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Focus on the vision not the weeds - Ep: 072
Episode 7219th December 2021 • She Coaches Coaches • Candy Motzek
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In this episode, I encourage you to shift your focus. Get connected to your vision instead of getting stuck in the weeds solving every little problem.

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Welcome to she coaches coaches. I'm your host,

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Kandi motsek. And I'm going to help you find the clarity,

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confidence and courage to become the coach that you are meant to

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be. If you're a new coach, or if you've always wanted to be a

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life coach, then this is the place for you. We're going to

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talk all about mindset and strategies and how to, because

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step by step only works when you have the clarity, courage and

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confidence to take action. Let's get started. Hi, friend, and

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welcome to this episode. I'm so glad you're here. So let me ask

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you this question. Are you a problem solver? Do you find that

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you spend a lot of time thinking about your problems? dissecting

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them, analyzing them considering ways to solve them? You might be

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thinking, I don't know what my niches or I can't start signing

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clients until I know who I help write? Or how will I get

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clients? Like how specifically will I get them? Or where

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exactly do I start? Like, how do I do this? Now, you may pride

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yourself on being a deep thinker, or super analytical.

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And that is an amazing skill for you to be able to use your brain

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in that way. But I want to lend you another perspective here as

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well. Now back in episode 33, called Grow your coaching

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business like a garden, I spoke about how it helps to think of

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your coaching business like a garden, you want to create a

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good foundation, good nutritious soil, carefully plant those

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seeds, water and nurture those little seedlings. And reminding

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you that the aim is to create a garden or a coaching practice,

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filled with all kinds of amazing vegetables and fruit that you

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will harvest in good time. And those are all the amazing

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clients that are going to come and work with you in good time.

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So let's think about problems. And every time I think about a

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problem, sometimes it has this feeling of a little bit of

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nervousness, a problem could be a little pocket of fear. Now,

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fear in and of itself is not a problem. It's a completely

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natural emotion, and we listen to it. And then we can choose

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the best course of action, sometimes may, why we might want

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to hang back. Sometimes we might just acknowledge that we're

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feeling the firt fear and do it anyway. Now, some of these fears

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are the way your brain tries to keep you safe from moving

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forward, right? If your brain says, Oh, you must have a niche

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completely figured out. Before you can have clients, then

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you're going to spend a lot of time focusing on finding your

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niche. Instead of getting out there and coaching people and

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letting your niche find you. The more you coach, the more you're

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going to find your groove. And then you're going to discover

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what you like to coach on most. And voila, you will have

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discovered your niche. But if you allow your fear to hold you

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back, you'll never discover it in the same way. Makes sense,

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right?

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I'd like to go back to this metaphor of the garden.

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Sometimes your brain wants to keep you tangled up in fear and

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all the busyness and it's like it's taken seeds, weed seeds,

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like a package of weed seeds and sprinkle them all over your

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magnificent garden. And as those weeds sprout, here's you here's

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me sometimes to looking down at the ground, looking away from

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your plants that are growing. And you're tempted to start

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plucking every single little weed. And in the middle of doing

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that, plucking every weed looking everywhere where you

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might find one looking down at the ground, you're forgetting

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that you're actually growing a magnificent garden, and that the

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aim is to grow a garden and harvest it and not to be on your

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hands and knees in the weeds. So when you're intently focused on

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pulling all those little weed seedlings, you're not tending to

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the plants that you planted intentionally. You're not

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pruning them. You're not harvesting the fruit. You're not

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being thankful for the veggies that are already growing. You're

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stuck at the level of the weeds. You're lost in those little

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problems. And for God that your vision is to grow a crop, a

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harvest of a Raising vegetables. Now, of course, every garden is

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going to have weeds. But where are you looking? Are you looking

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at the problems, the weeds? Or are you looking at your vision,

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your dream, the amazing crop of vegetables that you're growing,

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of course, you do need to solve some problems and keep the weeds

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under control, but not at the expense of tending to your

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harvest. Focus on the solution on the goal on your vision of a

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magnificent garden, instead of always being down on your hands

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and knees, trying to pick up every single microscopic weed.

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Now, if you're listening, and you realize that maybe, just

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maybe you sometimes get stuck in the weeds, and you're not sure

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how to get out, here's what I recommend. Stand up. Yeah,

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literally, if you can, right now physically stand up and take a

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deep breath, get grounded and centered in your body. Focus and

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feel your feet on the ground, feel the energy moving through

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your body. And remember why you're doing this. Why is this

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important? If you're like most of the amazing people that I

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know, you want to make a difference and make money. You

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want to have a positive impact on the world and feel free. You

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want to coach you want clients and you know that this is what

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you're meant to be doing. So connect with your vision. And if

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you're still in doubt, the first step for any coach, whether

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you're a brand new coach just starting out, or you're a coach

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has been here for a while and you're getting a little bit

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stalled in your growth. The first step is always to coach.

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Yeah, I want you to coach and coach and coach some more, get

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great at your craft, find people invite them to coach with you.

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If it needs to be free to start out with fine. If you only want

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to charge a small amount, that's fine to just start coaching

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real, live humans, help them, show up for them, hold space for

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them and start making a difference. And you're going to

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find pretty soon that some of those little problem, weeds are

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just going to solve themselves. And then you'll also be

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surprised to find out that some of those weeds don't even

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matter. As you create clients and you're focused on helping

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your clients, pretty soon, you're going to have more demand

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for your service than you have space. And once you've created

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demand, then you can begin to raise your rates. And that's why

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I don't worry that if you decide to start for free or a small

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amount, I know that once you start to fill your calendar, you

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can always raise your rates. Hey, I appreciate that you guys

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are here. And I appreciate that you're

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listening. And I would love it if you would share these

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episodes with your family. And you can share them with your

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coach buddies and with your friends too. Thank you for

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helping me to share these concepts. My aim here is to

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create a really lasting positive impact. I am so honored that

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you're here. And I would love to invite you to be part of my

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community. And if you're ready to get started, sign up for my

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do it all by yourself. And now you want to work more closely

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