I was recently asked, what do you think about coaching? Paying someone to be my coach, consultant, or mentor.
I believe that the right coach, consultant, mastermind group, or mentor is one of the best investments one can make.
It might be hard financially, especially for younger people, but it is worth it in the long run – and a fantastic move you can make for yourself now.
If you are just starting out, and you don’t have a lot of extra cash flow, you do have to be prudent about what coach or mastermind group you choose.
You don’t just jump and go for that high-level coaching program.
Group coaching is the strongest option for people who are just starting out.
I personally learn best when I am in small groups, like mastermind groups, where the cost and investment is much more nominal.
This has evolved over many years for me.
I did not start out with the funds to make massive changes.
I hear from a lot of people, there is free information everywhere on the internet and on social forums, so why would I join a group or hire a coach?
And yes, this is true, there is a lot of free information out there.
Some of this free information is good, but a lot of it…not so much.
How do we vet out and curate all the information out there? And then, how do we assemble this information?
The question is: What is right for you, right now?
You can get sucked down rabbit holes in no time, with all of the free information that is out there.
Where is the plan? Where is the organization?
There is no coordinated effort.
It’s about having the right information, taking the right action, at the right time, based on your goals and where you are at.
What moves the needle faster for you?
A great coach, mentor, or group facilitator, where you can get personal attention, and your questions answered, is really the way to go. You need to develop your roadmap and your plan.
There is nothing more valuable than that.
What coach or mastermind group you choose depends on who you are, and where you are in your life.
There are people out there right now who are leaders and authentic people.Find these people and ask them for advice.Ask them if they know of anyone who can lead you in the right direction.
Good people will always give you authentic feedback, and point you in the right direction.
It’s then up to you to reach out to the people you have been referred to, and do some one-on-one interviewing.
You interview them and they interview you; it’s a two-way street.
You are looking for the right fit.
Are they asking you the right questions? Do they understand you?
It’s not all about the money, it’s about finding the right fit.
Be careful about tying yourself down to long-term contracts.
There are some cases where long-term contracts make sense, but when it comes down to coaching or consulting programs, there should always be an easy way out.
Effective coaching programs and the right mentors should be good enough that they don’t need long-term contracts.
They should not have a history of having to turn people loose.
The right consultant has a good track record.
You need a plan, but you also need results.
You need to mesh well with your coach.
There needs to be an out clause, so either one of you can pull the plug early.
Spending money on the right coaching program is an investment, in yourself, for the future.
I encourage you to find and pursue coaching that's appropriate to where you're at. If you think you’re ready to join Freedom Founders, though, start here: www.freedomfounders.com/step-1