Do you remember when you were a kid learning to play sports or taking music lessons? Who was the most important person for the success of the team or band? It wasn’t the star player. It wasn’t the most talented musician. It was the coach. It was the director.
Without a coach those 5-year-old soccer players wouldn’t be chasing the ball around in one giant mob, they’d be sitting in the grass picking dandelions and staring at the sun (if you haven’t watched 5-year-olds play soccer before, I recommend it, it’s highly entertaining). Without a coach, nobody knows what to do, and even the most talented players fail to reach their potential.
Look at the top performers in any industry – sports, music, business, you name it. Without fail, they've got more coaches than a swarm of 5-year-olds. Seriously, these high achievers are all about the coaching game.
Steph Curry, the greatest 3-point shooter in the history of the NBA, works out with a shooting coach after EVERY practice, even 4 NBA championships and 2 MVPs into his career.
Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple and one of the greatest visionaries our generation, was coached by legendary business mentor Bill Campbell.
Even Oprah herself attributes much of her success to her life coach, Martha Beck. In her words, “Coaching helps you stop the crazy mind chatter in your head that tells you all the time that you're not good enough."
So why is it that when it comes to money, most of us try to just wing it on our own? For something that we interact with daily, something that is so vital for us to support ourselves and our families, that allows us to help others, and empowers us to achieve our dreams, we sure have a strange way of approaching it.
If you’re ready to take a serious directional change in your finances and you want the best possible help to do so, 1-on-1 coaching might be for you. I have studied for years in subjects from personal finance basics to options trading; from macroeconomics to behavioral psychology; and I have helped lots of other people just like you reach their financial goals.
World-famous actor Hugh Jackman puts it this way, "A coach just has a different perspective. Still to this day, the best have coaches because the coach can see what you can't see because you're in the forest, they're outside of it."
Here are some emails I’ve received from past clients:
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***long message lol
I have been meaning to write to you about some updates.
Very very good news - Mikey starts daycare on Monday!!!!
Along with that, I have lined up some job prospects to go after. With this time of daycare coverage for Mikey, I have been quickly getting my home life and financial house situated. Which leads me to....
Whichever job I am offered, I will be starting that job with A PAID OFF CAR (as of 4.27.22) + MY LARGEST DEBT PAID PAID PAID PAID (as of 4.29.22)!!!! I have a few smaller debts to pay but they are in the low low hundreds. Like low.
I officially begin the job hunt May 1. I know how strong I am and how smart I am and how quickly I can put things together. And just that fast, that credit card debt and my tax issues that kept me sleepless at night FOR YEARS - handled. I was fearful and embarrassed that my depression allowed my debt to spiral.
I have now refilled my emergency fund as well starting with $1000 and the next 2 months of rent have been paid. I was able to negotiate with the landlord not to give me the $250 increase in rent so I went from $660 to ONLY $673 through the end of June 2023.
On the horizon, I will receive a refund for two tax returns totaling a little over $3,000 this summer (July) and I want some guidance on where to apply these funds. I need to think of me and Mikey's needs being met. Child support has been ordered and soon enforced (hearing is being scheduled next week) and I need guidance on how to be a steward on these funds as well.
Money has been making its way to me Zach and I want to be ready!!
Incredible! These two individuals are taking charge of their lives through their finances, and it’s not only helping their wallets, but their mental health and joy in life as well. All they needed was a little coaching to push them in the right direction.
How much are you leaving on the table by not giving a coach a try yourself?
One this is very clear - the longer you put off learning how to handle money, the more it costs you.
We believe to our core that every single human deserves to understand money and feel like they have control over money and their own lives. We’re on a mission to make that happen, and we won’t stop until it does.
If you’d like to join the others making big changes to their lives with the help of a coach, click here.
Our Clients Say
"Anytime day or night Zach was there to answer my questions! He helped me with credit recovery, setting a budget, in selling my house and taught me how to invest. I highly recommend him!"
Kylie Stores, Hospice Nurse