Creating a Vision for Your Coaching Business with Audio
Today we are going to speak about a vision for your Coaching Business
As coaches we know that having a strong, clear vision is the cornerstone of coaching success – both for coaches and their clients. A great coach must not only have a strong vision of their own; they must also be able to help their client developing theirs.
The best visions are clear, useful, and achievable. As a coach, if you can master the skill of helping to create clear and authentic visions in yourself and others, you’ll be ahead of your competition.
FIRST, WORK ON YOUR OWN VISION
Without a clear vision of what you want to do, where you want to go, success will be much more difficult – even impossible – to achieve.. How are you going to know what to do or what actions to take – if you don’t know where you’re going?
Contrary to what many people think, visions do not just magically appear. They can take time – requiring self-analysis, and journaling. It also helps to review your past successes and – just as important – your past disappointments and failures. Draw on your dream, talents and desire. Observe your calling to be a coach.
The first place to look when developing your vision is within – to that deeper inner self. You can draw upon your talent, dreams and desires, or whatever other avenues that will help you uncover those nuggets that will become your navigational beacons in life.
SEVEN IDEAS TO HELP DEVELOP YOUR VISION
Idea 1: Listen and Look Within
Since vision starts within, it makes sense to listen and feel what your mind and soul really want. What stirs your heart? What is your greatest desire? What do you dream about?
Bottom line: Make sure your vision comes from within. — If what you want to pursue does not truly come from within, it will likely be impossible to achieve.
Idea 2: Seek the Help of Others; Make It a Team Sport
We do not live in a bubble. Utilize a team where you can get the advice of a person who has more experience than you – especially in coaching. Find a coach who works on visions. –Seek help from friends who know you well. They can help you confirm or question your own observations and provide a reality check.
Perhaps you want to create a MasterMind Group of 4-6 people also working on their vision. This can be extremely powerful. Use weekly or semi-weekly calls to support each other and keep the momentum going.
Idea 3: Create a Sacred, Inner Space to Go Deeper
The vision you create for your practice begins in your mind and heart. It is something you can feel, taste, see, hear and touch with your soul.
Creating a supportive, inner environment is a powerful way to aid you in developing your vision. To access the inner depths of your mind and heart, find a way to retreat to a serene and tranquil place where your mind is free of the “outer noise”.
Idea 4: Ask (the Right) Questions
Ask the questions that provoke and encourage answers to the deeper questions. These might include:
- What is the single most important thing my practice needs to go to the next level and further help my customers best?
- What are the three most important actions I need to take in order to increase my sales or income?
- What are the three most important changes I need to make in order to help me and/or my clients accomplish my/their objectives?
- What is the single biggest challenge that – if resolved – would most help me or my clients.
Idea 5: Identity the Problems Holding You Back
Sometimes we’re just plain stuck. What about you? Where are your points of “stuck-ed-ness”? Discussing it with others – especially your coach and MasterMind team – is a powerful way to uncover the detours around or through the roadblocks that are holding you back from developing your vision.
Idea 6: Take Action and “Go For It!”
Nothing happens without action. Once you have come up with a Vision that seems to fit well, ACT ON IT. It might not be perfect, but if it’s “good enough”, then get going! You can always correct things along the way.
Idea 7: K.I.S.S. (Keep It Short & Simple)
Once you have a pretty good idea of your vision, simplify it. Keep honing it down and find ways to bring more clarity. Be brutal; in fact go for what is sometimes call “brutal clarity of purpose”.
Developing a Vision and acting on it is one of the most essential steps to creating a successful coaching practice. It is also one of the most powerful services you can offer your clients in helping them manifest their fullest potential.
Try these 7 ideas to help you do this. If something works for you, use it! If it doesn’t, discard it. We all have our own best ways of finding and developing our Vision. What matters most is that you do it, then act on it.