Written by: Brooke Summer Adams, Senior Level Executive Contributor
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Following your dreams is never an easy journey, and it can be especially challenging when the people around you don't support your aspirations. If you've always dreamed of becoming a coach, but those close to you don't approve, it's important to remember that this is your life, and ultimately, you are the one who must live with the decisions you make.
Brooke Summer Adams – an Internationally Accredited Transformation Coach, NLP Master Practitioner, International Speaker, Trainer and Writer and Yahoo Finances’ Top 10 Female Life Coach of 2021 works closely with first-time coaches to help them become the coach within them who has what it takes to create their vision. She is here with us today to share some tips on how to follow your dreams of becoming a coach, even if the people around you disapprove.
1. Believe in yourself
The first step to following your dreams is to believe in yourself. You must have confidence in your abilities and trust that you have what it takes to become a successful coach. This may be difficult if the people around you are constantly telling you that you can't do it, but remember that their opinions do not define you. Focus on your strengths and remind yourself of the reasons why you want to become a coach.
2. Surround yourself with supportive people
While it's important to believe in yourself, it's also helpful to surround yourself with people who support your dreams. Seek out friends, family members, or mentors who encourage and inspire you. Join a coaching community or network where you can connect with like-minded individuals who are pursuing similar goals. Being surrounded by positive, supportive people can make a huge difference in your confidence and motivation.
3. Educate yourself
Becoming a coach requires knowledge and skills, so it's essential to educate yourself. Take courses, attend workshops, read books, and learn as much as you can about coaching. Not only will this help you become a better coach, but it will also give you the confidence to push past any doubts or negative opinions others may have.
4. Create a plan
To achieve your dreams of becoming a coach, you need a plan. Create a roadmap for how you will get there. Set goals, identify the steps you need to take to reach those goals, and create a timeline. Having a plan in place can help you stay focused and motivated, even when faced with obstacles or disapproval from others.
5. Take action
A plan is only effective if you take action. Start taking small steps towards your goals, such as networking with other coaches, attending coaching events, or offering your coaching services to friends and family. Taking action not only moves you closer to your dreams, but it also helps you build confidence and momentum.
6. Don't give up
Following your dreams can be a long and challenging journey, but it's important to remember that setbacks and obstacles are a natural part of the process. Don't give up on your dreams just because others don't approve. Stay focused on your goals, stay motivated, and keep taking action towards your dreams. Remember, it's your life, and you have the power to create the future you want.
7. Get a coach
This transition takes a big shift in identity, it will challenge your mindset, your self-belief, your relationships and your work-life balance – this is where a coach can really help. A good coach will be able to help you maintain a helpful focus and positive mindset. They will be able to help you set goals and stay organised and hold you accountable to the action you plan to take. They will be able to be there for support and guidance along the journey and can give motivation boosts when times get tough. If you’re currently aspiring to become a coach, getting your own coach will be one of the best investments you ever make in yourself and your business.
Brooke Summer Adams, Senior Level Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine #1 International Best-Selling Author, Workshop Facilitator For The Worlds #1 Coaching Academy, A Top 10 Female Life Coach – Globally, An International Speaker And Trainer, A Senior Level Executive Contributor For Brainz Magazine And FOUNDER Of ‘The Ready, Set, GLOW’ Programme – Helping First Time Coaches To Transform, So They Feel Ready To Transform Others.
Inspired by first-hand experience of overcoming hardship and transformation, Brooke began her journey to become a Coach. Initially convinced that her personal experience, qualifications, and expertise would empower her to change not only her own life but also the lives of other women, she was surprised to find herself feeling severely out of her depths. The fear of judgment prevented her from showing up confidently and acquiring clients. Lacking confidence in her ability to make the desired impact, she procrastinated and failed to take action. She became paralyzed by the overwhelming steps involved in launching her business. This lack of results convinced her that she was unworthy and incapable of being the coach she truly wanted to be. She felt like an imposter, fearing that others would see her in the same way. After hiring a coach to help her do the work on herself, everything changed. She left her 9-5 job, made a MASSIVE impact on women's lives, and gained recognition as one of the world's top-10 female life coaches. This led to her being contracted as a Coaching Advisor for the world's largest online coaching community, assisting other first-time coaches in their journeys. This experience led her to realize that most first-time coaches face similar obstacles of fear, doubt, and concern for others' opinions. She understood the importance of confidence in coaching, the futility of a killer business strategy without implementation, and the limitations of constant planning and learning without taking action. This realization led her to create her Ready, Set, GLOW program, enabling other first-time coaches to transform themselves into versions capable of creating their vision.
Brooke Summer Adams is an internationally accredited Mindset-Transformation Coach, master-level certified in NLP, advanced-level certified in Holistic Modalities, and holds a 1st Class Honors Degree in Psychology (BS.c).