Why Life Coaching and How It Can Help You?

Why Life CoachingAre you wondering why life coaching?

Let’s Talk About Sports

What do you think the best athletes or sport teams have in common? Maybe you think it’s talent, maybe it’s hard work, or maybe it’s both of these combined. But even though it’s true that most athletes have talent and work hard for their achievements, that’s not the one thing that they all have in common. The essential thing that all athletes need to perform well and eventually win competitions is a good coach. 

Think about it. Just because a person is talented and willing to work hard doesn’t mean that they will perform well. They first need to know what sport fits them best, how their competition is performing, and what are the most common strategies that will help them outperform the others. 

Take a runner for example. When you first start running, you probably do it instinctively. You don’t think about posture or your breathing, you just run. Well, if you want to become a pro, you need to learn all of these things. And you also need to know if you’d be a better fit for long distance running or for speed running. This is when coaching comes into the picture. A coach has the knowledge and the experience that an untrained athlete doesn’t. That’s why they’re indispensable to help competitors bring their A game.

 

Real Life Isn’t a Sport, But…

Now, if even the best athletes have coaches, why shouldn’t people have life coaches as well?

You might say right off the bat: ‘Because real life is not a sport.’ And while that is true, it doesn’t mean that life is all fun and games all the time. 

Let’s say that you are excelling at work, but at the end of the day, do you still have time for yourself? Do you have a good work-life balance, or are you just focusing on work? Or maybe you might be having troubles with your work life. You have all the credentials, but it seems like you just can’t get a promotion. No matter what it is, there is always something that needs improvement.

And again, that’s when coaching comes into the picture. A life coach will help you channel all your inner sources in order to help you see results in the areas you need.. Want to get a healthier lifestyle or perform better at your job? A life coach can help you with both!

 

Why Life Coaching Is Beneficial 

Maybe you’re not convinced that a life coach is what you need or is worth the investment. Then take a look at these key benefits and see if something catches your interest: 

1. Why life coaching can help you reach your goals faster

It’s no secret that coaching is goal-focused. A coach will help you make a plan and push you to take all the steps you need in order to reach your ultimate goals. For that, you need to know what you want. 

But sometimes, what we want is not actually what we need. For example, you are already doing well at work, but you want to do even better. So you make it your goal to get a promotion, or get a better position within your company. And yet, your health is in poor condition, you have no time for yourself or for your loved ones, and you’re not sleeping enough because you’re working too much. 

This is where a life coach can help you, not only by pushing you towards your goal, but by making you realize what you should actually pursue. And because life coaches have experience in all fields that pertain to life, they can help you in any department, be it personal or professional. 

2. Why life coaching can help you become happier and get a positive outlook

In order for life coaching to work, you have to be completely honest with your coach and allow yourself a moment of vulnerability. If a coach doesn’t know what they’re working with, then they won’t know what course of action to advise. 

But once everything is in the open, coaches can start creating a space of positivity in which their clients can thrive in. 

The main emotions that coaches usually cultivate in their clients are:

  • Hope
  • Gratefulness
  • Inspiration
  • Pride
  • Interest 

These are all positive emotions that will encourage people to become more self-aware, while promoting kindness towards the self and other people, mindfulness, and compassion. 

3. Why life coaching can make yourself more assertive

Although coaches will show you the path you need to take, they will not be the one making the decisions for you. So a coach will provide plenty of resources and will support you when you need it most. But in the end, you will be the one that decides whether or not you want to take the next step or not. 

This also promotes accountability. By being the one that calls all the shots, you will be the one that pays for the consequences, but you will also be the one that reaps all the benefits. No matter how things go, you will be ready to face things head on.

 

Bottom Line 

We could talk all day about the benefits of life coaching (you could read more here), but nothing is more convincing than personal experience. If you are even slightly interested in getting a life coach or you think it can help you improve certain aspects in your life, why not give it a go? If you don’t like it, you can always drop it and you’ll know from now on that coaching just isn’t for you.

But there are pretty good chances that life coaching will prove profitable, and I am here to make sure that happens. So don’t be shy and reach out.