“I don’t have enough time.”

I often hear this roadblock from people who are hesitant to commit to coach training, graduate school, or some other development program.

When “there’s not enough hours in the day” becomes the reason to walk away from an opportunity, there’s usually something else hiding under the surface. When we’re afraid to change our status quo, we latch onto (and believe) these stories we tell ourselves.

For me, it comes down to this simple yet powerful question: “Am I interested or am I committed?”

Someone who is interested in something will look at it, think about it, and talk about it occasionally. They’ll frequently come up with many, often understandable reasons why now is not the right time. Someone who is committed, on the other hand, decides, “This is who I am and who I deserve to be, and I’m going to mold the rest of my life around the inevitable outcome of my success.”

We all get the same 16 hours in a day to be whomever we want. How much of that time are you spending binge watching Netflix? Time is our most valuable commodity. You have the opportunity to spend it any way you want.

If we all become aware of how we’re spending our time. . . if we put as much thought into how we spend 60 minutes as we do into spending $60 . . . more of us would be living on purpose. To quote from The Avett Brothers’ Head Full Of Doubt: “Decide what to be and go be it!”

If the time investment is still holding you back . . .

The logical side of your brain may be fearful that there’s truly not enough time to fit in coach training with your other commitments and you’re not the only one who feels that way.

That’s why the iPEC Coach Training Program is structured specifically for people who work full time.

Here’s a peek at how it’s designed to fit into your typical week:

  1. According to iPEC, there’s roughly 5–8 hours of work per week, and from my personal experience, more weeks are certainly closer to 5–6 hours than 8–9.  
  2. You and your peers decide on the day of the week and the time of day that works best for you to have your peer coaching, peer client, and peer group conversations on a weekly basis. So if weekends, evenings, or lunchtime works best for you, then as long as it also fits into the schedule of whomever you’re working with, that’s when you can connect!  
  3. Even the weekly webinars are flexible. Right now, you can attend at 2:30 p.m. EST or at 8:30 p.m. EST.   
  4. As far as the in-person training aspect of the program goes, there are three in-person modules that happen 12 weeks apart, during the weekends, all across the country.

Are you interested or committed? Let’s meet to discuss how iPEC can fit into your life.

Ryan Stanley, CPC is a Professional Coach, Band Manager, Screenwriter, and Independent Film Producer. As a graduate of iPEC (The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), Ryan is considered by many to be the leader in Professional Life Coaching throughout the music industry. Strategic planning, business growth and development, complex business challenges, and career/life transitioning are just a few of Ryan’s specialties. Visit www.ryanstanley.com to learn more.


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