Want to become a life coach and quit your day job? Do it the smart way

It doesn’t take long to realize that you’ll have a hard time accumulating any significant wealth by working for someone else. Your check looks kind of puny after taxes take a big bite. Your expenses seem to grow in direct proportion to your salary. Your retirement fund… well, actually, you haven’t gotten around to funding it yet. You’ve also got to deal with all the other downsides of having a full-time job – a demanding boss, difficult co-workers, a bumper-to-bumper commute. It’s enough to make anyone dream of self-employment, like becoming a life coach. That dream leaves you with lots of questions – and if you don’t answer them wisely, you’ll find yourself crawling back to the world of employment. In all your years as an employee, you’ve developed some skills that you can use in your own business. It may take some creative thinking to nail down a business that matches your skills. One way to start narrowing the field is to make a list of your skills – list everything, including … [Read more...]

Life Coach Working From Home

Many people dream about being able to work from home. They think about the advantages of eliminating commute time, saving money on gas, and being available to better meet family needs. One of the big advantages of becoming a life coach is all the flexibility it provides in terms of working hours and location. What most people don't stop to consider, though, are the challenges of working from home. These include a sense of isolation, fewer chances to interact with others, distractions such as children or pets, and the importance of maintaining a structured schedule. There are some things you should consider carefully before you become a life coach and rush right in to making the change to work from home. You need to find out – do you have what it takes to work from home? Physical Requirements to Work from Home There are some basic physical requirements needed to work from home. Your needs will vary somewhat depending on your profession (an architect needs a lot of drawing … [Read more...]