I am in such a weird place right now. I am newer (less than one year) to coaching and I LOVE it!! I know this is my JAM.
I sent a good friend to you for your last certification as the timing didn’t line up for me, and I have enjoyed hearing about her experience at training and then since. I am on the list to be interviewed for the certification training next year and I am so excited for the opportunity to get there and grow and learn so much in that week with you all.
My struggle is I HEAR you loud and clear, over and over, about how we have to get super specific on a niche and only then we will be able to rock it. I hear you and I believe this 100%- I will not go against your advice. My problem is with me. I can’t find a niche. I can’t find the solution to someone’s problem that they will want to pay me great money to help them with.
I am taking your advice and “coaching my face off” with people and they are LOVING it! I now have some paying clients and some amazing barter clients and they all say that I am the catalyst for change they have needed (I totally get that’s not true, they are the ones that are making the changes in their own minds) and they now “see the world totally differently” because of our time together. But, I have no niche.
And, I am pretty certain I have what it takes to make it to the 2 comma club- for real. But, I know I won’t without a specific niche. Not having this niche is letting in tons of fear, self doubt and passive action— which is the opposite of how I choose to operate. I feel that I am in the process of becoming an amazingly awesome badass coach, but then I realize I don’t have a “specialty” and therefore my thoughts about where I am at and how this journey is going must be untrue.
So now what? I am scheduled with Suzy at the end of the month, but I have thoughts that it will be a waste of her time as I don’t have solid niche ideas to bring to the table. But, I don’t want to waste time and not take action that gets me closer to my dreams (making that $$$). I wish all of this was already decided and I could just show up and coach!