As a coach, you serve as a source of inspiration and motivation for your clients and community. But what happens when you don’t feel inspired by what you do?

What to do when you no longer feel inspired by your work

You knew that going into business wouldn’t be easy, but you did it anyway because you knew it was a journey worth taking. That’s because you had a clear vision of what you wanted to do, who you were going to serve and how you were going to do it.

It’s when the reality of taking that journey each day doesn’t align with your expectations that you may feel frustrated or stuck, wondering if you should give up and try something else.

If you’re approaching this point and considering what to do next, take some time to reconnect with your vision and make sure it’s the journey making you feel uninspired and not the vision itself.

1. Reconnect with your vision

Before you do anything else, write down the answer to the following:

“What was my original vision?”

If you’re struggling to answer the question, you’ve found the problem.

If you have lost sight of your vision and can’t remember why you started coaching in the first place, every road you take will lead you to nowhere. You have to be able to see the destination (or at least know where it is) to steer the ship in the right direction.

If you were able to answer the question, let’s take it a step further with this question:

“What did you envision your life to look like as you pursued this vision?”

Let’s say you’re still dedicated to helping the people you originally set out to help. However, the day-to-day of doing so is not at all what you had expected or wanted from this. That’s where your problem lies.