Are you ready to be a coach?

Many of you are positioning yourselves as “coaches” here in the 48 Days community.  I see your activity in the Coaching with Excellence group or you’re one of the 87 people who have already joined our Coaching Mastery Program.  Every day I am asked by more people, “Dan, can I be a coach?”  And my response has always been, “Are people coming to you now for your advice and opinion?”  If they are, it may be a short step to position yourself as a coach.  If they are not, then perhaps you need to explore some other options.  (The fact that … Read More

Coaching, Speaking OR Writing can leave you poor

I have been privileged to work with a variety of “experts” over the last few years – helping them leverage their knowledge into real businesses. There’s a three part formula any of us can use to clearly state what we do – here’s mine. I help high potential individuals Understand their unique and most powerful talents and passions So they can make a larger impact, leave a legacy and thrive financially. You can use that formula to state your own position and work. But here’s a common theme:  Authors want to write books, speakers want to speak and coaches want … Read More

Can I serve others well and still make a living?

I have always been inundated with requests for ministry (or pro bono) coaching.  Just today I received a lengthy letter from a 60-yr-old pastor, whose board in his description is replacing him with “a new and younger man.”  He has no health insurance, is living “paycheck to paycheck” and has no idea where to go from here. After a “ministry” lunch meeting yesterday, I made a quick stop at the bank. The teller dissolved into tears as she told me that she too has felt “called” to do something significant, but feels trapped at the lowly position at the bank … Read More

Why authors, speaker and coaches are broke

I have been privileged to work with a variety of “experts” over the last few years – helping them leverage their knowledge into real businesses. There’s a three part formula any of us can use to clearly state what we do – here’s mine. I help high potential individuals Understand and apply their unique and most powerful talents and passions So they can make a larger impact, leave a legacy and thrive financially. You can use that formula to state your own position and work. But here’s a common theme:  Authors want to write books, speakers want to speak and coaches … Read More

7 reasons I love being a coach

Here we are approaching the second half of 2015.  This is a time when many people are taking a quick look at their progress.  Are they any better off financially this year than last?  Are their relationships stronger, more loving and less stressful?  Is their work the same old drudgery even though they know there’s got to be a better fit?  Are they living “too small” while fully aware their best life is calling? Those are the things I hear every day as a coach.  I can’t imagine work that is more rewarding than what I get to do as … Read More

Should I give up or wait a little while longer?

One of our newer coaches asked me recently, “Should I just give up or wait a little longer?”  She’s a very competent lady with an impressive corporate background and is very capable of coaching others in her profession.  She has her website up, has done one small workshop and has one paying client.  But she’s discouraged by the slow pace of response and new business. Business success is not a function of time but rather a result of taking specific action. I told her having a great website up was comparable to walking through the mall with a really nice … Read More

Isn’t there any easier way to success?

I talk to people each week who desperately long for a new job or would like to start their own business.  But when I suggest they invest in a coaching session or a $17 book they recoil in horror.  Some state that they don’t want to spend any time or money – they just want me to tell them what to do.  A recent 48 Days to the Work You Love purchaser wrote “I don’t want to spend the time figuring out how to use this book.  Isn’t there an easier way?”  I apologized that I didn’t know any real … Read More

Coaching, Speaking OR Writing can leave you poor

I have been privileged to work with a variety of “experts” over the last few years – helping them leverage their knowledge into real businesses. There’s a three part formula any of us can use to clearly state what we do – here’s mine. I help high potential individuals Understand their unique and most powerful talents and passions So they can make a larger impact, leave a legacy and thrive financially. You can use that formula to state your own position and work. But here’s a common theme:  Authors want to write books, speakers want to speak and coaches want … Read More

Want to enlarge your coaching business?

We are hearing from more and more of you who are already “coaching” but would like to bring it to the forefront of what you’re doing – and how you’re making money. About six months ago we quietly introduced a new program called Coaching Mastery.  Already 22 people have enrolled and are now getting ready to come to the Sanctuary for our first 2-day Coaching Mastermind Event.  We’ll be covering both the psycho-dynamics and business of coaching.  The second day will be devoted to leveraging your area of coaching expertise into income of $150,000 and more – not just as … Read More

Are you ready to be a coach?

Many of you are positioning yourselves as “coaches” here in the 48 Days community.  I see your activity in the Coaching with Excellence group or you’ve joined our Coaching Mastery Program.  Every day I am asked by more people, “Dan, can I be a coach?”  And my response has always been, “Are people coming to you now for your advice and opinion?”  If they are, it may be a short step to position yourself as a coach.  If they are not, then perhaps you need to explore some other options.  (The fact that people are asking does not mean you … Read More