Personal matters have no place in your coaching business!
It may seem harsh…
But your personal stuff shouldn’t affect your clients. Especially when you’re doing group coaching.
That said, I’m reminded of a story of one of our clients.
A while back, Sarah, one of our clients, had to rush to the emergency room. And that took up most of her Friday night and Saturday.
The thing is, Sarah had to show up at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning for a group coaching session with her clients.
Her trip to the emergency room could’ve thrown her off her game. And she did spend most of Saturday stressing about it.
But she kept telling herself this:
Nothing was going to stop me from being there for my clients!
So, Sarah calmed herself down.
The following morning, she showed up excited…
Did the session…
And got amazing feedback!
As Sarah explained it, knowing she made a commitment to her group motivated her.
She was building her team and her community. So, there was an obligation to show up.
But it could’ve gone either way, especially given the added pressure of showing up for 20, 30, or 50 people that expect her to be at her best.
Luckily, Sarah didn’t let the worst outcome happen.
Now, here’s why I’ve shared this with you:
I know you’re scared that group coaching is a big commitment. Things out of your control might throw you off your game.
So, you could be worried that if something happens in your personal life, you might not be able to give 100% to your clients.
But if you want to succeed…
You have to leave that personal stuff at the door!
I won’t lie and tell you that it’s always easy to do.
But is it necessary?
When going through stuff, even unexpected situations, you have to focus on the big picture.
Remember, you’re in business to impact others. It’s your core mission!
Going into the service of others can actually help you detach from your other problems. Even if it’s only for a little while.
Now, group sessions come with their own brand of pressure.
Yet they’re the things that give you the three I’s:
So, focus on your clients to take your mind off personal stuff and get into the frame of mind that will allow you to impact people’s lives.