Mentoring and Coaching Will Bring it Out!
Think you don’t know enough yet to make a difference for others online? I beg to differ.
One of the biggest challenges I faced when getting my business online was that I felt like I needed more knowledge to get started.
Do you ever feel this way? Do you feel like what you do know isn’t enough? Are you stuck in the “spend money on the next info product because you think it’s going to fix your business” mindset?
I’m here to tell you we all go through that phase in our business! I have yet to talk to a marketer who hasn’t. But I’m here to tell you, that no amount of money spent on information products is going to get you to your goal if you aren’t putting what you know into action.
Implementing is the key to success. Failing fast and frequently, making mistakes, skinning your knees, and bruising your pride is the only way to success.
But so many people (myself included) fall into the “this next product is the answer” trap. Well, in all honesty, that very next product could be the answer, but most marketers will probably never know it because they’ll probably never use it.
Insecurity, self doubt, and impostor syndrome plague us ALL when we’re getting started online. But when you start taking action in your business, and start to work just outside the boundaries of your comfort zone those feelings change.
As you connect with others online who are just getting started too, you begin to realize that you all have different strengths and what you have to offer is of tremendous value to someone else. You already have the knowledge inside of you that you need to be successful, and by partnering up with others who have different strengths and will have everything you need.
So, I’m here to tell you my secret for breaking out of the information product purchasing rut. Spending your money on mentoring and coaching instead.
Mentoring and Coaching: The Secret to Getting Out of Your Own Way
Last summer, I signed up for a training program that was entirely different that what I’d purchased in the past. This was a product that a marketer was creating, and it consisted of several live training calls and hot seat coaching sessions. On these calls that were followed by question and answer sessions, I had my first experience with accountability through mentoring and coaching in the online world.
I’ve had coaches and mentors to support me in my offline in my business, but my online business was all my own. But this time, I was working with someone who was there to answer my questions, check up on my work, she put me in the hot seat on a call to help me get clear about what I was doing.
The money I spent on that training program was some of the best money I’ve spent online because it gave me accountability, mentoring, and coaching all in one.
While the product didn’t help me reach all my goals, the mentoring and coaching got me into implementation mode. Which started a chain reaction of one success after the next. And the rest, as they say, is history…(her-story!)
People Fail Because They Don’t Have Mentoring and Coaching
I cannot even count the number of people I’ve met on my almost 8 month journey who have tremendous potential that they’re not utilizing! I’ve seen people with passion, reach out and connect with me. Telling me that they’re going to make it happen, no matter what! Then a few weeks or months later they’re gone off the face of the earth.
At first, I worried, wondering what happened, were they okay? But the longer I’m in business I realize that giving up is the norm, persistence is the exception.
Personally, I’ve made more strides toward success in these last few months than I have ever made in my business. I’ve stretched and grown in ways I could never have done before. One baby step after the next has lead me to doing things that terrified me before. It’s helped me to grow my confidence and recognize what gifts I have.
They key for me was learning how to get out of my own way, and that started with getting my ideas out of my head and into my blog.
I believe the reason people give up is because they haven’t reached out to get the support they need to reach their goals. And because they’re not getting the mentoring and coaching they need, they haven’t realized the gifts that lay dormant within them.
So I ask you, because you matter to me, what are you doing to get the support you need to be successful in your business? Have you joined a mastermind? Do you have a team working with you? Do you have a coach or a mentor?
If you are trying to go about building your business without coaching and mentoring, you’re asking for trouble. No, to be blunt, you’re asking to fail.
It’s too easy to give up on your dreams when you don’t have someone looking over your shoulder to make sure you stick with them.
I know this, and I believe that participating in my blog tribe has helped me to stay the course, but I’ve decided to up the stakes for myself and seek mentoring and coaching again. For the last few months, I’ve been flying solo in my business and I can see definitely see areas where I’m lightening up on myself.
I don’t want to end up in the internet wasteland of lost dreams, so I’ve decided to find a coach who I believe will push me to stretch and grow farther. I’ve just had my first coaching session with him, and while we’re laying the ground work now, establishing goals and such, I can tell already I’m on the brink of more massive growth.
You’ve possibly/probably seen this video before, but if you’re like me, you will benefit from seeing it again.
Witness what mentoring and coaching can help you accomplish:
How would that kind of coaching and mentoring help you in your business? What would you accomplish? Who would you be able to help?
If you’re looking for someone to help you reach your goals, consider reaching out for mentoring and coaching. I have an opening for 2 coaching students who want to do big things in their business in the next 90 days. If you’re interested, please send me an email at heather (at) clevermarketer.com and we’ll set up a time to talk.
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You got it in you…let mentoring and coaching help you bring it out!