Who’s the ideal candidate for life coaching?
Maybe understanding the process will help you make a decision…
Clients hire coaches to help them get stuff done. Here’s how it works:
Thoughts: This is where it all starts. What’s your “self-talk?” What are you saying to yourself on a daily basis? What you believe is usually what comes true. This is why optimists usually succeed and pessimists sabotage themselves. Although this may sound cheesy, it’s accurate: “If you believe it, you can achieve it.”
Feelings: Our feelings are triggered by our thoughts, not the other way around. If you don’t believe me, ask an engineer. Feelings are a secondary reaction based on what you are thinking about. Even though the thought may last a split second and the feeling can last a while, it still starts with your thought process. That means you can basically manipulate the way you feel.
Actions: How you feel determines how you act. For example, if you’re depressed you can suffer from “inaction,” or not doing anything. On the flip side, if you’re inspired to take a risk, you usually go for it and don’t think about what could go wrong. This is where most people get stuck. You want to act, but don’t have the incentive to. Hiring a coach can be beneficial because he/she provides the accountability to reinforce what you said you would do.
Results: This is the sum total of everything covered. Think of a personal trainer. You hire him/her to help you accomplish your goals. Their job is to create a program that caters to your needs. Coaches are like personal trainers for your mind. A coach can give you the extra push when you get stuck. They won’t do the work for you, but they will help you navigate so you can get it done.
Now that you’re informed, are you interested in hiring a life coach? Feel free to reach out here.