In one of my previous posts I wrote about what is a life coach and what life coaches do, but in this one I wanted to address another FAQ about life coaching: how working with a life coach can help you to have a better life (just for the record, I do have a mentor life coach myself and it was one of the best decisions I ever made).
DO NOT PUT YOUR LIFE ON HOLD ANYMORE
When I ask my coaching clients to give me feedback about working with me, after our coaching time ended, I can hear this one reason standing out as the most valuable thing they get from coaching experience: they had someone who will hold them accountable to work on their goals and that pushed them to win over procrastination and achieve so many things in just three or six months than they used to achieve in years.
We all know how procrastination can hold us back in career and life: I will do that tomorrow, I will do that next month, then months turn to years and we keep on hanging at the same place were we were failing to achieve our goals. But, when you have a coach who will ask you each and every week what exactly did you do for last seven days to get closer to your goals, then you have a push, a motivational force to actually do it now. Coach is someone who will not let you get away with your lame excuses why you cannot achieve what you want so much. Coach is someone who is going to ask you every week “Did you make those phone calls?“, “Did you apply for that project?“, “Did you pitch new clients?”, “How many times did you go to the gym this week?” or whatever is the actions step needed for you to achieve your goals.
EVERYTHING IS FIGUROUTABLE
You must have had experienced that when you are trying to solve somebody else’s problem, you had so many ideas, solutions or advice to give to that person, but when it comes to resolving your own problem(s)… well, it ain’t so easy, right? It feels like your mind is blank!
When we see things from a neutral perspective, outside our own box of limitations and fears and limiting beliefs that we have about ourselves, we suddenly see so many possibilities, creative solutions, and routes to achieve something, but in case of ourselves… our brain gets fogged!
I will share two examples of women I was working with as a life coach:
One woman was clear that she doesn’t want to work as a lawyer as her job was draining her spirit and she wanted to become a holistic life coach, but the training she wanted to sign up for was too expensive. I helped her to find another training which was similar to what she wanted and it was almost ten times cheaper! She could afford it and she could start doing her dream job much sooner that she imagined (she thought she will need to save money for years)!.
Another one complained that she doesn’t have enough clients for her consultation services. I had a look at her blog and saw that she actually didn’t have any button or call to action for booking her services! Her blog was really good, but a visitors had no clue that she is actually offering 1on1 services as she did not declare it anywhere! It sounds so obvious, right, but she missed it!
Getting a neutral opinion and unbiased feedback can be be eye opening! That is the reason why hiring a mentor or a coach can help us to thrive in business and life and achieve our goals and dream in a much faster and more effective way than if we were on our own.
GOALS WITHOUT AN ACTION PLAN ARE JUST WISHES
In order to make your dreams reality and achieve your goals you need to convert you wishes into committed decisions and make an action plan how to achieve them. That is what life coaches actually do: they help people to get clarity what is it that they want to achieve, set their short term and long term goals, create an action plan how they will achieve it and they follow up on their clients progress week after week, as they are executing one action step at the time towards their goals. We all know that having a good plan is half job done already!
YOU DO NOT NEED TO LEARN ON YOUR OWN MISTAKES
Working with a coach who will assist you to achieve your goals much faster, easier and to take the process more seriously (as coaches know the art of motivating people and helping them to succeed in the area of their particular niche, and you would not want to waste the money that you invested on hiring one) is priceless as you will make you REALLY commit to achieving your goals and living your dreams! Even if it is very likely that you can achieve your goals on your own, it will probably take you much more effort, struggle, time and money wasted than if you would get an expert advice and guidance. You will not need to learn on your own mistakes. You will not waste more time on trying to figure out what you want to do in life and how will you, but instead: you will start doing it!
Do not put your life on hold anymore! In order to live your dream life you must convert your wishes, dreams and goals into a committed decisions and decide that you will make your happiness a priority in your life. You need to decide that you will not tolerate the habits and behaviours the no longer serve you and that are not aligned to your priorities and values (health, happiness, love, relationships, doing what you love and following your passion).