Before Hiring A Style Coach

If you think the best way or the only way for you to achieve your goals is to do it by yourself, you couldn't be further from the truth. Do you believe that reaching out to someone, a professional, somehow indicates that you aren’t enough? That it somehow means you’re incapable and not smart enough, strong enough, or good enough?

Well, let me assure you, the people who come to coaching are all of those things, extremely capable, smart, strong, and a whole lot more. They choose to get coaching because they are ready to be more intentional about their wardrobe and style, so they're ready to work with a professional who will enable them to achieve their goals faster, easier, and with better results than they could on their own.

A Style Coach will facilitate your self-discovery, the identification of your goals, and the prioritization of those goals. Your style coach will help you create your action plan as well as prepare for and overcome any challenges you encounter along the way. Your coach will hold you accountable for taking consistent action toward the realization of your goals. 

Accountability is one of the greatest payoffs of style coaching. It is so powerful because it can make all the difference in terms of you owning your style instead of just being styled... you know, someone who walks the walk instead of just talking the talk. Think of your style coach as your success partner, whose reason for being is to help you get what you want quicker, easier, and with better results than you could on your own.

If you’re thinking your life is good and you’re relatively satisfied... CONGRATULATIONS! That did not happen on its own. You have obviously done some fabulous work. You’ve already proven you’re the kind of person who proactively goes after what you want and you get it. So why would you settle for anything less than great? Why would you settle for having a blah wardrobe when you could be living in technicolor? Do you really want to play it safe and stay comfortable? Playing it safe and staying comfortable can take you no further than good enough.

Most of my clients are people who are already very successful. Now that they’ve personally experienced the power of style coaching they tell me that they realize just how much less they were settling for, for themselves, their style, and their lives. They were settling for good when they could have been experiencing great. These clients also tell me that style coaching has dramatically increased the quality of their lives in many areas, from increased sales to enhanced relationships and from better health to increased productivity. How? Because the way we look is linked to how we feel about ourselves. They feel more confident and, for the very first time, are fully and vibrantly alive.

So I challenge those of you who are settling. I challenge you to stop settling for good enough clothes. I challenge you to go for GREAT and beyond with style coaching.

Do you have a wardrobe dream or desire that you’ve left unfulfilled because you can’t imagine bringing it to life without adding a lot more to your already jam-packed schedule?

It may surprise you to know that style coaching can enable you to be more, do more, and have more by working smarter instead of harder. Your style coach will lead you through an efficient process. You’ll begin by getting crystal clear about what you do and do not want in your closet. What’s great about that is that when you figure out the things in your wardrobe that you’re just tolerating or wearing because you feel like you should, you can create a lot of extra space in your closet and tackle the things that are truly meaningful to you. Next, you will develop an action plan that details what it’s going to take, the what-by-when for you to reach your goals. Finally, you will stay focused and on track by being accountable to your style coach for taking consistent action and you will learn how to style and shop for your body.

Do you find yourself thinking about how your life would be better if you could just get your style together and be more confident when you leave the house? Are you telling yourself that these external factors are responsible for what’s holding you back from the life you want?

It can be very tempting to get caught up in this paradigm. But the reality is that if you are looking for or waiting for something outside of yourself to change and give you what you want, you will be waiting, and frustrated, for a very long time.

The reason for this is that you do not have control over anything outside of you. What you do have, though, is total control over yourself. You have total control over your thoughts, your actions, and your results.

It is a fact that your wardrobe-woes will change when you make a committed decision to do the things that will move you in the direction of what you want to experience in your style, and then do them. Hiring a style coach is one of the smartest things you can do to ensure you take control and create the freedom you want to experience.

3 Biggest Mistakes

1. Wasting your time and money on stuff that doesn’t get you the results you want and is not ultimately fulfilling.

Let’s face it; there are an infinite number of things that you can spend your hard-earned money and valuable time on these days. When you know you want things to be different or better it’s easy for you to waste your time and your money in one of two ways. The first one is spending your time and money collecting information that comes in the form of books, software, seminars, reports, or programs. You are collecting information that you believe can help you get what you want.

Now don’t get the wrong idea here, information is a great thing. I'm a big believer in books and programs being critical tools in helping you get where you want to go, but I want to make something very clear here:

Information alone will not get you results. You cannot expect that your style will automatically be defined just because you read the Guru of Styles’ latest book and you can’t assume that your wardrobe will automatically organize itself just because you purchased the newest closet organizing system. You will get fulfilling results only by taking consistent action toward achieving your goals based on what you’ve learned from the information you’ve collected.

The second way you may be wasting your time and money is by acquiring and participating in things that have nothing to do with, and even go against, you having what you really want.

Have you ever allowed a month to go by where you indulge every food craving you had and did not exercise regularly, even though your deepest desire is to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight and lifestyle? Have you ever gone out and bought an expensive gadget you don’t really need or can’t really afford when what you truly desire is to feel successful and experience financial freedom?

If this sounds like you then you know what it’s like to be running on the hamster wheel of short-term gain, in the form of immediate gratification, leading you to long-term pain because your life experiences don’t match up with what you really want?

It’s very important to realize that spending your time or money on things that give you immediate gratification but have nothing to do with your style goals and values will always leave you feeling empty. Completely and totally empty and looking for the next quick fix.

Instead of wasting your time and money, why not invest in yourself in a way that will accelerate your personal style development? Working with a style coach on an ongoing basis is the most time and cost-effective investment you can make in yourself and it will increase your confidence.

Your style coach can teach you how to make the most of what you’ve got and how to do more with less. Your style coach will hold you accountable for taking consistent purposeful action towards achieving your style and wardrobe goals.

By working with a style coach, you will get crystal clear on what you really want to wear, why you want it, and how to get it. Having clarity takes the guesswork out of things. That way, you will be able to evaluate all future wardrobe investments with intention, not just buying for miscellaneous reasons.

2. Waiting for a “good” time to make a change or go after the things you really want.

Guess what, there is no such thing as the "perfect time". Life will always be busy. There will always be family and business obligations to attend to, errands to run, chores to do, TV programs to watch, and people and projects that want your time, energy, and money. Your life will always be busy and it will always get in the way of what you really want if you let it.

Wondering what you can do about it? You can stop kidding yourself. Today. Stop kidding yourself that the "perfect time" is just around the corner or some time off in the future. Instead, decide to join forces with a professional who can teach you how to make the most of every moment starting right now.

Your coach will hold you accountable while keeping you focused and on track to achieving your style goals no matter what life throws at you.

3. Telling yourself you can’t afford a style coach.

The truth is that you can’t afford to not have one. Style Coaches are in high demand these days because style coaching has proven itself to be an extremely effective method for increasing confidence and brand awareness.

The word is out everywhere, it’s in the media, it’s in corporations and it’s in the community. The word is out that style coaching makes sense and it really works. In studies that have been done on the impact of style coaching, the results have consistently shown a return on investment of more than 100%.

Style Coaching clients from all walks and areas of life consistently report that it is the best money they ever spent because their investment in a coaching partnership enabled them to simplify their routines to free up the mental space they needed for their family, friends, or business goals. What’s even better is style coaching enabled them to achieve their goals quicker, easier, and with better results. Now think about that for a moment. Think about what that means for you. The authenticity you want is available to you quicker, easier, and with better results through the vehicle of style coaching.

If you are still unsure, consider this, it’s not enough for you to say you want things to be different. Just wanting something doesn’t make it so. You must make a decision and then take purposeful action toward what you want. When you invest in a style coaching program you demonstrate your commitment to achieving the thing that you want and at the same time you cut yourself off from any possibility other than total success.