You’ve spent too many years to count in a 9-5 job that has slowly sucked the life out of you. You knew that you needed more. You knew that you had something amazing to offer other people, to offer the world – but you didn’t know what.
Then you found life coach training and connected with your true passion and purpose.
So now you know for sure that you want to be a life coach. But, do you know for sure that you also want to be an entrepreneur?
I think for a lot of us, when we go through life coach training, we believe that in order to be life coaches and share our gifts with the world– we have to start businesses, learn how to be entrepreneurs, leave the 9-5 world behind forever, and completely replace our old incomes in our new businesses.
But is that really true?
I believe that there are a lot of different ways to be a life coach, and many of those ways don’t involve all the extra stuff that comes along with starting a business and being an entrepreneur.
That’s why the first step to building a life coaching business you love – is deciding if you really want a business at all.
So when you’re thinking about how you want to be a life coach, the first two questions to really ask yourself are:
- Do you want to be a life coach? If yes…
- Do you want to start a business and be an entrepreneur?
Because the reality is that we’re really talking about two different things here. And one doesn’t necessarily have to go with the other.
So on question number 1, you are likely super clear. Why? Because you’ve taken the time to explore what life coaching is, you’ve signed up for life coach training, you’re at least part way through or finished your training, and you have likely even been working with clients in some way.
But – have you put in the same type of thought, learning, education and trying-it-out-time you really need in order to figure out if you really want to be an entrepreneur and run a business?
The reality is that there are many different ways that you can share your gifts as a life coach. For example:
- You can incorporate your life coaching skills and unique genius in your current job
- You can look for a new role in your current workplace where you can use your skills
- You can look for a completely new job in your current industry – or new industry
- You can get a “good enough” job that doesn’t suck up all your energy to pay the bills – and volunteer or work part-time as a life coach on the side
- You can use your life coaching skills with your family, friends, church members, association members, etc.
- You can do a combination of any of the above.
The reality is that being an entrepreneur is not for everyone, and that’s ok.
So why not take the time to really figure out what being an entrepreneur & building a business is going to look like for you first – and decide if that’s what you really want?
And if you decide you don’t want to be an entrepreneur, then maybe it’s time to dream and scheme all the ways you can share your important work with the world – without adding all that being-an-entrepreneur stuff into the mix.
In my new eBook, Love Your Business, I outline the seven steps new life coaches need to take to transition from their 9-5 job and design, market & run a life coaching business you love. This eBook gives you a big picture view of what it really means to run a business as a life coach – and is a great first step in getting that information you really need to decide if you want to be an entrepreneur in the first place.
Are you a life coach trainee, but aren’t sure how you want to share your gifts with the world? I can help you really connect with who you are, uncover your why, and then outline exactly how you want to share your genius with the world. Learn more.