Know When It’s Time to Work with a Mentor/Coach

You are struggling.

You have been unhappy in your job for a while. You want to leave, but you are not sure it’s the right time.

You think you want to do something entirely new, but you don’t want to start over again. You don’t want to lose financial security.

You want to move forward, even if it’s only one step a day, but you are not sure where to start.

You’ve tried to take steps forward on your own, but they didn’t really work, and you are afraid to make a mistake. So you don’t even try.

You want to do this on your own but know that you’re probably going to move ahead through trial and error, which can eat up time. 

So, you stay put and spin and spin, going nowhere. You are wasting time, not moving forward. What can you do?

You are considering working with a mentor or coach. What can you do to evaluate whether this is the right option for you? And, the right time? And the right mentor/coach?

The right time to work with a coach is…

…when you want to partner with someone who has a roadmap for you so that you can avoid going down dead-end paths on your own.

…when you want the accountability and support to inspire you to move more quickly than you would on your own.

…when you want to work with someone who has a proven track record of success with others. If it worked for them it can work for you…if you do the work.

…when you want someone to help you sift through your conflicting priorities, such as your desire to change jobs versus your desire to stay put and keep your financial security.

…when you’ve made the commitment to take action and know that you can take massive action more quickly…with someone who has been there before.

…when you want to generate momentum by working through a system based on building blocks.

It’s not always appropriate to work with a mentor/coach, and sometimes it’s not the right time. But, if you answered YES to 4 out of the 6 statements above, it might be time for you to consider working with a mentor/coach.

You’ll want to make sure that you choose the right mentor/coach for you…but that’s a subject for another time.

If you think you might be ready to work with a mentor/coach, send me an email to: info at you are free dot com and we'll setup a strategy session.

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