Q&A Monday: Am I too young to be a life coach?

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This week’s Q&A Monday comes from long time reader, Liz Fox. Liz emailed me not too long ago telling me how she was in the midst of her QLC and took a test to help her figure out what she wanted to do. To her surprise, “life coach” and “career counselor” made the Top 10. Now, Liz is 24 so she questioned whether or not she’s too young to be a life coach, whether she needs more life experience and whether or not someone so young can advise people on how to live their lives.

First off, I’m 24 too :) (Year of the dragon FTW!)

Second, I firmly believe that you’re never too old or too young to start doing what you love. Marie Forleo actually covers this topic perfectly in one of her videos and I highly suggest checking it out.

As for me, I got lucky that I discovered my passion for personal development very early on life. So why not go all the way starting now?

Third, some people would think that you would need more life experience in order to be a coach. Take it from someone who does job interviews on a daily basis, I interview tons of people in their 30s and 40s who are just as lost and confused as us millenials. The issue of self-awareness, consciousness and maturity – or lack there of -are issues that plague some people throughout their entire lives and certainly aren’t mutually exclusive to age

And finally, contrary to popular belief, life coaches don’t tell people what to do. We’re merely instruments that help people figure stuff out for themselves through various methods and techniques. At the end of the day, you’re more likely to follow something YOU came up with than something someone told you to do.

So here’s my advice to all you Liz’s out there. Don’t waste another second worrying about age. Go out there and starting working toward your big goals NOW! Otherwise you’ll shoot yourself in the foot 10 years from now.

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