Wealth Consciousness

Have you been thrown back in the trenches?

Have Your Been Throwing Back in the Trenches as a Coach

There is an odd phenomenon that I have witnessed over and over again when mentoring new health coaches.

It’s what I call being ‘thrown back in the trenches’.

This came into play recently with my UPswing Mastermind students. They were all diving deep into their ideal client/ target market. And things were starting to surface. Wobbles were starting to show.

In the group Laser Coaching calls I was being asked what was going on – why this felt so uncomfortable.

Well, what I have observed from helping hundreds of Health Coaches grow their businesses, is that sometimes when a woman makes a decision to say YES to becoming a coach –not just talking about it, but seriously deciding to go for it– it can feel as if the Universe has a little laugh.

“Oh yea, you’re really serious?” it seems to snicker, “Then let’s throw you back in the trenches to struggle for a bit again – just so you can remember what it TRULY feels like to be your ideal client.”

You see, for many of us we have been called to be a coach after overcoming a massive transformation in our own life.

And after coming out the other side it can feel like ‘I’ve got it’ and I want to share this with other women going through what I did.

But from that place of ‘already mastered this’ we can lose touch with how it felt ‘back then’.  We can be quick to forget the true pain;  what it is really like to be going through that experience. 

 

We forget things like:

·      What you would truly need support on

·      What you would actually buy to overcome the pain

·      What tools and resources you would need to create lasting change

·      What shifts you’d need to make to your mindset in order to heal

And so the Universe gives you a little ‘helping hand’ to jog your memory.
 

And it might suck at the time (it DOES suck at the time, that I can attest to), but this makes for the creation of a REAL and GENUINE coaching program for your ideal clients – one they WANT TO BUY.  And it makes you an even better coach.  A truly compassionate coach.

And if you wonder why people are lining up to work with you asking, ‘How do you know I feel that way?’ or ‘It’s like you read my mind with your copy…’, it’s because you revisited your former self and got even more clear on what your pain points were and exactly what you did to overcome them.

 

Here’s a perfect example of how it worked for me:

A few months ago, I myself had a (thankfully very brief) return to the trenches with my money story.

I invested a HUGE amount of money – more than I had ever done in my life – in myself.  And…you guessed it…a whole lot of money fears reared their head.

At first I got scared, and my first reaction was: ‘I thought I had this money thing sorted?!’

Then I realized I was going to have to walk my talk by going back through all of my own teachings again. And because I had to do so step-by-step again – I was able to this time document it as I went.  I delivered those exact steps to the ladies who joined my new mastermind program.

I had never before been able to articulate the ‘steps’ of wealth consciousness with this level of clarity – and days after that training many women were making thousands of dollars from their first clients. (I hadn’t even taught them ‘how’ to get clients yet… it was purely from me being able to teach ‘wealth consciousness’ in a new way after a brief stint back in the trenches).

So, if this phenomenon happens to you when you finally make a proclamation to the universe that you are ready to play bigger (note that my ‘return to the trenches’ happened after I stepped up to a higher biz mastermind’), then try and relax if you can – but most importantly – document what you do to climb back out yourself.

This is what you are meant to be teaching to others!

I’d love to hear your own experiences of being ‘thrown back in the trenches’. Share in the comments how it helped you to grow as a person, and how it shaped what you are teaching (or desire to teach) others.

And if you want to know more about how to get to know who your ideal clients are, then read my blog post, “4 ways to identify your health coaching target audience” HERE: http://www.amandajdaley.com/blog/2015/9/6/4-ways-to-identify-your-health-coaching-target-audience

Amanda x

 
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How to Promote Discovery Sessions on Facebook (using Canva)

How to promote discovery session on Facebook

Wow, can you believe we are already one-third through 2016?!

How is your year tracking so far?

In January this year I made some massive changes in the way I work – heavily influenced by the book The One Thing, and also by one of my mentors Todd Herman and his ‘90 Day Year’ program. 

Summarized in one line (because everything is simplified now), I am choosing to focus on just ONE key project in my business per quarter.

I can’t tell you how liberating it has been putting big projects I had planned to this year do ‘on hold’ and saying ‘no’ to almost every interview request that has come my way in the last 90 days. (I used to spend so much internal energy procrastinating on whether to say yes to opportunities that came into my inbox each day, having a simple ‘not now’ answer this year has freed me up in ways I never expected) 

I have got SO MUCH done by getting up each day and knowing exactly my ONE thing to do – no more indecision or multi-tasking.  

I also feel sooooo calm since giving myself permission to take 90% of work off my plate. And I’ve had 2 energy healers I’ve known for years, tell me in the last few weeks that they’ve never seen my nervous system so settled (adrenal fatigue is something I have struggled with on/off for years). Focusing on just ONE thing has literally changed my health and my happiness.

And before you think that ‘doing less means I’m making less’ think again my friend. The first 6 weeks of this year alone were the most financially rewarding I’ve had in my business to date.

Being the beginning of April, I have just re-set my ONE THING for the next 90 days and have SO much energy knowing it is going to be complete by the end of June!

I wanted to share this method of working with you all this month, and so I have created Action April to give you ONE thing to take action on every week. Each week I will be sharing with you a step-by-step ‘How-to’ for your business. If you do nothing else but this ONE Action each week, by May you will have taken some massive steps forward. (who knows, if you like these, we might even keep going for 90 days….)

I’m going to make this super SIMPLE for you all – you don’t even need to come up with your ONE thing – I will email it to you each week and you just need to take action.

This weeks first Action is ‘How to promote discovery sessions on Facebook (using Canva)’ in the video below:

 

 

Put on your blinkers ladies. Stop looking around at the million things you 'could' be doing and bunker down to start promoting yourselves on Facebook this week. 

If you want to up the ante - double down and do this ONE thing of promoting yourself on Facebook each day!

Then pop on over to my Facebook group Healthy Wealthy Society to share how you are getting on.

Resources:
Client Magnet Script to use in your Social Media Posts >>

The One Thing, Gary Keller >> 

Canva >>

Stock Up >>

 
 
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7 ways to Stop Self-Sabotage in your Business

7 Ways to Stop self sabotage in your business
 

 

I'm back in Sydney after 2 glorious weeks in Bali - seriously I think Bali is THE perfect holiday spot in the world. Warm, sunny, loving people, raw food and yoga galore! #bliss

A key thought that arose for me when I stopped 'working' while on holiday was that I personally have a deep knowing that you are MEANT to get your health work out to the world now - the world is so ready for what you have to offer - and I think deep down you know this too.

So why then would you keep getting in your own way???

On one hand you want nothing more than to build your business and help as many people as possible. On the other hand, you seem to keep going round in circles. 

Frustrating right?!

I hear you! For way too long I was stuck in my head trying to 'work it all out'. When I changed my mindset to believe that I was MEANT to be getting my work out to the world and am ALWAYS SUPPORTED in doing so, then I started trusting and taking imperfect action despite my fears.

You see we have a sneaky monkey-mind (or Ego) that likes to jump in and fill us with fear when venturing into this new territory of business.

The monkey mind tells us 'nothing is working', 'it's not going to work for you', 'you are not expert enough yet', 'who do you think you are to charge for this' and on it goes.... Creating a barrage of negative thoughts that keep you playing small.

 

 

Listening to our Monkey-Mind causes us to Self-Sabotage!

But what if those monkey-messages were not the truth?

What if you got out of your own way and started taking imperfect action in your business every day KNOWING that you are MEANT to do this and are fully supported?

How would you act differently if this were to change?

For me this changed everything and today I wanted to share with you 7 things I do regularly that keep me building my business from my heart, not my head.

1. Journalling
- I started journalling 3 pages a day after learning 'Morning Pages' from Julia Cameron's book The Artists Way about 9 years ago and have never stopped. It is my number one go-to for getting everything out of my head and onto paper.

2. Meditation
- I alternate in my approaches to Meditation depending on what I am focusing on or working through. I was recently introduced to the new 1 Giant Mind phone app which I am LOVING. Daily meditation will change your approach to your business dramatically, and the app is perfect to pull out any time of the day if you catch yourself being run by Mr Monkey Mind.

3. Working Out
- I have realised that there is a direct link to my Monkey Mind playing up when I am not regularly exercising. For the last year I have committed to my exercise routine by having my Personal Trainer come to me at home twice a week, and whenever possible I love to take the afternoon off to walk around the rocks with a girlfriend. 

3. Yoga
- When we spend so much time in our heads, we can literally get stuck there. Yoga connects me back to my body, heart and breathe like clockwork. I have a wee yoga corner set up in my office to practise Restorative Yoga which is my favourite and I have done several yoga retreats this year to deeply reset, let go and connect to MY truth. 

4. Angel Cards
- Every morning and night I pull an Angel Card (or other card deck) to help me connect to my inner guidance. I also work with these when coaching to remind myself and my clients to get out of our own way. My favourite card decks for business are 'Success Cards' by Deepak Chopra and 'Money and the Law of Attraction' cards by Esther and Jerry Hicks. 

5. Taking Proper Breaks
- The catch-cry of the coaching industry can be 'work from anywhere' and while I CAN do that, in general I choose not to. Why? Because when I book a holiday it is important to me to have time completely disconnected. I do regularly work in different locations around the world, but I set clear boundaries on what is 'work' and what is a 'break'. I spent the last 2 weeks in Bali and the first week was work, the second a complete break. Weekends are also breaks and other than during 'launch periods', I don't work at night. Work smart and hustle when you are 'on' and then allow yourself to properly turn 'off'.

6. Intention Setting with Essential Oils
- Essential Oils can quickly change your emotional state. I work with the highest quality oils and my favs are labelled with an intention which I believe works on 2 fronts. First by the power of my thought behind using that oil and secondly the vibration in the oil itself. My fav oils are made by my friend Michelle of Sacred Self -  'Abundance', 'Passion', 'Truth' and 'Self Love' are some of my favs to work with in business.

7. Reading Books on Wealth Consciousness
- Approaching business and money from an energy perspective is a great way to get out of our heads and connect with the bigger picture. A couple of my go-to books are 'The Science of Getting Rich' by Wallace D Wattles, 'Money a Love Story' by Kate Northrup and 'Sacred Success' by Barbara Stanny.

On top of these tools, I always find that remembering that my work is not 'about me' and keeping focused on how I can serve those who need it most is key in staying out of my own way and creating self-sabotage.

I'd love to hear in the comments below which of these techniques you are going to commit to for yourself. And please share any of your own tips on how you overcome self-sabotage in your business.

Amanda x 

 

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