a certified coach...and guess what...that new opportunity that doubled my income, paid for my training. After that, the floodgates opened. There were opportunities to speak and share my journey with others. My first client came from having a conversation with a software representative I was purchasing from. It was amazing…. and so on....and so on.
Here are some steps you can take to make what you say tangible:
1. Write out exactly what it is you desire to do. Not what you “should” do or the "hows". Just get real clear on what you want.
2. Start where you are. Is there something you can cut out in your schedule to give you time to work on this. What is your “Starbucks latte” you can start cutting back on? Connect with others who are successful doing what you love to do. The power is in the creativity not the competition. Research what it takes for you to be successful doing it.
3. Get moving. For me, all of the provision (the time, the money) became available as I moved with the vision.
You got this, don't second guess yourself, just take the first step.
P.S. Leave your comments below, I'd love to celebrate your first step with you.