Hello, #MedicalMoguls! It’s Dr. Drai, Dean of Medical Moguls Academy. I help doctors build profitable businesses based off of their purpose so they can maximize their revenue in half the time. Doctors, it’s time for you to live in your purpose, create more profit, and have the time freedom that you deserve.
If you really want life-changing results from your coaching experience, realize up front that it is a team effort. You are not being “taught” by the expert: The two of you are going to be working together to create a paradigm shift in your life that is utterly transformative—for the better.
These additional 7 ideas will help you do what ninety-plus percent of all other coaching clients fail to do: Make the absolute most of the dollars you are paying, your time and the time of the expert you’ve hired—before the two of you have even sat down for session number one.
- Identify Mini-Goals per Session
You have a limited budget for coaching. After you’ve identified what your main goal is, break that down per session, estimating the number of sessions you need or can afford. (It’s like planning to prepare a gourmet meal for company: You need to figure out the total time it will take you for food prep and work backward.)
You may not have a clue, really, but if you make the attempt to plan your sessions, achieving one specific mini-goal per session, you can discuss this with your coach at your initial consultation and ask for feedback on how realistic your expectations are.
Dealing with mini-goals per session can often really laser-focus your thinking. For example, if you’ve decided to deal with your biggest habit (let’s say it’s “procrastination”) in session two, you won’t procrastinate on tackling other things by talking endlessly about procrastination for several more sessions.
- Ask Yourself With Each Step: “How Will This Get Me Closer To My Goal?”
For example, you might be planning to spend the next session with your business coach talking about organizing your physical office. Asking yourself the question, “how will this get me closer to my goal”, may help you realize that while she could certainly provide you with some great ideas, this perhaps isn’t the most effective use of your $1000-per-hour business coach: Instead, you call on your left-brained, hyper-organized sister (or even rent your local “Jean, The Organization Queen” for $60-per-hour instead of $1000-per-hour).
- Realize that Coaches Do Not Come With “Get Rich Quick” Guarantees
Rather, a coach can help you remove blockages so that you are free to proceed towards your financial goals without further obstruction. She can help you strategize, analyze and come up with a viable plan you can put into action.
Remember, coaches do not do it for you: They help you free yourself up to achieve goals by yourself.
- Create a Coaching Proposal
You should be able to create an actual plan with your coach, but before you both get-together, sit down ahead of time and figure out:
- How long you think the process should take
- How many sessions you can afford
Discuss these expectations in your first session or consultation. If you and your coach are on board with the same plan, you will get far more out of your coaching experience.
If you can’t afford all the sessions you want, narrow your goals. Zero in on the most essential one, starting with any goal that can help put you in a position to increase your income.
Remember, if you remove one blockage and increase your income because of it, you will be able to afford more sessions.
- Take a Sabbatical
Do you find you buy courses and join membership sites—and never have time to work through the program? You feel as if you are stuck endlessly peddling a hamster wheel at full throttle. You plan time off for personal business growth—but the need for income or client demands have you putting in overtime instead.
If this describes you, do your best to take more than a couple of hours off for coaching. If possible, plan a sabbatical where you take an entire month off for coaching sessions—and implementation.
Discuss this with your coach and make sure this is a viable plan for both of you. But if you are able to take even two weeks off and dedicate it to what you learn in two or three coaching sessions, it will feel like a vacation—and help you break your workaholic habits.
Give your own needs the attention they deserve.
- Look For a Coach Who Will Accommodate Your Communication Preferences
Are you more comfortable with a marathon, three-hour, in-person sessions? Or do you prefer forty-minute Skype sessions? Or even telephone sessions with no visuals?
Whatever your learning and communication preferences, make sure your coach is on board with these too.
Learning in a way that feels natural to you—one that stimulates your brain and helps you retain maximum knowledge—is important to getting the most out of your coaching sessions.
- Get Out Of Your Office!
If you feel stressed in your office, have your coaching session outdoors, in a place you find inspiring. (Test it first, to make sure your WiFi connection holds!)
This could be as simple as Skyping with your coach on your deck… or down by the pool… or even deep in the middle of a forest or down by the beach, if you can get wireless reception or if you are working with your coach, live and in person.
Sometimes a change of environment can really help us concentrate and focus at our best—without distraction or stress.
- A coach that makes you feel too comfortable is a buddy, not a coach.
- A coach who is controlling or makes you feel bad about yourself is abusive.
The reason you hired a coach in the first place is so that you can venture out of your comfort zone monitored by someone who has walked in your shoes and knows what you need to do.
Only outside those safe little borders do we encounter—and defeat—dragons, rescue princes, achieve the impossible and see fantastic, new, eye-opening sights.
Coaching can help you become who you were meant to be, so make the most of every opportunity to gather every gem from every session.
THANK YOU for reading this blog post #MedicalMoguls. If you want to talk to me 1-on-1, schedule a FREE appointment here www.MedicalMoguls.com/Freedom. Until next time… It’s Dr. Drai. #PurposeProfitFreedom