Most coaches want to create 6-figure or 7-figure incomes. Now, after a decade of research, Sean Smith has finally figured out the BEST business model for creating that kind of wealth. He wants to share with you the #1 business model to create a $1 Million coaching empire.
What does this topic have to do with coaching? Actually, a ton!
#1) We ALL have intimate relationships and if they’re not fulfilling, nothing we do in business will overcome that lack of joy and happiness.
At least 90% of your overall happiness in life will be determined by how solid your relationships are. They simply cannot be ignored if you want true success.
#2) Even if you have great relationship, most of your clients will have relationship challenges at some point in time that you can help them through.
So keep this information in your back pocket to draw upon when needed for others.
The fact is that most relationships have a lot of disconnect, irritation, pain, etc. And my view on how to strengthen your relationships is somewhat controversial and counterintuitive.
The way to create more closeness with your partner is actually through SEPARATION. That doesn’t mean you should break up or physically separate, but rather detach emotionally and energetically.
Each person in the relationship must take 100% responsibility (instead of 50-50) for their own individual happiness and joy. And also relieve your partner of the responsibility to fill all of your personal needs.
The result is a much cleaner, happier and healthier union between two whole and complete people.
First, welcome videos are not necessary (you always want to test to see if it helps you increase your optins). But if you do choose to have a welcome video on your website as a life coach to help you get coaching clients, here are some simple guidelines for you to follow.
Many people don’t have any strategy at all when doing a welcome video, and therefore it doesn’t do what it’s designed to do – welcome people, create rapport with them, give them a taste of what you’re all about, and tell them what to do next.
Wanna know how to get coaching clients? Avoid this mistake! =)
In this life coach training series, Sean explains why so many people who want to learn how to be a life coach really struggle getting clients — they are selling their products, programs and services from the WRONG PERSPECTIVE.
It can be very difficult to remember, but you absolutely must keep your seeker’s perspective in mind when marketing.
(At the 6:10 mark, I share the single most important concept in marketing that makes everything EASIER)
The problem is that people are not looking for what most coaches are trying to sell. And if you don’t give people what they want, and what they’re searching for, you ain’t gonna have clients!
This is one of my best pieces of advice when I’m coaching coaches, so please take it in.
And let’s fill your coaching business because people need us!
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Always remember one of the most important reasons why you’re an entrepreneur – to have the TIME and FREEDOM to do the things that you love.
Too often, however, coaches sacrifice some or all of the activities that are important to them, on their way to “success”. Don’t let yourself fall into that trap!
It sends a very dangerous message that success = sacrifice. And sacrifice is just a few short steps away from resentment.
If you’re serious about building a meaningful, lost-lasting coaching business, you actually have an obligation to yourself and your clients to keep doing the things you truly love.
There is a spill over effect, meaning the more you put your passions into your schedule, the more passionate you will be in all areas of your life, including your business.
Right now, take a moment to write down at least one thing that you haven’t been doing enough of, something that you’re committed to putting back into your daily or weekly schedules so it becomes a priority.
If you’re willing to, please share that commitment below.
Today is a very special day for me. On Feb. 8th, 2011 my dad, Robert Craig Smith, died after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
But not before he left me with 14 words that forever changed my life
In the days leading up to his death, he had given up the will to live. He entered Hospice care 4 days earlier, on a hospital bed in our family room, and asked the nurses to medicate him heavily until he dies.
They gave him his wish. Two adhesive patches stuck directly on his skin, constantly injecting his body with heavy pain killers.
He was still able to communicate and kept telling me that he wasn’t in any pain. But he also wasn’t my dad anymore.
He was in some altered state of consciousness, not remembering where he was, or that he had cancer, or who my wife and children were at times.
I knew the end was near, and my unspoken words were beginning to crush me from within. There were still things I needed to stay, messages he needed to hear.
Finally, I couldn’t take the anxiety anymore. I called the nurse, told her I was emotionally incomplete, and asked if I could remove the pain patches for just a little while.
I wanted one more conversation with my dad
The love I still have for my dad is clearly as strong as ever, as I’m tearing up writing these words now. I miss him dearly. I wish I could give him just one more hug.
On Sunday morning, I took the pain patches off his shoulder. By Sunday evening, he was himself again.
My wife and 2 children said goodnight to him, sensing it would be the last time they’d ever do that.
I stayed with him, held his hand, cried, and unloaded my heart.
I told him how much he meant to me, what kind of father he was, and the legacy he was leaving behind. I told him I loved him so much, and was honored to be his son.
I asked if he was complete, and he said yes.
I asked if he needed to see or talk to anyone else before he goes, and he said no.
Then I asked, “Dad, how can I make you proud after you’re gone?”
He shook his head as though I had asked a silly question, and answered immediately.
“Be who you can be Do what you can do Live a good life”
I felt those words land on my heart. He had given me a torch of true wisdom that I was obligated to share with everyone I cross paths with along my journey.
I’ll do my best, dad.
Shortly thereafter I told him what I had done, taking off the pain patches for one final chat. He said “Seanie, thank you son. I love you. Now put those things back on!”
When he said he was complete, he meant it! =)
Thank you for listening to MY story. This post might seemingly have nothing to do with building your business. But in reality, it has EVERYTHING to do with building your business.
YOU are your business. Don’t hide. Don’t dumb it down. Don’t lie. The world needs YOU to be transparent, authentic and honest.
Tell your story. Live your story. Become your story.