No this is not like So You Think You Can Dance. We’re not going to have you come up on stage and perform for 3 minutes. But we can help you walk through those first 48 hours of actual paid coaching to launch you into your own thriving business.
Many of you are positioning yourselves as “coaches” here in the 48 Days community.
I see your activity in the 48 Days Eagles community or you’re one of the 97 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 people are asking does not mean you are fully competent as a coach, but it is likely a starting point.)
In his book The Millionaire Messenger, Brendon Burchard addresses this question – “How could I possibly be considered an expert, and who would want to listen to me anyway?”
Here’s his response:
First, never forget that on the highway of life, you have come further than some others, and the lessons you have learned are both helpful and valuable to others.
At this point in your life, you know how to tie your shoes, but others who are years younger and many miles behind you do not. You know how to drive a car; others do not. You might know how to get a job, while others do not. You may know how to get promoted, sew a blanket, get a great deal on a car, write a song, product a movie, create a blog, get out of debt, lose some weight, improve a marriage, lead others, deal with criticism, give birth to a child, manage employees, ace an exam, find an agent, overcome fear, care for a sick loved one, give a good speech, buy a house, find the perfect clothing style, resume a normal life after a serious illness, or nearly anything you can think of. Others may not.
While you may not consider yourself an “expert” there are likely others out there who are willing to pay for the value of your background and experience. Tweet This
I have always enjoyed gardening, and we have a lot of flower beds on our property. Having grown up on a farm, I have a lot of knowledge about plants, fertilizers, etc. But we have a gardening team that take care of everything our yard needs. Their knowledge is definitely several notches above mine – and I am more than happy to pay for the added expertise. If I have a plumbing problem I can probably go to Home Depot, get some supplies and a little advice and come home and muddle through it. But I typically just find a competent plumber to do in 30 minutes what it would take me 3 hours to complete.
Just last night I was teaching one of my granddaughters how to whistle. She thinks it’s amazing that I can do it so easily. In the same way, you probably have something that you understand well, that would be of great value to someone else.
We field lots of questions about coaching. And we’ve helped people thrive in areas of coaching that include:
- Health & Fitness
- Leadership Development
- Elder Care
- Blended Families
- Former Athletes
- Single Moms
- And much, much more
We have resources for getting your first coaching client, how to get speaking engagements, how to be seen as an expert, and how to leverage your message and income with affiliate connections, live events, ebooks, membership communities, and online courses.
And no, I did not charge my granddaughter to teach her how to whistle. The beauty of coaching is we can provide lots of value with very little overhead. Sometimes we just give it away.
Let us know your interest in being a coach.
We’ll put your name on a seat in our Mastery group that will inspire you to whistle and release your best creativity. — Tweet This