During the course of my coaching career with athletes and poker players, I began coaching clients as they established new business ventures. One client led to another, and before I knew it I was coaching a mix of everything from real estate investors, to Amazon sellers, to users of crowd-funding, and operators of multi-million dollar businesses.
To be clear, I’m not the coach that will help you set up a structure for your new business (though as the operator of an independently owned business myself, I can certainly relate to the challenges!). What I am is the guy that can help you resolve emotional issues that are holding you back from taking your business venture or career to the next level.
Regardless of your profession, if you have mental and emotional problems in your way, more training or skill acquisition isn’t the answer. Only by working directly on your mental game – getting to the core of your problems and resolving them – will you be able to take the next step. And that’s where I come in.
Common issues I work on with clients include:
- Anger (particularly at your own mistakes)
- Anxiety (especially before a big meeting, client pitch, etc.)
- Motivation and procrastination
- Fear (losing job, losing investment, missing an opportunity, etc.)
- Loss of confidence or overconfidence
- Self-doubt and self-criticism
- Transitions (new role, new venture, new company, etc.)
- Loss of enthusiasm for what you do
- Settling/Feeling of giving up on dreams
- Freezing (often at decision points or when voicing an opinion to colleagues/clients/bosses)
The first step is identifying the cause of your mental game problems. To make that happen efficiently you’ll complete my new client questionnaire. I’ll spend around 45 minutes reviewing the questionnaire before our first session, so at the start of that first session I already have a plan that will get us focused on what’s most relevant to solving your problem. (Many clients also say that just filling out the questionnaire is helpful.)
By the end of the first session you’ll have a straightforward, step-by-step strategy to begin fixing your mental game problems. Part of that strategy will include information on key theories about the mental game that will help you better understand the rationale behind the strategy. In my experience, when clients know some basics about how the mind works, they’re more likely to stick with the strategy and thus more likely to improve. In successive sessions, we’ll continue to refine the strategy as you gain more experience and knowledge about your mental game until you have command of the problem.
My coaching is organized around your goals, so once they’ve been achieved, we either say goodbye, or we come up with new areas of your mental game to work on. I have clients who are satisfied with what we accomplish in just a handful of sessions and I have other clients who are so driven to improve that we’ve been working regularly for years. Ultimately, it’s up to you.
One of the benefits of my coaching that often surprises my clients is that they’re not only happy having their issues resolved, they also have greater overall confidence because they now know how to solve their mental game problems. I don’t just give answers, I give them a strategy that allows them to understand how to solve problems on their own. I don’t just give them fish, I teach them how to fish.
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