A phone alarm sounds. It’s time to wake up, take a shower, pack some breakfast and coffee, and go out to the office.
Your daily routine has become your second nature. You complete all the tasks automatically without giving anything a second thought.
While a 9-to-5 job provides financial security, it may not be what you expected it to be. It’s possible you’ll get two weeks off a year (at most!), the pay is terrible, and the coworkers are all gossip. Plus, the actual work is soul-numbing.
This is probably why, especially among Millennials and Gen Z, there has been a trend away from working a traditional 9-to-5 schedule. The traditional way of working up the corporate ladder is becoming less common.
Instead, many Millennials see freelancing or establishing their own businesses as the norm. With your own business, you’ll get the independence you so desperately need.
So, let’s say you quit your corporate life. What now? In this article, we’ll try to teach you how to establish yourself in the life coach business after you’ve done away with your 9-to-5.
Get your head in the game.
Are you ready to start a new life journey? Attempting anything entirely new and outside of your comfort zone will test your established mental habits.
If you want the most out of your experience, you may need to adjust your mindset before you go on this path. If you put off doing the work necessary to launch a life coaching company, you won’t have a business to launch until much later in the future. The idea that one has to “wait for the proper moment” is complete nonsense. Act now!
Plan your life coaching business
Here are some things you can do to streamline your life coaching business. First, and most importantly, identify your target audience and the specific issues you wish to help them overcome.
Furthermore, stop using coaching jargon and start communicating in plain English. Your clients will appreciate you more if you’re straightforward with them. Also, put a stop to your indefinite, never-ending coaching sessions, as an hour or two per session is enough. Doing long monologues isn’t marketable and won’t raise your profile.
Master a part of your niche to stand out in that market. Get a stable clientele in place before you try to grow. Another tip, new coaches can also benefit from life coaching services themselves. Instead of spending years floundering about, you can get to where you want to go with the guidance of a professional in the field.
Changing your Headspace: from an Employee to an Employer
If you want out of your present position so badly, then it’s quite doubtful you’ll ever return to the 9–5 workforce. If you’re still in your 9 to 5 while you’re developing your life coaching business, it can get rather tiring to constantly flip between being an employee during the day and then going into the hustle-beast mode during the afternoon.
Make the full transition as soon as possible. Though it’s a risk, you will get to reap the benefits much more quickly if you make a full leap early on.
Find your target audience
The first thing you should do is visit the places where your target demographic often spends time. Facebook groups, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, YouTube, Twitter, and other specialized social media sites can all be of help.
Try to find out where other professionals in your field hang out. For example, health coaches may get a lot out of social media sites like Instagram and Facebook, where clients and others can see before-and-after photos of their progress and see firsthand all the elements of a full-life transformation.
Now that you know how to pick yourself up, sign the resignation letter and start your own life coaching business, you’re one step ahead in this game we call life. Make sure to be persistent and find your niche and target audience. Then, you’ll get to reap all the benefits of the flexible life coaching job.