A question I frequently get asked is ‘if you’re a Life Coach, how come you are helping people to make more money‘?
My answer is very simple – I am fortunate enough to be financially Secure. I went from being flat broke to a self-made Millionaire by the age of 36.
I started life in a rented council flat, not even a house, and not even owned! I left school at age 16 with no qualifications at all, didn’t go to college, Uni or any other higher education. I was worth nothing and had nothing.
I didn’t get there by luck, trust me! and I don’t tell you this to boast either, I’m not that easily pleased! I tell you this so’s to give some validity to the content on this page you’re about to read.
To me, the opening question says a whole lot more than the content in / of the question itself, to me it says people are excepting of the fact that someone can help them with their Emotional problems or Relationship problems as examples in the area of Life Coaching but could not, cannot, help them with increasing their financial worth in their Life.
I find this rather odd. To help people with 1 area of life but not another, in my book, only leaves a gaping whole and a lack of money is definitely some BIG gaping hole is it not!
Around 95% of the UK population of 65 million, are either struggling in this area or are at least not happy and desire more money in their life.
So if that means around 60 million people have an area of their Life that they are unhappy about – WHY – does the Life Coaching profession, not address it?
There are various answers of course, I think one answer is that most Coaches are not financially wealthy and as such they would rather not go there so to speak so they don’t offer it as a service.
Teaching something to someone else does not work if the teacher is also the learner!
If I may, I would also like to point out that some of the traditional financial advisors on the high street are also not financially secure in their own life.
I wish no one no disrespect here whether that be coaches or advisors, I am merely trying to point out that if someone wants to learn or be taught by another person about a particular skill or topic – then the teacher ought to be competent / successful in that topic – themselves.
This was my understanding and philosophy for all of my Life Coaching many years back when I started out.
I wanted to make Financial support and Coaching part of my range of services to the public, however since I didn’t have much of this resource early on, I had to actually go out – and create my Financial abundance from absolute scratch!
Thus I didn’t engage in the Financial Coaching context until I myself had mastered this area later on in my career.
If you are interested in being Coached on how to create financial Security and Freedom for yourself and your loved ones, than the high street advisor is an option, self-education is also another.
For many people, Money – the making of more of it – can be a very complex and overwhelming area for the majority of people but –It doesn’t have to be like that!
My approach was ‘what if it could be made simpler?’ ‘what if people could be shown the way to create additional income appear in their own lives?’