Limiting Beliefs: The Biggest Obstacle to Becoming a Coach

Josh Dykes

Sarah’s Story

Sarah had always dreamed of becoming a coach. She loved helping people and she was passionate about personal development. But she had one big obstacle in her way: limiting beliefs.

Sarah kept telling herself that she wasn’t good enough, that she didn’t have enough experience, and that she couldn’t make a living as a coach. These limiting beliefs held her back for years.

One day, Sarah decided that she had had enough. She was tired of letting her limiting beliefs hold her back from achieving her dreams. She decided to seek out help from a coach herself.

Sarah’s coach helped her to identify and challenge her limiting beliefs. She also helped Sarah to develop a plan to achieve her goals.

With the help of her coach, Sarah was able to overcome her limiting beliefs and start her own coaching business. She is now a successful coach who helps other people to achieve their goals.

Limiting beliefs:

Sarah’s story is a common one. Many people who want to become coaches are held back by limiting beliefs. Some of the most common limiting beliefs that people have include:

  • I’m not good enough.
  • I don’t have enough experience.
  • I don’t have the right skills.
  • I’m not qualified.
  • I can’t make a living as a coach.

These limiting beliefs can be very frustrating and discouraging. They can stop us from taking action and achieving our goals.

If you’re being held back by limiting beliefs, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. Many people who are interested in coaching have the same concerns.

The good news is that there are ways to overcome these challenges and become a successful coach.

How to overcome limiting beliefs:

If you’re being held back by limiting beliefs, there are a few things you can do to overcome them:

  • Identify your limiting beliefs. The first step to overcoming your limiting beliefs is to identify them. What are the negative thoughts and beliefs that you have about yourself and your abilities? Once you know what they are, you can start to challenge them.
  • Challenge your limiting beliefs. Ask yourself if there is any evidence to support your limiting beliefs. Are they really true? Or are they just negative thoughts that you’ve been repeating to yourself over and over again?
  • Replace your limiting beliefs with positive beliefs. Once you’ve challenged your limiting beliefs, replace them with positive beliefs. For example, instead of saying “I’m not good enough,” you could say “I’m capable of achieving anything I set my mind to.”
  • Repeat your positive beliefs. The more you repeat your positive beliefs, the more ingrained they’ll become in your mind. Make a conscious effort to repeat your positive beliefs to yourself throughout the day.

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Limiting beliefs can be a big obstacle to becoming a coach. But the good news is that there are ways to overcome them. By following the tips above, you can identify, challenge, and replace your limiting beliefs with positive beliefs.

If you’re ready to overcome your limiting beliefs and become a successful coach, I encourage you to attend one of our 1-Day Coaching Diplomas to start your coaching journey. It’ll help you to develop a plan to achieve your goals and build a successful coaching business. You can also find our beginners guide to becoming a coach here.

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