Do you feel overly responsible for your clients’ success?
Do you worry about whether your health coaching clients are getting healthier, losing weight and feeling better?
Does it keep you up at night? Are your clients always on your mind?
Do you think feeling this responsible for your health coaching clients makes you an exceptional health coach?
Our job as good coaches is to give our clients the tools they need to create their own success. You can teach them how to choose optimal foods to support their health goals, you can show them how to read food labels and cook meals for their families, and you can coach them to upgrade their thoughts and improve their self-care.
However, what your clients do – or don’t do – with the tools you teach them, is out of your control.
It can be frustrating, I know.
I find myself worrying about my clients’ success too. I build a new website for a client, teach them how to use it, share my tips and techniques for effective newsletters, and give them my best business coaching… and then I worry about whether they’re going to have all the success they want and deserve.
Truth is, some of them will and some of them won’t. Ultimately, it’s out of my hands. And your clients’ success is out of your hands too.
Your job as a health coach is to share the best of your knowledge and experience, to be present for your clients as they encounter the growing pains of transforming their lives, and to give them the tools they need to succeed. That is all you can do.
When you know you gave your best, you can relax knowing that the clients who are committed to their success, will achieve their goals. And the ones who aren’t ready yet, are still left better than when you met them.
You didn’t start your own business to feel a constant low-lying anxiety all day every day, right? If you’re anything like me and my clients, you crave a life of ease, and joy, and freedom.
One step towards the life you desire is to let go of responsibility for everyone but yourself.
Be responsible for how you feel, for the life you’re creating, for the care you give your business and your clients. And release the responsibility for the life your clients create for themselves.
Reduce your own stress with better self-care.
Do you notice you tend to worry more about your clients when you’re not feeling your best? Turn your health coaching skills on yourself. Be sure you get plenty of rest, eat your favorite healthy foods and take time off from your business to re-charge.
It’s essential to step away from your client work and business-building on a regular basis. You need that perspective to remember why you started on this path in the first place: to follow your passion and create a life you love.
So relax more, and have fun with it.
About the author: My name is Heather Cottrell and I show health coaches, wellness pros and other creative entrepreneurs how the right tech can grow your business and simplify your life. Start moving your business forward today with an Awesome Tech Breakthrough Session.
To your awesome biz,