Take yourself on an idea adventure.

Time wasted rationalizing the mediocre
could be time spent creating the magnificent.

~ Jen Sincero

Postcard from Barbara

Does Coaching Belong on Your Agenda?

Next Stop is Houston

Help Wanted

Postcard from Barbara

For the past 119 weeks, Jen Sincero’s You Are a Badass has been resting comfortably on the New York Times bestseller list. That winner has been followed by her more recent You Are a Badass at Making Money.

Although the second book hasn’t gotten as much attention, this book is fun to read and wildly inspiring.

Until the age of 40, Sincero was a struggling freelance writer. She says, “Even though staying stuck where I was felt easier, it also felt awful. I felt like I was letting myself down, being a wimp, holding back, denying myself a whole lot of awesomeness, snoring my way through life. Because, basically, I was.” 

Sound familiar? I contend that making peace with prosperity is the last frontier for so many of us. We’ve inherited all sorts of unhelpful beliefs and attitudes about it, often have a love/hate relationship about it. Changing our belief system usually precedes changing our bank balance. 

For me, creating a friendly relationship with money has required diligent reprograming. My own exploration began decades ago with Catherine Ponder’s Dynamic Laws of Prosperity.  Other favorites along the way included Moneylove by Jerry Gilles and Creating Money by Roman & Packer. 

Although none of those older books contain the colorful language you’ll find in You Are a Badass at Making Money,  this new addition to the list is loaded with great stories along with exercises. 

How did Jen Sincero go from being a struggling writer to landing on bestseller lists around the country? Besides being willing to move out of her comfort zone, she credits working with a life coach for the huge changes that got things moving forward in a big way.

Whether you’ve considered coaching as a business or as a client, read what Barbara Wainwright has to say about it. You may want to add it to your own journey. 

Does Coaching Belong On Your Agenda?

Should You Become a Professional Coach? What is Life Coaching Anyway?   

By Barbara Wainwright 

Life coaching is multifaceted, fun, and rewarding for both the coach and the client.  A great coach will help their client to get clarity on all aspects of their life, while providing the framework for success and accountability for progress. 

A great life coach will help you gain clarity on:

  • who you are at your core
  • what you want to accomplish 
  • where and with whom you would like to do it
  • and the steps you are willing to take to get there

Life coaches empower, encourage and motivate their clients to identify their dreams, goals and objectives. They help you to develop plans and take action steps toward your goals.  

A great professional coach:

  • Is a good listener 
  • Is compassionate and caring 
  • Asks contemplative questions 
  • Is nurturing 
  • Knows how to motivate and inspire 
  • Has high ethical standards and behavior

Is coaching right for you?

Life coaching gently helps people to step out of their comfort zone so that they can easily obtain success in any area that they choose. 

If you are ready for transformation, then you are ready for coaching.

Whether you are:

  • starting a new career
  • wanting to lose weight
  • going through a divorce
  • working through recovery
  • planning for college
  • preparing for surgery
  • coping with the loss of a loved one
  • on a spiritual quest

Life coaching is a great catalyst for change and may be just what you are looking for in terms of encouragement, support, motivation, inspiration, accountability and compassion. 

Do you have a “someday” promise or crazy dream that you are quietly holding on to?  

Or maybe you have a passion that you’ve not yet expressed? 

What’s holding you back from taking steps toward manifesting your dream life?

Who couldn’t use a little extra support and encouragement? 

Just like an athletic coach will help you push beyond your physical bounds, a life coach will help you push beyond your comfort zone.  

Having a coach will help build your confidence so that you can easily move through situations and experiences that may have been a show-stopper for you in the past. 

Should you become a coach?

The most important thing it takes to be a great coach is an authentic passion to be a positive influence in helping individuals improve! 

Here are some of the many reasons coaching may be right for you:

If you feel compelled to make a positive impact in all the lives you touch, coaching may be exactly what you are looking for.

If you enjoy deep, meaningful conversations with people, then coaching may be ideal for you. 

As a coach, you can work from anywhere in the world, including your home office. Some coaches conduct their sessions on the beach! 

If you have ever wanted to own your own business, coaching is a great business to start. There is no inventory to purchase, store, pick, package and ship. In fact, you simply need a business card and a phone to get started. 

You can start part-time and work up to full-time. Once you have the clientele to support your lifestyle, you can make the switch to full-time! 

There are over 52 coaching niches for you to choose from when beginning your coaching career. Imagine spending time having conversations on topics you are passionate about with people you value spending time with! 

Should you become a coach?  Only you can know if coaching is right for you.

Click Here to download the free book about 52 Coaching Niches that work! 

Click Here to learn more about becoming a Certified Professional Coach with Wainwright Global.


Barbara Wainwright, CPC
CEO Wainwright Global, Inc.
Barbara Wainwright, the CEO and Founder of Wainwright Global Institute of Professional Coaching, is known as the most sought after teacher in the coaching and self-empowerment industry and is well-known for creating the Wainwright Method of Coaching. Barbara is responsible for training over 6,000 professional coaches worldwide since 2006 and has established credibility in the coaching industry through acquiring accreditation at the university graduate level by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, as well as by Strategic Learning Alliance, an applied-learning credentialing organization who confers the CPC® credential of professional coaches.

Next Stop Houston

Small Sassy & Successful
take your entrepreneurial spirit on a field trip

It’s as simple as this: you can’t build a business with employee thinking. And thinking like an employee is what we’ve been taught to do. This lively and interactive weekend event will share practical techniques to help you grow the business of your dreams by operating from an entrepreneurial mindset.

Whether you’re still contemplating self-employment or already on your way, if your dream is to build a better, not bigger, business this weekend is for you. I’ll be sharing the building blocks I’ve used during my three decades of making a living without a job. I’m absolutely certain that they’ll work for you as well. 

On top of that, you’ll have the pleasure of spending a Friday evening and all day Saturday with other creative thinkers. You might even leave with a new friend. 

You can find out more about this lively event and register to join us at www.joyfullyjoblessweekend.com.  Space is limited so don’t procrastinate. You can also save $50 by registering before May 20. 

Spectrum Center, Houston, TX, June 1 & 2 

P.S. Help Wanted

If you’d like to bring Small, Sassy & Successful to your part of the world, consider being a Collaborator. What does it take to be a Collaborator?  It’s fairly easy. You need to be willing to explore and find a great venue and take on local promotion. Oh, and fetch me from the airport and accept my undying gratitude for sharing this with your entrepreneurial neighbors.

Send me a message at barbara@joyfullyjobless.com and we can discuss possibilities.

Buon Viaggio,  

Barbara Winter

P.S. On occasion, I may receive a commission or compensation when you participate or purchase a product or service I recommend. That being said, I strive to always offer useful content and resources in each issue of Joyfully Jobless News. 


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