The following poem, written by Jessie B. Rittenhouse, sums up a challenge that I’ve seen many life coaches experience.
“I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.”
Those who feel drawn to life coaching have a desire to serve clients, make a difference in the lives of others and build a thriving business.
But often, many life coaches experience frustration that, despite their best efforts, they aren’t able to attract the ideal clients they desire, or the potential clients they speak to don’t feel compelled to say “YES” to investing in a program with them.
What may surprise them is that there is a correlation between these results and their own self-worth.
Let me explain…
I recently heard a short anecdote from a life coach, who is also a mother. Seeing her daughter cutting up a watermelon in the kitchen, the mother said “Wow, that looks delicious! Can I have some? I’ll just take one of the end pieces, so that you can enjoy the juicy center pieces, which are the best ones.”
The daughter said, “Don’t be silly, Mom. Take one of the good pieces.”
But the mother refused. “No,” she said, “You can enjoy those, I’ll just take one of those less desirable end bits. That’s good enough for me.”
The daughter then said, “You know, Mom, this is probably why your life coaching business isn’t taking off.”
Stunned, the mother said, “What do you mean?”
“Well, life isn’t compartmentalized. Your pattern in one area of your life likely reflects how you act in all areas of your life,” said the daughter. “I offered you the opportunity to have one of the best pieces of watermelon, and — even though I know it’s something you would love, and there’s plenty of juicy center pieces to go around — you refused it.”
The daughter continued: “We attract what we are. If you don’t feel worthy of saying ‘YES’ to the best that life has to offer, how can you expect your clients to? Why would they say ‘YES’ to working with you to create a life filled with what they would love, when they don’t see you doing the same?”
AN “A-HA” MOMENT
Like the mother in this story, you may be having an “A-Ha!” moment right about now too. And that is why I want to ask you two questions:
- Do you believe you are worthy of enjoying all of the wonderful things that life has to offer?
- Do you believe you are 100% deserving of living a life you love?
It’s important that you believe you are worthy to enjoy the goodness of life if you desire to attract clients who are looking for, and willing to invest in, working with a life coach to create inspiring, expansive new possibilities in their lives.
If you want to make a difference in the lives of others, build a successful coaching business, and set a good example for your clients, your friends, and your family… LOVE YOURSELF.
Ask for what it is that you would love. Take action toward what it is that you would love. Say “YES” to what it is that you would love when it’s offered. There are plenty of “juicy center pieces” to go around for everyone. The Universe is expansive and infinite. So are the “juicy center pieces.”
Once you remember this truth, you will soon find more and more clients are willing to say “YES” to working with you, and your life-coaching business will begin growing at an exponential rate.
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