How to move past your fear of failure, the unknown, success and what others think — and take the leap

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When I first decided to go after my dreams, quit my job and work on my business full-time, I experienced all sorts of fear. Crippling fear.

Fear of Failure. Fear of Judgment. Fear of the Unknown. Fear of Success.

I experienced all of it.

Because our brain does not like changes. It prefers us to stay the same. It wants us to be safe. In ancient times, our brain did us a favor by using fear to protect us from real dangers like lions and starvation.

In modern times in the Western world, we rarely experience real dangers. But fear is still programmed into our brain, passed down from our ancestors, from generation to generation. And apart from self-limiting beliefs (e.g. “I am not good enough” or “I don’t have enough money/time”), fear is probably the ONE THING holding us back THE MOST from following our dreams.

On evaluating your life, creating a vision, removing mental blocks, optimizing your time and making your success inevitable.

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This is the year where everything can be different. This is the year where you can completely change your life. Every aspect of it.

This is the year where you can become the best version of yourself. Here is how in six simple steps:

1. Evaluate Your Life

Radical change starts with radical self-awareness. You need to know where you stand before you can get better.

Here is a list of 12 areas of life. Go through the list and rate each area of your life on a scale from 1 (really, really bad) to 10 (couldn’t be better) — plus state the reason for your rating. …

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So you want to become a life coach. Congratulations on taking the first step towards being your own boss and creating a fulfilling career and a thriving business!

Now, here is an overview of the steps you need to take to get started as a life coach:

  • Step 0: Learn What Coaching is Really About
  • Step 1: Get Some Training
  • Step 2: Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Step 3: Find Your Niche
  • Step 4: Define Your Business Model & Package Your Services
  • Step 5: Get Your First Paying Client

Step 0: Learn What Coaching is Really About

“The first step towards success is knowing what it is you aim to do.” …

Get everything you need to set your goals, upgrade your mindset, focus on what matters and stay consistent.

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As a Mindset & Productivity Coach, my job is to help my clients achieve their goals. Over the last years, I’ve read hundreds of books about goal achievement in an effort to find the best tools and strategies to use in my coaching programs.

I don’t make these recommendations lightly. These are the 4 books I keep reading again and again because their methods are proven and their core message is powerful.

All of them are backed by science and filled with incredible stories from real-life people that have used the information in the books to achieve their goals and transform their lives. …

Episode #2 of the Confident Coach Club Podcast

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Listen here:

This episode is a true gem for coaches who haven’t found their niche yet. I walk you through the reasons why you need a niche, how to find yours and give you an overview of the most profitable coaching niches.

How to listen:

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Listen on Spotify

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What you will learn in this episode:

  • 01:13 — Why you need a niche
  • 04:25 — How to find your niche
  • 06:05 — The 3 mega niches
  • 08:08 — Health & Fitness niches and examples of successful coaches
  • 15:32 — Relationship & Dating niches and examples of successful coaches
  • 17:15 — Business & Career niches and examples of successful…

Episode #1 of the Confident Coach Club Podcast

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Listen here:

I am so excited to share the first episode of the Confident Coach Club Podcast with you!

In this episode, we talk about what to focus on when you are just starting out. What are the activities you should prioritize in the beginning stages of building your coaching business? What is a waste of time? Is it important to have a website, logo and a proper business plan? How should you measure success in the beginning stages of your coaching career?

How to listen:

Listen iTunes

Listen on Spotify

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What you will learn in this episode:

02:18 — Why the most important thing as a new coach is to coach (even for free!) …

What they are, why you need one, and how to find one that’s profitable

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Many years ago, before the internet and globalization, the supply of goods and services was limited. If you needed a lawyer, you went to one of the lawyers in your city and paid whatever price they charged you. Today, you can compare lawyers online, check their reviews, and even compare prices — or even better, get the legal advice you need through specialized AI-powered apps and websites for a fraction of the price.

In the past, if you were looking for a specific product, like spirulina tablets, you went to your local health food store and bought whatever they had, and probably paid a premium because it was expensive for the store to import. Today, you can buy everything online. You can compare prices across websites and suppliers, check their reviews in detail, and then make the best choice. …

Real talk for anyone who wants to be a coach

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My journey to becoming a coach began when I moved to Kuala Lumpur to work for a startup company. Being so far away from home turned out really great for me because it allowed me to build a completely new life. My old environment was no longer holding me back from becoming the best version of myself and thus, I finally started to work on a couple of personal goals I had previously been too busy for.

I started to work out regularly, learned to cook healthy, got into yoga and read tons of self-improvement books — and to carve out more time for all these activities, I learned how to optimize my productivity at work: I started to plan my week according to my most important objectives, blocked out the morning for deep work, avoided unnecessary meetings and optimized my diet for energy. …

This is not a pointless collection of random habits.

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Most articles that start with phrases like:

  • 10 habits
  • 7 ways
  • 99 things

…are a completely random collection of tips that are — if you are lucky — somewhat associated with the thing you are trying to achieve.

We love to click on these headlines because they satisfy our need for instant gratification. We somehow think they will give us a quick-fix to whatever issue we are trying to solve.

This article is different — even though the title is the same.

I am not going to tell you to meditate daily and to turn off your phone more— even if these are great habits to adopt if you want to change your life. Instead, I am going to share with you 8 extremely powerful meta-habits that will transform your life no matter what you want to achieve. …

8 Powerful Strategies for Showing Up Every Single Day

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You know the drill: At the beginning of the year, you are super motivated and inspired to achieve the ambitious goals you set for yourself.

And then, a few weeks in, your willpower starts to crumble.

You lose motivation to stick to things like working out, eating healthy and writing every day.

Life gets busy, your routines get boring and other things start to seem more important.

Except they are not.

Your goals are what really matters.

After all, there was a reason you set them at the beginning of the year:

  • “This year will be different”, you told yourself.
  • “This is the year I will finally stick to my goals.”


Liz Huber

Mindset & Productivity Coach + Founder of Get My Free E-Mail Course: How to Start a Coaching Business >

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