Growing a Coaching Business – January Review

The unexamined life is not worth living.

Have you woke up in the middle of the night and wondered, “What am I doing with my life?”

I have those moments time to time. What keeps me sane is to keep a mental review of where I’ve been and where I’m going.

What follows is a review of my progress growing my coaching business. I hope it helps anyone aspiring to start and grow a coaching business.

January

Current Clients: 6 coaching clients

I should have 7. But, one coaching client signed our contract, but a day before our first official coaching session he bailed. He said that he had other priorities that would take him away from our coaching sessions. He didn’t want to commit to our program without being focused on our tasks.

I understand his excuse, but what I said to his dilemma is that coaching would help him no matter what challenge he faced. He hired me to help launch a course for his audience, which would have been loads of fun, but he had a product development issue in his business.

You see, coaching can help you no matter the situation. Michael Gerber in his book the E-Myth, shares a story of man visiting a street lamp post every night. The man shares what happened that day, what his goals were, and what he accomplished. Gerber states that any man would benefit by doing so, because he would reflect on his actions and have a better understanding of where to go.

In the same way, a coach can help anyone set better goals, attain them faster, keep you accountable, hold you to your life’s vision, etc.

Mastermind: Wake Up and Hustle

I started a new mastermind group called Wake Up and Hustle, specifically for my coaching clients. My group couldn’t love it more!

We start on Monday’s at 5 AM central. We spend an hour planning out our week based on our month’s goals and vision.

Our second weekly meeting is on Fridays, where two people step into the hot seat. Each member shares a challenge to overcome, and the group provides feedback.

Side Hustle Course for Pharmacists

To my surprise, pharmacists are very interested in information about starting a side-business.

What started as an experiment, blew up into something bigger.

I posted in two groups on LinkedIn if there were pharmacists interested in starting a side-business. Two weeks after posting, I’ve had over 250 people say they are interested in a course.

Action Journal Alpha Version Published

If you haven’t heard, I published a journal. It’s similar to the Five-Minute Journal or the Self-Journal. However, it asks completely different questions that help you make today great and make journaling a habit.

I struggled with other journals because they didn’t help me overcome my obstacles. I created this journal after testing hundreds of questions and choosing the best ones that motivated me to accomplish as much as possible.

These journals are the alpha version, so I want feedback more than money for the product. My hope is that this will make for a great gift for clients and friends.

February Goals and Events

Podcast Cruise!

This month I’ll be on the Podcast Cruise, speaking, and meeting with great people.

I can’t wait because my talk for the cruise will become my keynote talk for future talks to come!

Provide 2 complimentary coaching calls

I provide a one-hour complimentary coaching call to anyone who fits my perfect coaching client criteria (which has taken years to develop!). The best way for someone to understand if they’d love to work with me is by experiencing coaching!

Add 2 Testimonials to Website

I have over 50 success stories in my arsenal, but I just don’t have them on my website! I must spend time with my current and past clients to record how I helped them.

Create Webinars for Side Hustle Course

I aim to launch a course on March 1st, but the way to find students who will succeed will be webinars. I aim to host 3-4 free webinars on how to start businesses on the side.

Invest more with Lending Club

I love “playing” with money. Investments are fun for me and I shared my beginning results with Lending Club how I made a whopping $56 from my $850 investment.

Create Survey for Action Journal Feedback

I sent out alpha versions and need feedback. The best way to gather feedback I found is using Google Forms and gathering collective data.

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