a professional you have some interesting challenges and opportunities.
coached many professionals. They each have had unique situations
and a unique story so I would never imply that there is a ready-made
coaching solution which is applicable to all professionals.
I have observed there are some common desires.
back. Somewhere along the way did you decide that working for
sounded better than working for someone else?
you feel that rowing your own boat would be better than pulling
an oar for
the technical competence you had already accumulated, could you
see yourself being your own boss and enjoying the
of having your own practice?
what happened? I'll tell you what happened, reality happened.
you are an attorney, financial planner, therapist, speaker, broker,
salesperson, consultant or accountant, as a professional you have
the multiple responsibilities of:
a high level of professional competence,
continuing to satisfy your current clients,
marketing your services to potential new clients,
and redesigning how you run your business,
leading and managing a staff which supports you.
must do all parts of this complex dance while also having a life
separate from your work and while making sure you accumulate the
assets which will provide for you after you no longer wish to work.
It is no wonder that many professionals experience burnout and,
at some point, ask themselves, "Is this all there is?"
professionals either work alone or with a small staff. Sooner or
later the professional finds himself or herself backing up the staff,
doing some of their work when they are away or otherwise busy. This
is crazy! But it happens.
just "fixing what's broken" is not enough. Taking advantage
of opportunities is also a good use to make of a coach. It's useful
for you to have someone off of whom you can bounce ideas, expressing
your most outrageous desires, and then who can help you design a
coolheaded, well-thought-out plan you can put into play with confidence.
I've been through many different situations and you can benefit
from my experience.
you spend the bulk of your time doing three things, business,
and life, get better. Those three things are:
what you love,
do what you're really good at, and
do what is most profitable for you.
distraction from this focus will give you less than the results
that you want. If you are not spending most of your time doing
these three things, call me at 214-693-1417.
a professional, also.
coach and life coach.