This is the first episode in the new series called Money Mastery. In this series I’ll dig into pricing strategies, revenue planning and liberally sprinkle in money mindsets and prosperity thinking, which make all the difference in attracting coaching clients who pay well.
After all, success is part mindset, part strategy and part right action.
First for a bit of gratitude …
Prosperous Coach Podcast has just hit 20,000 downloads and that’s because you have been generously passing forward this podcast to your coach friends and colleagues. Thank you!
Every day I hear from another coach how much this podcast has meant to them and I feel so grateful. That fills me with joy.
Speaking of gratitude … are YOU feeling it?
I ask because I’ve seen a direct relationship to gratitude and financial success for coaches. For one thing, gratitude is attractive in the most literal sense of the word.
And it goes both ways. When you’re grateful, you feel better. When you feel better, other people feel better. It’s a beautiful circle.
Attitude and Practice
You’ve heard of an attitude of gratitude.
Gratitude isn’t just an attitude. It’s a practice that goes beyond counting your blessings. Although, naming what you’re grateful for is the centerpiece of prosperity.
Not many people know this, I started my coaching business as a spiritual coach and prosperity building was my focus. No wonder I branded my company Prosperous Coach.
I ended up helping coaches choose a profitable niche and launch their business with confidence because I found myself surrounded by coaches who wanted my help to get their business models set up powerfully.
Well, how did that happen? The usual way. Angels and Surprises.
In my 3rd year of coaching I was on the board of the Denver Coach Federation and the President at that time, Will Craig, was starting a coach training company called Coach Training Alliance.
He invited me to be a trainer and after a year asked me to help him rewrite the curriculum and design a Certified Coach Program.
Talk about gratitude. If not for Will, the opportunity he gave me, and his trust in me I’m not sure I’d still be in business.
Will, if you’re listening, I love you, man. Our partnership has taken me places and brought me in connection with more wonderful people than I ever dreamed possible. I mean who knew?
What’s wonderful is Coach Training Alliance is still going strong 18 years later. They’re still using my curriculum and certification program. And many of the trainers are the original bunch of the best coaches I know.
Do you ever wonder what opportunities might be around the corner for you? What angels — real people — will show up and give you grace?
Anyone you meet could be that person for you. Any opportunity you have could be one that catapults you to a better place. In fact, this happens every day.
So, one powerful gratitude practice is to be grateful for ALL of your connections. Even the ones that don’t feel great.
Here are some other gratitude practices you might not of thought of as gratitude or prosperity building:
Share the Good Stuff
If you get value out of something share it with others. Pass it forward.
I’ve noticed something that worries me in the coaching community. Sometimes coaches get competitive. They are out there only for themselves and their clients. They build their business then put their head down in isolation and strive and strive. They write their blogs, put out their posts but that’s it.
That makes for a lonely business. But it’s also shut down the flow of prosperity.
This is how gratitude ties into integrity.
What Comes Around Goes Around
That can work both ways, you know.
What do you want to have happen in your coaching business? Are you doing for others what you wish people would do for you?
- If you want people to engage with your social posts, be sure you’re engaging (more than a LIKE) with other people’s posts. Do it purely to help someone and without attachment. I guarantee you that energy comes back to you.
- If you want people to engage in your groups, be engaged in other people’s groups. If you say you’ll do something, do it.
- If you want people to show up for appointments they book with you, show up to appointments that you book.
- If you want excellent testimonials and referrals, write excellent testimonials and recommend others.
What comes around goes around.
Show Gratitude for the Good Stuff
Send a hand written card or heart felt email of thanks to someone who helped you.
Praise people generously, especially online because it flows out to a bigger circle.
Give people a boost. It will give YOUR a boost.
Show Gratitude for the Hard Stuff
Teachers come in many forms. Recognize that something difficult might be a call to open your mind and learn something new.
Looking back in my life I can think of dozens of people and circumstances that felt hard but that woke me up. And that was a real gift to me.
Give People Social Love
One of the best things about social media is the way it can be a force for good. Liking is okay but you’d like more than that on your own posts, wouldn’t you?
Comment. Engage. Share what you know and what’s challenging for you. Both of those things help others immensely. And then you get helped.
See how this works? Prosperity wants to circulate.
When you make gratitude into a way of being every day, prosperity flows to you, through you, around you.
Keep that energy flowing. It’s a positive force. And we need more positive forces in our lives.
In the Next Episode: Awaken Your Money Making Mojo