I know you have 8 million “get healthy in the new year” emails in your inbox right now, so thank you for reading mine!
I’m not anti “new year, new you”, sometimes it’s nice to have a reason to start something. I’m more of a “new moment, new you” type of gal, knowing the moment I have clarity about something is the perfect time to take massive action.
The reason why I wouldn’t want you to do a cleanse in the new year is that I know what you really want is permanent change, and no cleanse on earth can provide you the mind work tools to make new habits stick.
Coaching is totally an investment. Not just financially, but it’s a time commitment. It’s also an investment in vulnerability. It can be tough to ask for help, receive feedback, and let someone in to help you change at the deepest level.
I understand all this, but here’s why I truly believe you need a coach to help you reach your full potential.
You don’t know what you don’t know.
There’s one area we all need help with: our own blind spots. The big picture! You might not even see the challenges in your way, and if you do, you might not know how to fix them. While you’re doing the hard work in the day to day tactical changes, you need someone to help you lookout for what’s out of focus around you, or even what’s up ahead. Coaches are your external eyes and ears, making sure you stay focused on the fundamentals when life gets crazy and help you anticipate what’s around the corner.
You’re not getting better anymore.
Maybe you’ve had a coach in the past and killed it! Maybe you’re even maintaining your weight or the skills to play the complex chords you learned. But potential is all about how good you’re going to be. There’s always a next level.
It takes those outside eyes and ears to help build on your strengths and address your weaknesses to get you there. Growth and progress is a basic human need! Whether it’s your business, your relationships, your health, you name it: if you’re not growing, you’re dying.
You haven’t yet found a coach who walks the walk.
Coaching is about growth and development. This is as true for soccer coaches as it is for spiritual coaches. Whoever you choose to be your coach should be not only a professional in their field (this is defined as someone who is able to continuously grow their expertise independently) but coaches need coaches! For all the reasons listed here, every single one of the coaches on my world-class team has their own coach, myself included. If you’re reading this and are a coach of any kind and you don’t have some type of coaching in your life, you need to remedy this. Like, yesterday.
You need accountability.
Someone to help you measure results, set realistic goals, show you the next step, and make sure you don’t plateau. It’s also likely you might get worse before you get better, and it’s profoundly important to have someone there to give you the perspective to keep going. Accountability can feel synonymous with micromanaging. If that’s been your experience, you need a better coach.
You probably don’t do this all day... every day…
Yes, there’s tons of schooling and certifications that go into becoming a professional, but it’s the coaches who live and breathe this all day, every day that are far more valuable. You can read every single book under the sun about a topic, but unless you’re a professional you don’t have the time to literally sit with a topic 24/7. My family always teases me that I know a whole lot about one thing and nothing about anything else (this is especially true for world events and geography).
Think of searching on Google. Sure, you can search for “healthy recipes” or “top protein powders” and read your heart out, but what about aspects of your health you had no idea to even look for!? When was the last time you Googled: “is clenching my teeth at night a sign of parasites?” Spoiler alert: it is.
Also, we’re human. Change is not all logistics or things you can read in a book. A good coach not only prepares you for the tactical expectations, but also holds a space for the emotional and mental obstacles that come with making any change. Especially the biggies… (health, cough cough).
I hope this gives you some things to think about, especially during this “new year, new me” season! If you have questions or know you’re ready to grow your personal team reach out to us here and I can introduce you to the best coaches in the world.
And because I believe in this message so strongly, I want to offer everyone 10% off our Wellness Starter Program (the kickoff sessions to work with any of the Nutritional Wisdom coaches) if you book before January 18th.
Want a coach but still have other concerns? Call and I’ll personally hop on the phone with you. 512-243-7473