I have a new program opening on September 16. Your First 3 Clients, for coaches only. I’m pulling together my greatest hits from Shiny Object School, Coaching Practice in a Box and 3+ years of coaching people privately and in groups.
When you can create 3 clients, you can create 3 more and then 3 more.
I am 100% certain that f you were born to create any kind of art (coaching, writing, pottery, psychic-healing-bodywork) then there’s a way for you to express it.
God doesn’t give you a gift and then not create a way for you to engage in it.
1.Identify your dream.
2. Learn the skills you need.
3. Show the hell up, head high, and take imperfect action.
4. Do it in community and partnership.
Read on for a little more info about each thing and some resources to help you get there.
Are you ready to create your dream?
Dreams don’t come true. They become true because you make them.
First you need to clarify it.
by Laura Simms on Create as Folk.
We’re talking about your dream. No one else’s. Just in case you DON’T dream about hopping from island to island working 5 hours a week, this is a refreshing, vulnerable essay on right-sized, authentic dreaming.
My favorite line:
I’ll be dreaming Laura-sized, and if it looks pedestrian or small to anyone else, I wish them well on their first-class flight to Thailand. But for now, I’ll be here, reading my son a book, having the perfect cup of tea, and being content with that.
You gotta learn some basic skills.
How to manage your time and stay focused. How to wrangle technology. How to be the best you can be at the art you’re creating.
Read: Productivity Tools
by Jill Farmer on JillFarmerCoaching.com
This is a great resource of productivity tools you can play with to help you focus and stay at it. My two faves are her daily intention setting tool and her directions for taking tiny, powerful steps toward completion.
My favorite line:
I think turtle steps (ridiculous easy, short, efficient steps-the way a turtle moves) are the way to go.
Recently launched: www.LaurieSwansonLifeCoach
Wrangle technology the easy way with my Websmacked website service. Laurie’s site just went up this week. She’s an intuitive, thoughtful coach. She’s still feeling her way around exactly how she wants to serve. But she’s showing up. In a couple weeks she’s leading a workshop about following your divine line. Such important work.
Ain’t no fear, ain’t no body gonna hold you back.
Hands on hips. Chest up. Strike a power pose. Cue the Rocky theme song.
Then get real. And vulnerable. Because that’s the strongest way to be.
by Susan Hyatt at Urban Campfire
Read the transcript here.
Oh boy. Claiming your art and showing up, head high, ready to serve. That’s a powerful thing. And it’s what is required to succeed. You can show up with integrity–do it your way. You don’t have to follow a blueprint or rules. But you gotta show up. Watch Susan do it. This is such a powerful talk.
My favorite line:
I am wearing a bikini because I want to show women that it’s possible to love your body, love your life, love every part of your self, even after years of self-hatred, shame and unhappiness. Even after the unthinkable has happened.
I am a woman. This is my body.
I am not afraid to be seen.
Bottom line, your dream has to be more important than momentary discomfort.
Accountability and partnership sure helps.
This morning I got up at 4:45 to go running with my friend. I would not have gotten up if I wasn’t meeting her. I only had about 4 hours sleep. I tried to talk myself out of it but I didn’t buy into my excuses. I remembered what matters. We’re training for a race. We’re committed to getting stronger and faster. We know that means some discomfort and courage and showing up. My internal motivation brought me about 80% of the way out of bed to meet her. Having an accountability partner took care of the other 20. One without the other isn’t enough.
by Maston Kipp on The Daily Love