THE NO.1 REASON TO HIRE A LIFE COACH …. AND IT’S NOT WHAT MOST PEOPLE THINK!!
Would you ask your mother to fix the plumbing in your house? Would you ask your partner to teach you to speak Greek? Would you ask your friend to fix your computer? Not unless they were experts in those fields. So why does it seem normal to rely on your friends and family to help you achieve your very unique, authentic life dreams and goals? Why do we believe that if we don’t get the help and support from those around us then either we aren’t worthy of our goals or there is something wrong with our loved ones?
Do you think you would judge yourself or your friends and family if they couldn’t do something else that would require a specific skill like fixing a car or writing a computer program? Yet somehow we are often disappointed when those around us are unable to know what would help us to live a more fulfilled life or be able to offer us constructive advice that we would actually implement in our life. Maybe you’ve already given up on your hope of ever finding meaning, purpose and your long-held dreams and decided to just ‘accept’ your ‘lot’ in life. But the next time you envy your friend who has just changed their career and is now living the life of their dreams, ask yourself why you don’t believe that you deserve a skilled professional helping you identify your goals and dreams and supporting you as you take the steps to achieve them.
Maybe you’ve never heard of life coaching. Maybe you think it’s just for other people. Or maybe you think it doesn’t work. Life coaching is an umbrella term and encompasses a number of areas, namely relationships (family and social), physical health, finances, spiritual life, emotional health, personal development, vocational and business. Millions of people of all ages throughout the world have life coaches, it is in fact one of the fastest growing professions in the world. Additionally, most life coaches are very accomplished in their own lives and most coaches are ‘been there done that and got the t-shirt to prove it’ people. In other words they have actually lived the experiences they are coaching in.
So to answer the million dollar question, what is the No.1 reason to hire a life coach? To develop a better relationship with those we love! While that may seem like an odd reason if we examine it in more detail we will find that many of us blame any number of circumstances and people for the quality of our lives. By choosing to work with a life coach and learning the necessary skills and how to take more control of your life going forward means that all the energy you’ve been wasting by focusing on past disappointments, resentments and bitterness is freed up….how awesome.
With this ‘released’ energy accompanied by the additional energy that you begin to create through living the results of coaching you will develop a greater appreciation for life and those around you. This positive energy will directly influence how you relate to your loved ones. Your newfound energy, appreciation and control you have over your life will not only elevate the quality of your relationships. It will mean that you will remove any pressure you may have put on others to offer you advice, support and accountability for your dreams and goals.
The end result being that the time you spend with your loved ones is focused on enjoying and truly appreciating each one of them for the unique individuals that they are. Instead of people who owe you something or have denied you something. This alone will add tremendous meaning in your life. All this, plus you will be stronger, more resilient and in possession of the skills and self-belief needed to lead the quality of life you have always desired.