You want to help your clients achieve their biggest goals, but it can be tough to know where to start when it comes to helping your clients make a bigger impact on their lives. You want to do what’s best for them, but you also don’t want to overstep or mess things up.
We’ve got three solutions for you that will help you make a bigger impact on the lives of your clients. These tips are tried and true, and they’ll help you get the results that matter.
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You have the opportunity to make a big impact in the lives of your clients. But how can you ensure that you’re having the biggest possible impact? Here are three ways to make sure you’re making the most of your relationships:
Help Them See The Big Picture
Your clients are likely so focused on the day-to-day that they can’t see the forest for the trees. It’s your job to help them step back and see the big picture – their long-term vision for their business and life. Asking questions is a great way to do this.
For example, you might ask your client: “What are your long-term goals? Then follow up with, “What will achieving them mean for you and your family? How will it change your life?”
The second question is, “how can they get there? Asking this will help you understand what’s holding them back and what steps they need to take to move forward.
Follow up by asking, “What’s standing in their way?” Asking this helps them uncover potential obstacles so they can be proactive in recognizing potential solutions to address them.
When you help them see the bigger picture, they’ll be more motivated to stay focused on their goals and make progress.
Remember – too many people try to make too many changes at once and then get overwhelmed and give up. You can prevent this by encouraging your clients to take baby steps towards their vision.
Get Them Organized
If your clients are feeling overwhelmed, it’s likely because they’re not very organized. Help them get their life in order so they can focus on what’s important. Create systems and routines that will save them time and energy. This will free up mental space for them to focus on their goals and make progress.
You do this by understanding how they work best and their current struggles. Once you know that, you can recommend resources or create tools to make their lives easier. This might include a time management system, an organizational app, or a specific way of scheduling their day. It can even be a simple checklist.
If you don’t already have a list of resources and tools that you recommend to your clients, then consider what you’ve used in your own transformation. You can easily create a tracking checklist using an excel spreadsheet, create one in Canva or even use a Miro board. The key is to start simple and build on it as you get feedback. This will save you time in the long run and make it easier for you to help your clients get organized.
Keep Them Accountable
It’s one thing to set goals and make plans, but it’s another thing entirely to follow through on those plans. That’s where accountability comes in, and this step is where you’ll really start to see results.
Every client I’ve ever worked with knows what their vision is, and some have the knowledge to put that into action, but the thing that keeps them stuck is IMPLEMENTATION!
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You can help your clients stay accountable by checking in with them regularly and providing support and encouragement. Without that, your clients may not feel like they got the value of their investment.
Depending on how you deliver your services, this can be done during a live session, accountability thread in your Facebook group, email message, or even a Slack channel.
You might ask accountability questions like:
- “How are you doing with your goal?”
- “What’s been working well?”
- “What’s been challenging?”
Asking these types of questions will help you understand what’s going well and what needs to be adjusted so your clients can continue making progress with their goals and their ultimate vision. Give them a specific next step to take to get that next small win!! You won’t be bugging them but helping them make the transformation you promised to help them achieve!
CAVEAT: I want to mention boundaries!! If you are newer to coaching, then be sure to set a limit on the level of support you provide clients based on your offer. It’s easy to want to give as much time as possible, BUT that limits your time with other clients and building your business too!
Making a positive impact on your client’s lives is essential if you want to be successful in business. By helping them see the bigger picture and being laser-focused on your client’s goals, getting them organized and holding them accountable, you can be sure that you’re having the biggest possible impact on their lives. So don’t wait any longer—start making an impact today!
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