Do you worry about whether your clients are getting healthier, losing weight, feeling better?
Does it keep you up at night? Are your clients always on your mind?
Do you think feeling this responsible for your 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 teach them how to choose the best foods to reach their health goals, you show them how to read labels and cook grains, you guide them towards upgrading their thoughts and feeling better about themselves.
What your clients do – or don’t do – with the tools you teach them, is out of your control.
Frustrating, I know.
I find myself worrying about the same kinds of things. I build a new website and other awesome tech for a client, teach them how to use it, share my tips and techniques for effective newsletters, blogs and Facebook pages 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 will and some won’t. Ultimately, it’s out of my hands. And it’s 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 them as they encounter the growing pains of transforming their lives, and give them with 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? 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.
I’m going to make this shift for myself. How about you?
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.