In today’s age, we all have a lot going on all at once. Many of us are busy in our lives and many are busy in our heads. Many are both at the same time. Which one describes you? Between TV/Social Media/News/Radio and any other way that connects you with the outside world, we are constantly being told what to do and how to do it. Celebrities, politicians, social media “friends”, and many other influencers talk to us on a regular basis about how to think.
What is a life coach?
Who do you trust? Why do you trust them? Are they in your life to strengthen and empower you or just agree with everything that you say in fear that you will reject them? Or maybe that is you in fear of being rejected. We all have problems throughout our lives and need someone to consult with from time to time. This is where a life coach comes into play. Imagine being tutored on how to handle obstacles and reach your desired outcome. A life coach is there to point out your inconsistencies and to clean the lens on how you view the world. There are many reasons as to why you view the world the way that you do. Our biases jam up our ability to see clearly and handle obstacles as they come up.
What if all of the stories that you’ve told yourself in the past about things that you can and cannot do were wrong? What would you do with that information? A life coach can open your mind to change your rules and assumptions by teaching you how to view things through a clean lens.
A good life coach is there to be in your corner in the fight with life. They should be able to train you to become more resilient through tough times. A good life coach will not coddle you but will train you to build perseverance to not quit when pursuing a goal.
How would life coaching help me?
Imagine having someone that truly listened to you without seeking to fulfill their own needs, their own objectives, or quell their own fears. They are all about helping you. Their mission is to find anything that could be done better or at least more efficiently and actually teach you how to do it better. This will empower you, which in turn, empowers those around you because of the positive changes that it will make.
So if you are asking yourself if you need a life coach, you must first find out the desired outcome that you seek. In order to do that, you must acknowledge that you are questioning your perception of reality. Once you realize that you have a foggy lens that you are trying to navigate with, you can make real changes in your life. That is where a good life coach will help clean the lens and guide you to where it is you want to go.
Everyone from time to time needs consulting for various reasons, why not start with you?
- Jay Skeeters