So you’d like to get some coaching, and you know it would be great for your life and career, but you’re just not sure if you can afford it right now.
If that is the case, then let me suggest looking at it from another perspective. Instead of saying to yourself “it’s too expensive”, have a think about “what could I do to make this affordable?".
One of the most frustrating things in life is having to say “I’d love to, but I can't afford it". I completely get it. Investing in yourself and your future career can be scary and I felt exactly the same before I signed up for my coaching training, and the subsequent courses and coaching I've paid for since then to build my business.
What I would say is that sometimes you have to change what you're doing in order to see any growth. If you don’t take action now, what will have changed in 6 month’s time? Or a year's time?
I don't want you to keep waiting to find your dream career, you’ve probably waited long enough! So here are 14 creative ways to make some temporary savings or bring in extra income:
Are you a coffee drinker? Try making your own at home and taking it to work in a little flask. The average Briton spends £600+ a year in coffee shops!
Could you eat out less often, or take advantage of 2for1 voucher deals?
Cancel a monthly subscription e.g Sky, the gym, magazines etc?
Use public transport instead of paying for petrol and parking?
Compare and switch deals with your utilities supplier/mobile phone company/insurance company/mortgage provider?
Review your Direct Debits and Standing Orders. Are you paying out for services you don't use anymore?
Sell old clothes, shoes, books, furniture, kitchen gadgets, CD’s, DVD’s?
Rent out your driveway?
Take part in a focus group?
Get cashback on your credit card?
Would your partner or a family member be willing to loan you the money on a temporary basis?
Collect money that someone owes you?
Use your day job skills and moonlight as a freelancer?
If you’re already freelancing, could you increase your rates?
How much is it worth to you to finally find a career you truly love? That allows you to bounce out of bed on a Monday excited for the week ahead? One where you can truly flourish and use your talents to make a difference?
If you’re unhappy at work, you might be spending money on various ‘quick fixes’ to help yourself feel better such as booking a week’s holiday (£500+), buying yourself a latte every morning (£600+ a year) or shopping for a new outfit at lunchtime (the average Briton spends £1000+ a year on clothes).
However these experiences only provide a temporary high, and once that has passed then you’re back at square one again.
Coaching is transformational work which creates long lasting, positive changes. By learning new skills and being supported by me though that initial period of self-discovery and growth, coaching might just be the best investment you have ever made in yourself and your future.
Want to finally discover your purpose and build a fulfilling life and career you love? Then book your introductory 60min coaching session here.