On day 282 of my 366-day self-care challenge, I finally hired a business coach.
As a self-care coach myself, I understand the value that coaches bring to the table. They listen objectively, ask insightful questions to help us gain clarity around our desires, and help us design goals that achieve those desires.
But they also help us deal with our bullshit. And that is what I desperately need at this point in my entrepreneurial journey.
Whether your goals are related to health, relationships or business, working with an impartial third party can be the difference between thinking about what you want and doing something to make it a reality.
Great doctors consult with other doctors, and great coaches consult with other coaches.
Because the things that may not be obvious to you often stick out like sore thumbs to an intuitive coach. Skilled coaches can hear the hidden message behind the words we speak. They see through the bologna.
Equipped with a new perspective on my personality type, I realized that it was time for me to hire a coach of my own. I’ve made a great deal of progress toward my goals over the past year, but I still need a little help with building and sustaining momentum.
Successful people understand that they can’t achieve their dreams alone; they need a tribe of supporters who are encouraging, motivating and inspiring.
Part of the reason it took me so long to get to this point is that choosing the right coach is a difficult task. It’s important to find someone who fits your personality, and has a style that makes you feel both comfortable and challenged at the same time.
I’m excited to see what happens next!