I have been helping people with health tips, life changes and weight loss for a number of years now. Encouraging people to meet their personal goals and inspiring folks to be better is the very core of "coaching". My husband is a counselor and he often tells his clients that when they do the work, they get the medal and he just gets a jacket. Coaches work for a little less glory, because the reward is in seeing others excel!
I greatly believe in coaching. In fact, I talk to my coach once a week. She inspires me to look deeper than I tend to on my own. She challenges me to think outside of the box and to push myself. I value her input immensely and grow from each conversation we share.
Success comes from surrounding ourselves with people that inspire and support us. Which brings up my reason for this blog today. I recently ran into something in the "coaching" world that is somewhat bothersome to me.
When I was actively looking for someone to coach me, of course I wanted someone that I really seemed to click with, but I also wanted someone to understand the value of what I do. In this search I heard 3 different "coaches" say something that really struck me as lacking in integrity.
If you have been reading anything I write, you know by now that integrity is a pretty big deal for me. I am not perfect nor do I search for or expect others to be perfect. I just want to be a woman of integrity and I want to surround myself with like people.
3 different coaches were willing to take my money for their services, knowing that I am involved in direct sells. (I don't know if you have priced "coaching" but it's not cheap. All 3 coaches I was considering, charge about 10 thousand dollars for a "term" or a "quarter" of coaching.) As I got to know these 3 people a little, I could easily see that the company I am involved with could bring some good to them. I wasn't looking for "customers", however, not sharing what I do with people that need it, is hard for me.
All 3 said, "I do not consider products that are sold through your business model". So each one of them would gladly take 10 thousand dollars from me and promise to help me grow my business, but would NEVER consider looking at the products I am passionate about and are the core of the business they say they can help me grow! This makes no sense to me at all!! Is it just me or does this just seem wrong? I didn't expect to find a coach that would be my best customer, but to hear them say they would NEVER consider any products sold the way I do business, certainly wasn't what I was looking for.
We all need help. We need direction and re calibration from time to time. Turns out the business we are involved with actually provides more of this then we realized at first. Much of what I thought we were gonna have to pay for is openly and honestly provided to us by the incredible people that we have locked arms with.
Locking arms with a company should not just be a catchy thing to say. It should be a real practice available and happily provided. What I did learn in shopping for a coach, was how to value the ones I already have. Thank you Touchstone Essentials, not only for the best-in-class products that we are proud to share with others, but for all of the amazing tools and support you freely give.
If you are ready to "lock arms" with a company and group of people determined to make a difference, please go back to my home page and click on the "Be My Own Boss" bubble to right of my picture. You will be impressed and inspired, I'm sure!!
Everyone deserves "the Good Inside," and, yes, "Purity is Possible."