Blog entry by Alan Chapman
Steve Chandler's book 'How to Get Clients' is far more than the title suggests.
See/buy the book, see other reviews and Steve's other books and wider work here: http://www.stevechandler.com/
And also I love Steve's blog/music: https://www.imindshift.com/
'How to Get Clients' is certainly a brilliant guide to becoming a transformative prosperous 'life coach', in ways that very few coaches understand.
But it's much more profound than that.
'How to Get Clients' is really (for me, because we see the world as we see ourselves) about how we understand our purpose and meaning to be, which determines how we approach others, and life, and death, and everything else too.
Loving fearlessness is the foundation and ethos.
Coaching, and other ways of helping people, as a way of earning a living and or building a business, is commonly approached from the angle of making money, rather than actually helping people.
Of course many coaches, and other personal service providers, adopt a profit-focused - rather than client-focused - method to building their practice, and are extremely successful, but this tends to establish patterns of dependency, and requires quite a lot of marketing to sustain the 'business model'.
Steve Chandler shows and explains in this book that there is a deeper way - not just for life coaches - but for anyone who makes a living by helping others, that does not rely on a dependency relationship, nor does it require any marketing.
Instead, clients are encouraged and enabled to grow so that they no longer need the coach or helper. Many become coaches and helpers themselves after their growth and/or recovery, from whatever brought them to begin seeking help.
And this powerful effect, where coaching and helping others to transform and transcend, especially via a disintegration recovery, is part of a cascading and amplification that becomes ripples, oceans, and energies of quantum imaginings.
It is in short, IMHO, how we help make a beautiful new humanity - a human planet that is built on love and respect for others, as much as love and respect for ourselves.
Steve Chandler has built a hugely successful cascading enterprise from his own personal disintegrations and recovery.
He is able to teach this to others, and his book 'How to Get Clients' is an extraordinarily easy accessible introductory guide.
As for Steve's broader maxim of offering content, not concepts, the book does just that. No waffle, no ego, no padding, no complex language - this book is pure genius guidance of how to do what Steve has proven to be so incredibly successful, for himself, and countless others. You can read it in one sitting, and that's Steve's suggestion; it's that concentrated and potent that it warrants total attention; no distractions. Just let it wash through you, and you'll feel the power.
My review is an example, along with the principle of personal referrals and recommendations - the power of 'word of mouth' - as the only 'marketing' you really need, when you follow way of life and work that Steve shows us.
And like his other works, and also the other publications of Maurice Bassett, the teachings are much more profound than their titles suggest - they are about how we live powerfully and successfully on Earth, making friends and helping others, so that we transcend, and help others transcend and become transcendent teachers too.
I've known and collaborated with Maurice Bassett for a long time, originally via the works of Abraham Maslow.
Maurice, like Steve, is transcendently powerful. His works, with Steve, and independently as a publisher, help countless others to transform their own lives, especially to recover and thrive through trauma and disintegration.
I have written other reviews on this website of Maurice Bassett's wonderful life-transforming publishing:
Thank you Maurice and Steve.