Everywhere you look you are bombarded with the message that if you do this ONE THING (take a pill, buy a dress, fix your hair, lease a car) your life will change. And we have all tried that ONE THING and no miraculous change has occurred.
Shocking! And disappointing.
Working with a life coach is different. The life coach approach to change is different from anything that you have ever tried before and it’s potential to create significant change in your life is not to be underestimated.
Ready to be all that you want to be? Truly?
Here are my 5 Reasons Why Life Coaching Will Be The ONE THING That Changes Your Life – Even if you Think it’s not Very Likely.
#1. A life coach will help you define what you want and who you want to be.
We know that we are dissatisfied with our lives but most of us don’t know what exactly that looks like. A life coach will help you take stock of your life and define where you are now and where you want to be.
Working with me, we will look at 5 key areas of your life: physical & mental health, life skills, relationship health, personal care, career satisfaction.
A good look at each of these areas will help us determine where you are now and where you want to be, information that is indispensable in the process of bringing about change.
#2 – A life coach will help you create a plan.
Once you have a clear idea of where you are and where you want to be it’s time to make a plan. You can try to do this on your own but oftentimes the prospect seems so overwhelming and off-putting that you just don’t know where to start. So you don’t.
A life coach can help you cut through the clutter and the chaos and help you create a plan to get you where you want to be, step by step.
#3 – A life coach will hold you accountable.
This is a key part of life coaching, one of those things that you really CAN’T find anywhere else. Seriously. Anywhere else.
We all have friends and loved ones who support us and promise to make sure that we do what we say we are going to do. But they love us and they don’t want to nag and they just want us to be happy. And all of that is wonderful but it doesn’t help you reach your dreams.
Every week your life coach will work with you to create action steps and every week the two of you will come up with a list of “homework,” things to be done to move you forward on your path.
The following week your coach will ask about your homework and, I promise that you are going to want to report in that you did it. And you will want to do it because you will see how remarkable is the change that is happening.
#4 – A life coach will power you through the obstacles.
Rocks get onto the road that we are traveling. Sometimes they are small ones that we can pick up and toss aside but sometimes they are boulders that will require a little more effort to maneuver around.
A life coach has the knowledge and experience to help you break through those rocks. A life coach can teach you tools that you need to get past any rock that might get in your way, big or small.
And those tools you can use now and carry in your toolbox forever.
#5 – A life coach will give you unconditional support and encouragement.
Think about a football coach. What does he do? He teaches his team how to play their best and cheers from the sidelines as they do so.
A life coach is the same way. A life coach is there to be your biggest cheerleader but at the same time teach you how to be your true self.
And a life coach will be there every step of the way, to help you when you falter and cheer you on when you succeed.
Isn’t that just the kind of unconditional support we all really want?
So there you go…5 Ways Working with a Life Coach Will Change Your Life.
So now you can see how life coaching really is that ONE THING that can help you bring about significant, wondrous change.
Working with a life coach will help you to finally live the life that you have always known you could live. And you don’t need to change your hair color or your ride to do so.
Of course, every time I mention a life coach above I mean ME, so get in touch with me NOW and let’s getting started making your dreams come true!
I am a NYC based Certified Life Coach and mental health advocate. My writing has been published on The Huffington Post, Prevention, Psych Central, Pop Sugar, MSN and The Good Man Project, among others. I work with all kinds of people to help them go from depressed and overwhelmed to confident and happy in their relationships and in their world.