5 Ways to Avoid Burn Out in Your Coaching Business

5 Ways to Avoid Burn Out in Your Coaching Business

News flash, you don’t have to coach everyone who wants to work with you. Having a good interview process is crucial for weeding out high-maintenance clients and to eliminate those who don’t want to do the work. I like to call them vampire clients: they suck the energy right out of you with their constant complaints, excuses, and questions. Trying to get a handle on this type of client in an interview process allows you to reject their business up front or to express your boundaries and expectations right away, allowing them to decide if working with you is the right decision for them.

The Big Shift

The Big Shift

As an entrepreneur, I have put my heart and soul into my business from day one. In the beginning (which was 10 years ago now), sleep was optional. I’d sit at my desk all hours of the day and night perfecting my website, my offers, and my work for clients. I...
Don’t Let Business Jealousy Stop Your Success

Don’t Let Business Jealousy Stop Your Success

Do you have a business buddy that makes you jealous? Maybe she has a similar niche as yours, but got there first and is better known than you are. Maybe her business model is just like yours, and you always feel like you’re competing. Or maybe you simply feel like she does the same thing, only better. 

I do. And while I think “jealous” is a strong word, I definitely get business envy from time to time and find myself comparing my business to the people around me. Social media only makes it worse.

It reminds me of being a kid and only one girl could claim Jem as her favorite. The rest of us had to be one of the other Holograms, but Jem was taken. And really, it was only because my friend Allie claimed her first.

Seeing your business friends consistently churn out great work while you haven’t even sent out a newsletter in 2 months can be paralyzing. And when you’re paralyzed, you’re not able to do your best work, be creative, or collaborate on anything.