In Part 1 of this blog series, I posed three questions that are useful to ask yourself if you're thinking of becoming a coach.
If you answered yes to these questions, you may be a very good candidate for being a coach.
So let me tell you why it is an amazing time to be a coach.
1. The demand for coaching is growing
Our desire for better mental health is getting greater and greater.
As time goes on, coaching will become more and more mainstream.
So the timing is perfect when you look at the internet and our ability to go online and offer coaching from our own home. You can actually make a very healthy six or seven figure income as a Coach. And you can do it without having to have a best selling book and without having to have a building where people come to.
Coaching has become more mainstream, so more people are actively looking for a coach and the need for coaching is greater than ever.
2. Being a coach means you get paid to help people
It's one of the most rewarding things to be in a profession that helps people grow. To see other people change because I’ve worked with them is the most rewarding thing I can imagine doing.
You get to get paid for helping people. You get to make an awesome living. A living that is very lucrative and helps people and the planet.
To be an authority in your client's life as a mentor, as a coach, is one of the highest privileges that we have as coaches.
3. Being a coach helps you understand yourself
Coaching is the ultimate personal development journey. It helps you understand yourself so much better, which in turn improves your relationships with others and the world around you.
Another reason why I love being a coach is that it requires an understanding of the mind.
I think the mind is the most important thing we can study. Our mind thinks thoughts, which shape our lives, so we must get good at understanding thoughts. I think is one of the most important things we can focus on.
Being in an industry that focuses on the mind all the time is so cool. It’s incredible to be a part of that.
4. Being a coach keeps you creating and growing
One of the reasons I absolutely love being a coach is it keeps me out of just consumption and keeps me in the role of being a contributor and creator. It’s important to balance your consumption with your creation and your contribution.
And so I love being part of something that is always asking me to contribute and to grow and to create for my students and for clients.
It requires me to continue to become a better person and that is so rewarding.
5. As a Coach, you get to work in the privacy of your own home
Working from home is ace, y'all.
As coaches we get to make our own schedules, we don't have to spend time in the car commuting if we don’t want to. We get to be in charge of our own day and how we show up within our own homes.
My coach friends and I are always like, pinching ourselves like, is this really our life? Is this really the work we get to do? Are we really part of something so incredible? Our Great Grandparents would be amazed!
6. Celebrities are endorsing coaching
I know, I know, just 'cos others are doing something doesn't mean that we should. But if you like the benefits of the first five reasons, this one is an icing on the cake.
Some of the most famous people in the world have hired coaches and gone on to talk about the experience. These include Oprah Winfrey, Metallica, Serena Williams, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill Clinton, Hugh Jackman, and Andre Agassi.
Bill Gates supported coaching when he said, "Everyone needs a coach. We all need people to give us feedback. That's how we improve.”
Just like so many other things, celebrities are often the first to start a trend.
If you're worried that there are too many coaches out there, this reason shows that more and more people are hiring coaches and that's not going away.
7. Coaching can create dramatic changes in people’s lives
Coaching has been known to save people’s jobs, marriages, health, peace of mind and much more.
Coaching plays a huge role in helping one of the most concerning things that's happening in our culture - the increase of addictions. People need help with their unhealthy addictions which they’re turning to avoid their feelings.
People who are addicted to social media, drugs, junk food, cigarettes, gambling, over-eating, pharmaceuticals, pornography, video games - all these addictions can lead to greater problems like stress, poor health, panic attacks, depression and anxiety. It is becoming an epidemic.
As coaches, we can help people with some of these things and lead them into healthy, happy lives, which has a beautiful flow-on effect into their families, friendships, workplaces and communities.
There is no limit to the help that the world needs right now.
So, you've decided you want to be a coach. Where do you start?
In part 3 of this blog series, I share the steps to getting started as a coach.
Check it out!
Would you like to know more about how to build a coaching business?
I have a free 2-hour seminar called 'How to Build a Profitable Coaching Business' coming up in Sydney on Thursday 28th February at 6pm.