“But you are a coach… I don’t understand why you need a coach.” Is what I heard when I decided I was going to hire an epic business coach! I want to get so honest with you in this post. Because recently I have had a lot of people come to me about starting their own business and ask… “but is it easy.” No… if it was easy, then everyone would do it, right?
But when you find a business that you are obsessed with, when you find something that you are super passionate about then it can feel easy. You start to enjoy failing because that means you tried and learned a lesson from it. You wake up super excited to work on everything that day and at the end of the day, you are ready for what tomorrow brings on. Some days you go, go, go and don’t even realize you haven’t eaten in 7 hours because you are seriously having a blast. It’s hard work you put in, but it feels effortless to you because it is what you are supposed to be doing. You are living out your purpose.
Sounds amazing right!? So in saying all of that… here’s where the coach came in. Sometimes you get so passionate – you forget that it’s okay to ask for help. You get so used to failing – that suddenly you forget to celebrate your wins, you feel like you are only failing. You get excited to wake up – but then you feel like you are alone in some of your trials. You go, go, go and try ALL OF THE THINGS – but all of the things aren’t for you. Enter Megan. Not me though! Megan Knapp, the business strategist I needed to set me back on my track.
So why do coaches need coaches? And do you need one?
Support Breeds Expansion
When you allow yourself to open up for support, you are allowing yourself to grow. Growth is not always comfortable. Growth can be really hard, and as a business owner, it can be hard to admit that you need to grow. You think you can do it alone. You think that you can make it by yourself because you made it this far already. With that mindset, you will just find yourself stuck. When you open yourself to support, when you allow yourself to accept help – you allow space and energy to open up and then you can expand much more effortlessly.
Walk the Talk
As a coach, we preach why coaching is so important and why having the support is so key. But when it comes down to it, when we need to help, we don’t always as for it. Just because someone is a coach, doesn’t mean they are a perfect human. You do not have to be perfect. You owe it to yourself and your clients to have your own support and grow in every area you need development in. You are the expert in what you preach but that doesn’t mean you have to be the expert all around.
Shiny Objects and Other Pretty Packages
Hi, I’m Megan and I have shiny object syndrome. Meaning I get distracted by anything that looks fun at any point. In the online world, there are a lot of shiny objects. There are all of these fancy programs that come so nicely packaged for you, they’re all so hard to resist. I wanted to try ALL OF THE THINGS! That’s when I realized, I really don’t need all of the things, but I do need a bit of focus. So my coach got me back to focusing on the areas I needed to focus on.
Nowhere to hide
Honestly – this is the best reason all around for anyone to hire a coach in any area of your life. There is nowhere to hide. You can’t use excuses or avoid something with a coach, you will have results. You will make things happen. Someone is there to call you out if you don’t and we as humans do not like being called out. But sometimes we need to be. Sometimes someone needs to call us on all out BS so that we can start making amazing things happen. There is no time to waste.
I hired a coach, I made epic things happen, I got back on track and guess what… I am still the amazing coach that I was before even though I had to raise my hand and ask for help! What kind of coach would I be if I preached that you need support in certain areas of your life to grow but then didn’t receive support when I needed it?! I feel so much more open now. I feel ready for more in my business. This is the power of a coach.
P.s. If you are looking for an amazing business strategist, head over here and check out the amazing Megan Knapp, promise she will get you RIGHT on track!