Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Coaching Success

Dearest Readers,

Yesterday, after a session with the Business Coach with whom I've been working for the last couple of years, I wrote the following "something" on Facebook:

"Celia McBride thinks everyone should have their own coach."

Grammatical violations aside (should be "her/his own coach" in case you didn't catch it), the statement is absolutely true. Coaches are a marvel.

As an Inspiring Coach, I get to witness the growth and progress of clients that I work with, which is a major inspiration in itself. I get emails saying, "I did it!" or "I'm doing it!" and my heart fills with joy. As a client, I get to experience my own progress first hand.

One of the things I love about coaching sessions is that they often start with a review of what the client would like to celebrate. What are the victories or "wins" since the last session? It's a super way to build confidence and if you could measure self-esteem with a thermometer the mercury would shoot right to the top.

So as I described my wins with my coach yesterday I got to hear myself say how much progress I've made and how far I've come as a businesswoman since we started working together. Things I could never even have imagined a year and a half ago are now the reality of my existence. Pretty awesome.

To give you an example, one of the things I first started to work on with my coach was increasing my income. I vividly remember having heart palpitations as we talked about specific numbers. The fear of success and the Old BS that being poor meant I was more spiritual made the process of visioning more money incredibly nerve-wracking for me.

Since that session I have increased my income by 50%. This amazing fact has afforded me certain luxuries both practical and necessary for my business and also for my own self-care. It didn't come from wishing it came from work. But I sure didn't do it alone.

So here is to Coaches of all kinds! And if you don't have one, consider it. It will change your life for the better.

Inspiring Message of the Day: Change takes effort. But help is available. Today I will seek the help I need to achieve the goals I have.

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