Do you have a goal or a dream for your life? Do you feel like you can do better and be more efficient at overcoming obstacles and discovering opportunities?
These feelings may indicate that you could benefit from working with a life coach. Here are some interesting facts that will help you decide whether life coaching is right for you.
What does a Life Coach do?
Goals can help you progress, improve and enhance your life. Always remember that even without determining goals your life still has meaning. The role of a life coach is to work with you on creating a plan that will help you accomplish these goals and move you towards a better life. However, you are the only person capable of determining goals and desires that are relevant to you and will make you happy.
A life coach is very different from a therapist, psychologist or a mentor. A psychologist's role is to listen and to keep you analysing and speaking about your past, whereas a coach's role is to question what you are saying and doing and offer you advice on how to move forward from your past, into a new and better future.
A good coach will help you to find clarity while assisting you to make progress regularly by helping you to:
· find the answers that are within you
· discover yourself
· create a life you genuinely love
· remove your blocks
and most importantly, help you take full responsibility for your life.
Life coaches believe in your ability to find the right direction. They simply provide the tools and the guidance needed to help you get there to help you transform your dreams into necessary action.
Some coaches specialise in particular important niches like stress management, finding balance, personal growth, career planning, motivation, time management, family issues, parenting and creativity. A professional that has specialised knowledge will be the best one for people that have a clear idea about obstacles they are facing and goals they want to achieve.
Signs that it's Right for You
Think about your problems, your goals in life and how you feel about yourself right now. Asking yourself several questions will help you figure out whether you can benefit from life coaching.
Do you feel like you have potential that is yet to be fully realised? Do you feel at a crossroads in your life? Uncertain about the right decision? If so, a life coach can help you focus your thoughts and desires.
People who want to make changes in their life but have no idea how to get started will also benefit. A life coach can also assist individuals that are trying to build a career, that feel stuck and incapable of moving forward and that have been through or are currently experiencing a major challenge and don't know how to cope with it.
You will hear the Truth
Many people go through therapy but they still feel unhappy. The goals of therapy and life coaching are very different. Therapy assists people to get through emotional or psychological problems like fear, anxiety and depression. Life coaching is designed to provide individuals with the tools needed for creating a happier and more fulfilling life for themselves.
A coach is the person that will tell you the truth without sugar coating it. You will learn some hard truths about yourself and about the things you do and that prevent you from reaching your full potential.
If you feel that you need someone to light a fire, to push and help you to focus, then a coach is the right person for you. Most people need some positive stimulation, in order to make their dreams come true and these positive changes need to take place on the inside for any real long-term transformation to be successful. This is one of the most important and fundamental things that a life coach can help with.