This week we've been talking Confidence and "Why you should be a DIVA in your business!!" Ok, I know this sounds silly, but let me explain. You NEED to be INTENTIONAL when YOU are hiring your clients. Yes, it’s not just about our clients hiring US, we have to hire them to work with us as well. Tomorrow I will elaborate, but today let’s start with a few questions:
// Have you ever hopped on a Discovery Call and felt off about a client who wanted to work with you?
// Have you ever worked with clients out of scarcity even when you knew they weren’t your ideal client?
// Have you ever wished you would have caught the “warning signs” before taking a not-so-ideal client on?
I want to share a few tips that I teach my clients:
- Get in an Abundance Mindset. DO NOT, again, DO NOT take on a client because you are in scarcity mindset or want to “hit your numbers”. This is total ICK and nothing good can come out of this.
- Just as a client is interviewing you on their Discovery Call, make sure you interview them. Ask what their intentions and expectations are. Are they aligned with your work and your values? If you are all about giving in your business and they are greedy and only caring about the numbers, would that feel good to you?
- ALWAYS ask yourself this before YOU commit to a client….. “Can I see spend the next ___months (however long your program is) with this client? My programs are 3-months and if I can’t see myself feeling lit up about helping them for that long, that is a red flag.
- Is what they are asking for help with in my ZONE of GENIUS? You not coaching in your zone of genius = unhappy & unfulfilled client.
Have you thought of these questions before accepting a client into your program? I do each and every time. This makes for a happy coach and happy client. Three months with a client who is miserable will bring your vibe down, drain you, and deplete you from being the best business owner you can be to your other clients and potential clients.
Now I don’t just send these clients away, I always give them referrals or suggestions on what they need to do to get prepared to work together. Many business owners feel pressured to “hit the numbers” and just book clients. But my question to them is, “Is this the way to create loyal happy clients OR a way to create clients who feel they didn’t get the results they wanted and tell their next coach you didn’t deliver.” Because I hear that all the time. It’s not always about the coaches delivery, it’s about whether the coach was truly the best fit for their needs.
Wanna know why I adore each and everyone of my clients and have so much energy to share and bring to the group? I use all the tips above when “hiring” my clients. If I can’t see us looking forward to seeing each other each week, it’s not worth it. I want to work with clients I know are in the right place to do the work and start seeing momentum and results. It would be out of integrity for me to take everyone on and could also be a drain and detriment to my business.
This is where I practice abundance. I may release a prospective client, but this keeps space open for the RIGHT client. The one who will get results, the one whose life and business will transform during our time together. I honestly feel so much gratitude for the clients I am working with. I get excited to talk with them, see them grow, and it’s so bittersweet when they achieve their goals and move on to bigger and better places in their businesses!!
Are you a “diva” today believing in ABUNDANCE or are you taking on everyone with a SCARCITY mindset? Need some support with this? Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll tell you how I can help support you in this!
Watch a FB Live I did on this topic here.