It is Day 11 of Gettin’ Fearless and Merry with Adrien and today I am sharing the one word, one thing that changed everything for me in my private practice.
But first I want to congratulate the winner of our prize draw from yesterday – Kathy Brown! Yay Kathy! You have won free registration to the Building your Dream Practice program, this course will guide you through all the steps of opening and running the private practice of your dreams. ( we will send you a private email with info on how to access your prize!)
Sooo… still wondering what one thing changed it all for me.
Coaching. Hiring a Coach.
Now, stay with me here, because most people like to close their ears to any talk of working with a coach. But I am living proof of how it works.
When I hired my coach Margie, I was struggling and stumbling around, trying to make everything work. I was a Hot Mess! And I was failing. Sure I had some good days, but I had more days where I questioned myself, where I worried if I was doing things right, was I working on things to help me grow, why did I feel like I was running on a hamster wheel and getting nowhere?
My Coach Changed Everything.
She helped me focus on what mattered and deal with the smaller things in the business so I stopped getting caught up in them. I learned how to set goals, take the steps to achieve them and balance that with working with my clients and building my practice and my personal life. One of the biggest lessons I learned was how critical taking time for me was. That word self-care we all know is helpful but can never seem to make happen.
She is one of the inspirations that had me get my supervision credentials so I could help other dietitians just like she helped me. ANd help is not the right word .. life changing, turning point, life altering, game-changing, completely transforming… they all fit much better.
When I look back on my coaching and the coaching I do today with my clients, I see three main benefits people get from working with a coach, benefits that you do not often realize will happen, but once you see it working, you get it. The trouble is most of us need to realize this and do it, I wish I had not waited as long as I did to start with my coach.
Here is my Top 3 Benefits of Coaching list:
- Identify Blind Spots. This one is big. Margie saw so many things about my practice I had no clue were an issue. It is because she was not as close to it as me. That outside view is so important to help you grow.
- Accountability. I also say this is the same as Kicking your A$$ in gear. You coach will ask why XYZ was not done, and you will find yourself doing it, so they cannot call you out on dropping the ball. I worked much harder to get things done.
- Focus on Development and Improvement. This sounds so boring, but it is really important. My coach helped me stay on top of my big goals so I kept working toward them. Taking Action Daily. I didn’t focus on my failures, I learned from them and kept going.
The opportunity to work with a business coach will truly be something that transforms your practice and life. But the biggest lesson I learned was … You have to be open to coaching and ready. Coaching only works for someone who truly wants to improve. If you think you have it all figured out, don’t bother. If you are willing to listen and change, I know coaching will help you build your Dream Practice, I saw it happen myself!
Now, if y’all are ready to seriously consider working with a coach… Today’s Gettin’ Fearless and Merry Tip with Adrien is a special deal on my coaching and supervision programs. You can save 30% on all Coaching and Supervision programs I have.
There are 3 month programs (includes 6 one- one sessions with me) and 6 month program (Includes 12 one-one sessions) AND you also get access to the Fearless Practitioners Boss Club Free while you are coaching, AND you also get the Building your Dream Practice (value $245) and Private Practice Paperwork ($125) programs for free.
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You also want to enter your name in the draws – I will be drawing for a final prize tomorrow! This one is worth $ 300!