"Everyone needs a coach, we all need people to give us feedback. Thats how we improve"
Many people, including myself obvs (!) will tell you the life changing power of Life Coaching, but many people are still hesitant to hire one. Many feel they can’t justify that investment in themselves, perhaps now more than ever as we face into recession (yep its official!), an economy in a mess and world not one of us could have possible predicted just 6 months ago!
With all we have experienced in the last few months it’s little wonder many of us feel the weight on our shoulders as we move in to this “New Now” is heavier than ever! All those wonderful moments of slowed down life, exercising daily, sun shining, quality family time and zoom pub quizzes are feeling a distant memory. Many of us are feeling now more conflicted than ever.
We’ve had a taster of a different life, maybe you actually really liked that taster? Maybe you are incredibly relieved that the world is returning to normal, except that it’s not is it? It’s changed, maybe forever, and maybe you have too?
All this change can understandably bring feelings of anxiety, excitement, confusion, exhilaration, uncertainty, fear even!
So, as we find ourselves living in this new now, with life for many unrecognisable from just a few months ago, so many of us have had the chance to think, re-evaluate and even decide we don’t want the old world back!
A Life Coach can help you figure out what you want to do with your life, and most importantly they can help you figure out how to do it. A Life Coach will help you unlock your own potential, support you to discover your best self, motivate, inspire and empower you to believe you really can be, do or have all the things you wish for.
But, many of us think we don’t need help, think we can’t ask for help, and as I’ve already said think we can’t justify a costly Investment in ourselves. Truth is it always helps to have support, especially that of an experienced professional who can aid you to get to where you want to be
So, here are my 6 biggest signals that you could really benefit from a Life Coach especially now:
1. You feel more than a little lost?
Life Coaches are great at helping you find your way when you can’t see the wood from the trees. We are literally here to help you clear the path when you are feeling lost and confused.
If you find yourself in a place where you feel like you don’t know who you are, or what you want a life coach is a great starting point to map out your new life plan.
2. You have BIG dreams but no plan
There are so many things you have wanted to do, you decided in lockdown that life was too short, and you were going to grab the proverbial bull by the horns in the future.
You have a vision for the life you want to live. You have goals you want to achieve but you basically have no idea where to start! A life coach will guide you through a process to create a plan so that you can get to where you want to be.
So many dreams and goals go unrealised simply because of lack of clarity and simple actions and who misses out?
3. You KNOW you want to change something in your life
Lockdown life has put everything in perspective
You’ve had your lockdown lightbulb! Or maybe you had your lightbulb before all this, but either way you know you want something to change.
However big or small that change is, it doesn’t matter, you need a hand to specify what it is that you actually want to shift and how to do so …. A Life Coach will help you get to the root of what change you really want, help you identify your strengths, how to overcome obstacles along the way and to confidently put change in place.
4. You are doubting yourself
If you are doubting yourself and what you are capable of achieving a Life Coach can help you find clarity, identify your strengths and learn to own them as well as identifying what is really holding you back, what limiting beliefs you may have that are holding you stuck and how you can learn to break free of these and rebuild your self-confidence.
5. You're Procrastinating
Procrastinating will get you nowhere and yet so many of us do it! We simply dont do anything, we create excuse, stories, rationalise all the reasons we cant.
Achieving your goals and dreams takes effort, discipline and action. Procrastination is often a distraction and an excuse. Yep Truth Bomb time!
A Life Coach will help you identify why you are procrastinating … really! A Life Coach will help you change your patterns of behaviour so that you can move forward and live the life you say you want to.
6. You don’t follow through on the things you say you will do
If you need someone to help you keep accountable to yourself and all you wish to achieve a Life Coach is the best person you could have by your side.
If you have a tendency to give up when things get tough, or when something more fun comes along, a Life Coach will remind you to finish what you started, why you wanted to achieve this, and how it will feel to achieve.
A Life Coach will keep you motivated and celebrate your achievements with you. So, if this is resonating for you, maybe think about taking one small step forward.