How do you know if you would benefit from partnering with a life coach? One of the ironies of life is that we don’t know what we don’t know! This means it is hard for us to identify how coaching could make the challenges we are experiencing easier. Life coaching uses questions and mirroring to aid connection with what we already know about our strengths and desires, but have not made fully conscious. Partnering with a life coach brings forth insights that make the possibilities that are the best fit for us easier to identify. This allows for accelerated progress overcoming challenges and increased personal development.
Here are the top ten issues that working with a life coach can relegate to the past. You can benefit by committing to working with a life coach if you are:
1) Unclear about who you want to be or where you are going.
Coaches are trained to assist you in discovering your passion. By focusing on the things you really love to do, when you have felt 100% authentic and fully involved, you will discern patterns and clues as to what about these experiences is inspiring to you. This information will give you insights as to your life purpose and the way forward will, naturally, emerge.
2) Overwhelmed and stretched beyond your resources.
All of us experience periods of stress from time to time. However, if it has become a way of life for you and is impacting your health and enjoyment, a coach can assist you with prioritizing and finding ways to manage your energy. Taking a close look at the demands you place on yourself and how they are sustainable is a great way to set goals that will bring the zest back into your life. You will find ways to become more targeted and efficient, and free up time – to breathe.
3) Concerned with your unhealthy lifestyle.
Perhaps you have habits that you know are bad for you. It could be anything from being a couch potato to skipping meals to being highly negative to avoiding social interaction. Every one of these could have a long term impact on your well-being. Coaching techniques will support you in identifying exactly what you want to change, who the new you will be, and how you can make it happen. Having a coach to advocate for you and provide you with accountability is a powerful way to maintain motivation even when the going gets tough!
4) Discouraged by the struggle to meet your goals.
Maybe the mountain that you have to climb to meet your goal just seems overwhelming. You may have managed to climb up some, and then found yourself sliding back down again. It seems like it is only possible to obtain occasional or partial success. A coach will assist you in breaking though to maintain your progress and prevail. They will promote awareness around why you are doing what you are doing to increase motivation. They will also assist you in gaining clarity around what is happening when you fall short of the best results, which will allow you to come up with new and improved plans for action.
5) Frenzied trying to find enough time in the day.
Time is a human construction and filling it is our specialty. Working with a coach can facilitate identifying your boundaries around time usage and reveal whether they match your priorities. You will find out what are you doing that is really a waste of your time. A life coach will support you in proactively making changes based on this examination so that you can more effectively manage yourself through time.
6) Sacrificing your ambitions and turning away from your dreams.
Other people’s needs and aspirations have gradually taken priority due to time constraints or financial limitations. Working with a coach will aid you in clarifying the life you wish to live. They will assist discovering how you can integrate making progress on your own goals alongside those of the people who you are also committed to supporting.
7) Dissatisfied with your level of personal growth and development.
Do you feel like you are stagnating – not acquiring new skills or learning? Coaching will help you identify your growing edge and expand your horizons. In partnership with a coach, you will identify the next step to which you can fully commit that allows you to make the life you envision a reality. In other words, an action that is not too big as to be overwhelming, but big enough to stretch you in some way. With this new outlook, you will discover and develop all kinds of new competencies and capabilities.
8) Resigned to your current level of prosperity.
Is access to a wealthy lifestyle a possibility for you? Is making ends meet is just a part of life that little can be done about? Life coaching can shine a light on your beliefs around finances and the ways in which they might be holding you back. It can also support identifying what prosperity really means for you and how you can experience more of it in your life.
9) Disappointed about interactions with family and friends.
Can you rely on your personal community in a crisis? Perhaps you would like to enlarge the circle of people with whom you have a deep sharing connection. Coaches are trained in techniques that will bring clarity to your vision of a close knit community and elaborate your choices for optimizing the dynamics of these relationships.
10) Frustrated by your intimate relationships.
There is richness in intimate relationships for those with the courage to look and listen because people who are with us day in and day out see us without our mask and oftentimes share with us how we present ourselves. A life coach will support you in fully envisioning your ideal partnerships, maintaining objectivity, and making the most of the feedback you are getting. With these revelations in mind, you can identify ways to foster the kinds of exchange you desire.
Life coaching is all about you and the ways in which you can achieve more, be more, and have more. Coaching questioning and mirroring techniques promote getting to the heart of any issue. Your subsequent clarity and understanding mean that possibilities unveil themselves to you and new ways of operating become obvious. If you are experiencing one or more of these ten issues then seriously consider the ways the benefit of partnering with a coach to improve your quality of life. You are worth it.