Are you in the process of discovering your passion and purpose and think that you may want to become a life coach? That’s awesome! Life coaching can be a very rewarding and gratifying profession… But wait, there are some questions you need to ask yourself before you step onto this path:
1. Is this work truly going to make you happy? Life coaches assist people who are in major transitional phases in their life. When you imagine giving support to others, so they can get through major life transitions, do you get excited? Does the idea just make you feel blessed, invigorated, and full of joy? Do you passionately believe that you can facilitate healing and offer a valuable service in order to help improve their life?
2. Can you handle uncertainty? First of all, running a business takes a lot of blood, sweat and tears if you want to lay down a good foundation. When you start your own life coaching business, you’ll probably have to wear every hat–from bookkeeper to salesman—and have a plan for each area of the business. Are you comfortable with that? Secondly, some months are good and others are not. There will be no steady “paycheck” and business may not be steady; on the other hand, whether you fail or succeed, your life is in your own hands and you will determine your own financial fate and your reputation for helping others!
3. Are you willing to chase a dream your whole life? Following your passion is challenging and at times you will want to walk away (totally expected). You will know you are on the right path if you prefer to follow a dream your whole life than ever admit that it might not work out. Starting a business takes lots and lots of persistence and even more determination to keep it going…
4. And finally… do you still feel pumped after reading this? Has your curiosity been piqued? Are you still excited about working as a life coach even after reading these questions and feel exhilarated about helping someone in their life?
If you said an enthusiastic “YES!” to these questions then you are definitely choosing the right path for you!
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