WHY I HIRED AN AUTHOR COACH
Last week I invested financially in an author coach.
WHY? Because I am beginning to write my first book! So why didn’t I just google “How to write and self-publish a book”?
As much as I LOVE Google, I knew it wouldn’t be effective for me in this area of my life.
I could Google search, read articles, sift through mountains of information, compile the data, compare differing opinions and come to some general conclusions about how to write a book OR I could hire a COACH who can rapidly and quickly give me the right STRATEGY.
Time is precious to me and I’ll happily hand over some money to give me access to getting the right STRATEGY the first time around which gives me access to FASTER RESULTS.
Speaking of STRATEGY…
As soon as I hired my coach, she had me download a software for writers that I HAD NO IDEA EXISTED.
I consider myself a reasonably smart and savvy person, yet I had NEVER HEARD of this software. I was prepared to open a document on GoogleDrive to write my book.
Not so fast, Heather. There is a WAYYYY better software to be using to not only write your book but easily prepare it for self-publishing.
Without her, I would have wasted time trying to figure out my next best move. Instead SHE HANDED ME THE MOVE and I implemented. That’s a great coach.
One thing I’ve learned about myself, I’m motivated when I financially invest. If I’ve spent money on something, you better believe I’m going to use it, so when I’m dragging my feet on a goal, not holding myself accountable, I INVEST to prompt ACTION.
Investing in nursing school = new, higher paid, stable career.
Investing in a CrossFit membership = body transformation.
Investing in a business coach = building a business I love that I can do from anywhere!
The day after investing in my author coach, I sat down and wrote the Foreword to my book, outlined sections, and started writing my ideas down. More action than I’d taken in the past 10 years of dreaming of writing a book.
I never flinch at investing in myself. WHY?
Because I’m the best investment I can make.
We all have areas of life where we are NOT EXPERTS. It’s okay and nothing to be ashamed about!
I am happy to admit I am NOT AN EXPERT and then hire a coach who is!
Because I am expert at certain things - health, nutrition, taking courageous action to live my dreams, running an online business - and I’ll share my expertise with people who want RAPID RESULTS while I hire coaches who give me the same.
What’s an area of your life that you think a coach would benefit you?