It’s pretty common for folks to think they need to be experts in absolutely everything before they can offer advice or help others. This kind of thinking often stops them from sharing their insights and experiences with those who could really use it.
Well, it’s key to realize that although there are people (often those selling pricey certification courses) who might tell you this is the case, it’s not entirely accurate. Truth is, people at every stage in life and work can benefit from someone who’s already been where they are now. So even if you think your experience isn’t vast, you’re already ahead of someone who’s just starting out.
And here’s the thing – those just starting out, or even those who are kind of halfway there, aren’t really going to get much from a top-of-the-line, elite coach. The methods and strategies used by these coaches can be too much for them because they just don’t have the basic understanding needed for more complicated ideas.
Let’s say you’re kicking off your own online business. You know who you’re selling to, you’ve got a digital product all set up and looking good, but you’re scratching your head about how to actually market it. Does it make sense to hire a coach who’s all about those big, flashy, million-dollar launches? It might seem like a good idea (we all dream of those big launches, right?), but realistically, if you don’t have the foundation like a large email list, connections with influential partners, or an affiliate program, you’re not quite ready for that level yet.
What you really need is a coach who can help you put those basic pieces together, someone who might have been in your shoes just a little while back and has figured out the answers to the problems you’re facing now. You don’t need a super expensive, high-end coach who charges a fortune for just a day of their time.
This shows that not everybody is looking for a coach who knows it all. Your perfect clients are those who will benefit from what you know right now. So, don’t beat yourself up thinking you don’t have enough knowledge or experience to help someone else.
Think about it this way: even a kid in grade school is like a genius to a toddler. There’s always someone who’s going through what you’ve already been through, and that person is exactly who you’re the right coach for.
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