Job burnout is genuine whether you work for a large company or yourself. Slowly, over time, you start hitting the snooze button; you procrastinate about starting projects, suffer writer’s block when creating products, and don’t look forward to your coaching calls. It may seem to come on suddenly, but these easy-to-miss signs start slowly and snowball until you question if you still want to continue being a coach.
No one is immune to this dilemma, but there are ways you can prevent it from happening.
- Interview coaching prospects carefully. The interview process is crucial for weeding out high-maintenance clients and eliminating those who don’t want to do the work. I like to call them vampire clients: they suck the energy out of you with their constant complaints, excuses, and questions. Trying to get a handle on this type of client in an interview process allows you to reject their business upfront or to express your boundaries and expectations right away, allowing them to decide if working with you is the right decision for them.
Tomorrow I will share step two. Until then, stay safe, and keep the faith.