{Soulpreneur Sunday} Powerful coaching vs nice coaching

{Soulpreneur Sunday} Powerful coaching vs nice coaching

Are you coaching to be liked? Or to make a difference? As coaches, especially with the gift of empathy and seeing someone’s potential, it can be easy to get into the mode of nicey-nice coaching. As a coach, sometimes our job is to tell people what they don’t want to hear. It’s not our job to determine how our client feels, that’ is their choice. It’s not about delivering truth bombs just because we can, it’s about holding up a mirror for the client to see their own patterns so they can create more possibilities rather than limiting their potential with the pattern they are engaging in. I remember some of the truth bombs previous coaches have told me in the past and it wasn’t always pleasant. In fact, at the time, I often got really mad and looked for ways to support my story, instead of seeing the truth in their coaching. In every instance I got a breakthrough. It required my coach to be honest with me, even when I didn’t want to hear it. Have you ever held back from being honest with a client because you are afraid you would make them mad, even so mad they may want to quit your program? I love Rich Litvin’s position on powerful coaching and it gives you something really good to think about, especially if you are used to being the “nice” coach. (His book he co-wrote with Steve Chandler, The Prosperous Coach is a must-read for coaches.) If you are stuck in a pattern of being the nicey-nice coach, is that really creating more for your...
{Soulpreneur Sunday} The trick of your “best and highest good”

{Soulpreneur Sunday} The trick of your “best and highest good”

What do you do when you have a big decision to make in your business? When it’s a decision that could create big opportunities, or it could create the opposite. How do you choose? A fabulous way that Soulpreneurs avoid the decision completely or give their power away in making decisions is by asking, “What is in my best and highest good?” This is something I used to do all of the time. I would have a decision to make and I wouldn’t be sure what to choose. It was usually around something that was scary and also involved money like investing in a coach or signing a contract for one of my events. So I would even get out my pendulum or muscle test and then tune into my higher self and the universe. Then, I would ask the famous question: “Is ______ in my best and highest good?” And my pendulum would swing left to right (meaning no) or the opposite direction, which meant yes. Or I would sway forward or backward and that would be my yes or no. There, my decision was made. Nope – I just simply affirmed my belief system of what I thought was possible. So my answer wasn’t really an answer from my higher self, it was an answer based on my belief system. And THAT is where we get into trouble with asking what’s in our best and highest good. What’s in your best and highest good is a trick question. How? Think about it for a second, isn’t anything and everything for your best and highest good if you...
{Soulpreneur Sunday} This works better than charging what you’re worth

{Soulpreneur Sunday} This works better than charging what you’re worth

Charge what you’re worth. You’ve probably been told that this one way to raise your prices. I used to subscribe to this motto also; I used to teach it. But think about it for a second: how can you possibly charge what you’re worth? Your value is infinite. You are priceless. How can you put a price tag on what you are worth? The other thing I heard was “Charge what your client is worth,” because their worth is so great. But we can use the same argument with your client – they are priceless. So how do you raise your prices? Before that question, you need to answer the foundation question: what is the price that’s in alignment for you? Embody THAT price, then when you evolve into a higher price point, it’s time to ask the question of how to raise your rates. In Elizabeth Gilbert’s book “Big Magic” she talks about how your creativity has an energy that taps you on the shoulder and asks you to bring it into the world. That creativity is your book, your business, your program… Your business has a voice, it has consciousness. Have you asked your business how much it would like to charge its products and programs? If this is the first time considering that concept, it can sound a little wacky. Maybe downright crazy. Here’s the thing: when you develop this kind of communication with your business, things like pricing, attracting clients, launching programs and your confidence will be much easier. Get the full scoop in my video below. Things to avoid when raising your rates: Nice...

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