A Life Coach Helps You with Intentional Change
A life coach meets you where you are and helps you move towards the results you want faster, and more easily than you would with trial and error. This looks different for everyone, but some things that often come into it are:
- Creating clarity around what you want
- Building confidence
- Identifying opportunities and blind spots
- Getting more comfortable outside your comfort zone
- Getting organized
- Reducing negative self-judgement and building self-compassion
- Building strong authentic relationships
- Making confident decisions
- Being more consistent
- Stopping the procrastination
- Resetting habits
- Stop people pleasing
- Building resilience
- Staying motivated
- Having more fun more often
Who Works with Life Coaches?
There are some weird assumptions about the people who have life coaches: Some people think that life coaches are for people whose lives are a total mess while others think that they’re for people who already know what they want and have it together.
Different coaches work with different people. I’ve coached people ranging in ages from 17-86, in 12 different countries, including doctors, lawyers, CEO’s, entrepreneurs, writers, comics… and many people in between or figuring out what direction they want to go in.
The simplest explanation is this: Life coaching is for people who aren’t satisfied with their current circumstances and are willing to make an effort, be curious, and commit to themselves. They must WANT to work with the coach and be open to the process.
I used to think that Life Coaching wasn’t for me.
One thing many of my clients have been saying for a long time before working with me is this:
“I know what I need to do, I just need to do it”
But consider this, if you already knew, you would have done it. A coach helps you figure out what you need to do to get yourself to do it (after you double-check whether you actually need to or want to and prioritize in the greater context of your life).
A Life Coach will get you into action
Coaching isn’t just a live podcast or self-help book to get you thinking, life coaching is about actually living and doing things. There is an emphasis on consistently taking action. We go beyond research and planning.
Planning on doing something and doing it are two completely different things.
When people don’t follow through they often think that they just need to try harder, have more willpower, or find the right tactic or tool. Or they might be waiting for the right time or until they FEEL ready.
It’s easy to get caught in the cycle of trying harder and trying to try harder, and if you get caught in this, chances are you won’t even realize it. The fact is, human brains are engineered to be better at planning than at execution.
If you want to get better at DOING, you don’t focus on better planning or waste energy judging yourself, you need to get clear on why you aren’t doing it. You need to go deeper than just “I wasn’t motivated”, or “I’m waiting until I have time”. To answer these questions we need to look at the context of what you want to do, why you want to do it, and what do you believe about yourself doing it.
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