Helping You Prosper: Why I Turn Some Prospective Clients Away

Often, after people read The Jackrabbit Factor they ask me to be their personal coach. Sometimes I say yes, but most of the time I decline. Here’s why:

For one thing, I am reeeaallllly busy. I can only give my personal attention to a handful of clients at a time. (Eventually I may add Group Coaching as an option, but for now it is one-on-one personal attention to you and your goals.)

Another reason is because as a prosperity coach, I am not here to provide answers (which may come as a surprise to some). I do not tell you what to do, and I do not take responsibility for your choices. My role as a coach is to see that the answers you seek come out of YOU, not me. Most of the time, a person who looks into coaching for the first time doesn’t realize how much work is entailed on the client’s part. It’s a common misconception that the coach is a contracted advisor, (one who gives advice) but that is not the case.

There are some coaches who will enter a contract with you so long as you can fog a mirror. For these, it seems to be all about revenue. On the other hand, other good coaches are genuinely motivated by facilitating the kind of changes you seek.

For me, I would sooner turn down the revenue than enter a coaching relationship that isn’t a suitable fit. Coaching is not cheap. It’s a serious financial commitment to the tune of nearly six thousand dollars for a six-month program. It’s non-refundable and what you get out of it is directly related to what you put into it. Not very many people are serious enough about their success to even make that kind of commitment. It certainly isn’t for everybody, and in fact success doesn’t necessarily require formal personal coaching.

To help you understand what prosperity coaching is and what it is not, let me start by saying that my husband and I have spent a fortune on personal coaching in a number of different industries… from marketing, to real estate, to business development, to success in general. In most cases, the coach’s role was that of a guide, a sounding board, and to provide an objective outside perspective. Over time, we erroneously concluded that the more we paid, the less we’d have to think. After all, thinking is hard work and how nice it would be to get to a point where we could just buy good advice.

On the contrary, we learned that the more we paid, the more we had to apply ourselves. We had to learn more than ever to think for ourselves, and take personal responsibility for our decisions. In the long run, it has been some of the best investments we’ve ever made, because we became different people for having gone through it. Advice is used up quickly, but character development is forever. The prosperity can be a natural byproduct of one’s personal growth

If $5995 is too much to bite but you still want some help with your goals, here’s an option: start with our 12-week home study course for only $597. After you complete the program, if you still want personal coaching, you may apply that money toward the $5995 coaching fee, provided we enter into the contract within one year, and provided I believe we’d make a good coaching/client match.

In other words, if you get all you need out of the 12 week course, and you don’t need coaching, then you’ve achieved your goal and saved $5448!

Here’s what one prospective coaching client wrote after she took my recommendation to go with the cheaper alternative: “The home study is going good! I feel this was a better choice than coaching.”

Another wrote: “Leslie- I think at this point the 12 week program will work best. Thank you for your honesty. I did fill out the form like you said… Here it is. Thank you!!!”

To get the coaching overview and form (a no-obligation opportunity to help me know more about you and what you want to accomplish), click here.

To get more information about learning how to prosper via the home study course, visit our bookstore.

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Wanted: ThoughtsAlive Prosperity Mentors

At ThoughtsAlive we are committed to creating and developing an interactive community where people can help each other understand and apply the principles of prosperity for life-long success. One of the things we have on the horizon include a peer mentorship program which will be an opportunity for qualified individuals to earn an income, and for others to receive mentorship at a more affordable rate than regular personal coaching.

We need people who want to be prosperity mentors!

The program will be launched in 2008, and in order to qualify as a ThoughtsAlive Mentor, you must not only graduate from our 12-week home study course, but you must graduate with honors. It’s relatively intensive, and generally requires a 2-4 hour commitment each week for 12 weeks.

However, you do not have to complete it within 12 weeks because there is no deadline to finish. You only have to accumulate a certain number of points and accomplish a goal of a certain difficulty rank, which is explained in the course. Points are earned based on the amount of effort put into each weekly assignment. Success will be a natural byproduct of completing each assignment with thoughtful, deliberate effort.

“How much can I earn as a Mentor?”

The pricing structure for peer mentoring has not yet been determined. And in reality, this program will be primarilly for those who are passionate about helping others experience the success they’ve experienced for the sake of “giving back.” If a person is only in it for the money, they will not be properly qualified to be a ThoughtsAlive Mentor.

True, it will be another one of those “multiple streams of income” and could range anywhere from a little bit to a whole lot of money. (How’s that for being vague?) Honestly, because of the way it will be structured, each mentor will naturally attract more clients according to his or her own application of success principles. ThoughtsAlive.com will simply be a vehicle for bringing the client and mentor together. Compensation could be in the tens, hundreds, or even thousands of dollars. There is no cap to what could be earned… and we are constantly working to bring more people to the ThoughtsAlive community.

Does this sound like something you’ve been looking for? Take yourself through the home study course. It’s POWERFUL. It’s more powerful than our $1500 three-day seminar and can be picked up for a fraction of the cost!

Here is what one current participant wrote: “Leslie, I can’t tell you how much fun I am having doing your course. I just finished watching the Stick Man DVD … I loved the way you explained the information. Thank you so much for being willing to learn and teach truth. That is my mission as well and you are helping me on my path.”

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