Would you ask your colleague to fix the plumbing in your home? Would you ask your spouse to teach you to speak French? Not unless they were experts in those fields. So why does it seem normal to rely on our families, friends, and community members to help us achieve our very unique, authentic life goals? Why do we believe that if we don’t find support and help with our goals from those around us then either we aren’t worthy of our goals or there is something wrong with our loved ones or yourself?
Would we judge ourselves or our loved ones so harshly if they couldn’t do something else that required specific skills and expertise such as fixing a car or writing a computer program? Yet we are often disappointed when those around us aren’t able to know what would make us happy. How to help us live a fulfilled life, or how to offer us constructive advice that we would actually follow through on?
Now this might not sound like you. Maybe you’ve given up entirely. Maybe you’ve decided that you should just be content with your lot in life and have buried your long-held dreams. But the next time you envy your friend who just changed careers and is now living her dream, ask yourself why you don’t believe that you deserve a skilled professional helping you identify your dreams and supporting you as take steps to achieve your goals.
Maybe you’ve never heard of life coaching. Or maybe you think it’s for other people. Or maybe you think it doesn’t work. Let’s clear up some common misconceptions. First of all, life coaching is an umbrella term that encompasses coaching for any number of areas from relationships to finances to cultivating healthy habits. Life coaching is very popular with people of all ages throughout the world. Coaches and clients can be in different places, as sessions most often take place by phone or Skype. There are life coaches for every age group, life stage, ambition, and goal you can imagine.
There is a saying, “The quality of your life is a function of the quality of questions you ask yourself.” We know how to ask you the type of questions that evoke the kind of answers that elevate the quality of your life. Additionally, we work with you over a set period of time to make sure that you follow through on your commitments; that key piece known as accountability is built into the coaching process.
So let’s create the life you were born to live…