I Need Your Advice (PLEASE)
Note: In case you’re wondering, this is a followup to this post that I made a few days ago, which, by the way, received more of a response than I’ve seen in a very long time!
If you can’t watch this video right now, you can read the blog post below.
Okay, so a lot of people were asking about that cliffhanger at the end of that last post.
Sorry about that.
Maybe it’s too much drama from sleep deprivation (#babylife)… Or maybe it’s last minute hesitation on my part that kept me from really spilling the beans on what I had in mind…
I Feel Reluctant to Talk About This, But Here It Goes…
As you may or may not know, this whole relationship coaching thing has gotten way out of hand (in the best possible way!)
It really is a cool experience to get success stories from people who have been able to save relationships or attract and date the partner they’ve always wanted.
…But what really humbles me is when I get an update from someone I worked with a while back, and they tell me that they’re getting married… or that they’ve having a child with someone that I coached them to being in a relationship with.
It really makes me stop think about the big picture here…
And don’t get me wrong.
I can’t take credit for these people getting married or having kids.
They did all the hard work to get the relationship that they wanted.…But to think that I played a small role in setting up a major life milestone in someone else’s life is truly humbling.
A client (Stephen) on his wedding day.
So, Here’s What I’ve Been Holding Out On…
- Nicely asked…
- Strongly encouraged…
- Pleaded with…
To start taking on personal coaching clients again.
Or at least to work with people in a closer more interactive sort of way (such as group coaching or live interactive online class of some sort).
Another client (Faye) on her wedding day. (They had a baby shortly afterward)
I’ve Resisted This for a LONG Time
As you probably know, having a baby has been an amazing and life altering experience for me.
But as someone who works from home, I really couldn’t take coaching clients with an unpredictable baby in the house who could start crying or need attention at any moment.
Plus, my wife, Mika (who is also my business partner) typically did coaching together with me (we were a team).
Since she’s so busy taking care of our daughter these days, I wasn’t sure if people would want to work with “just me.”
(The truth is that I’m not really much into small talk, and, when it comes to coaching, I tend to be pretty action-oriented, which I sometimes worry comes off as cold and uncaring, even though I actually do care quite a lot about my clients).
I love my daughter a lot, but she sure makes it hard to work from home!
That’s Not All Though…
I know that personal coaching can be limiting too, since I can really only work with a few people at a time. Plus, the cost of personal coaching can be a real obstacle for many people too.
The truth is that I’ve been feeling a pull to serve the students in our courses (you) in a deeper way.
Sure, we have the Modern Love Association and Mentorship Q&A.
And that helps.
But I’ve been sensing a disconnect in the community for a while now.
And I didn’t know what to do about it.
Until a little while a go, at least…
That’s when I had the idea of leveling up the Modern Love Association and offering a more personal group coaching experience.
Or maybe teaching some of our classes in more of an interactive sort of way to really help you take in the material and directly apply it to your life or your situation.
The truth is that I really don’t know exactly what this might look like just yet, which is the whole point of having this discussion with you… I’m hoping we can figure this out together!
Another client (Lisa) on her wedding day.
How I’m Trying to Learn from the Past
I can be a bit of a perfectionist.
(I don’t know if it means anything, but back when I was taking Psych 101 as a freshman, they gave us all a personality test, and I came back as being in the 90th percentile for perfectionism…).
So, I know that if I do this, it will be a lot of work.
So, before I go “all in” on this idea and let my perfectionism kick in and turn this idea into an energy intensive project, I want to check with you.
Is this something you would be interested in?
What do you think?
Should I do this?
I don’t even want to THINK about doing this if there isn’t any interest in this.
So, please leave a comment down below and let me know what you think.
Would you be interested in personal coaching?
How about group coaching?
Or what about some sort of interactive online course that we could do together over a few weeks with Q&A group coaching sessions?
Your feedback would mean a lot to me, and I’ll do my best to respond to each comment.