If you, like all of us at Coaciety, are only too familiar with energy depletion, what probably comes to mind first is absolute burnout and drain — that feeling when you just can’t find it in you to do one more thing, when even a shower at the end of the day sounds exhausting.
When you feel like you’re burning the candle at both ends, when it seems like 24 hours just isn’t enough, it’s imperative that you include in your very hectic schedule time to unwind. For many go-getters, relaxing falls at the bottom of the priority list — it seems like a waste of precious hours and doesn’t yield financial return. Not at first blush, anyway.
“Coaching,” for those unfamiliar with the term outside of sports, can be a challenge to sell. That’s because people don’t really buy the idea of coaching, as they might therapy — because, after all, coaches don’t necessarily unearth childhood issues and they certainly don’t promise to resolve trauma or help people recover from mental illness. Coaches do not diagnose and do not provide advice.
Some coaches leave executive or higher-level positions that brought with them impressive contact lists and leads; other new coaches, who are possibly recent graduates of coaching schools or who may never have created a funnel before, may be willing to entertain the idea of starting with onboarding friends and family members as their first clients.