When Whacky Works, Life Coaching
Many women think life coaches are whacky – self-help fluff lacking in substance. If you think that, consider how you might view the “nut jobs” like Oprah, Madonna, world-class athletes, CEO’s, and entrepreneurs. All have hired, listened to, and applied tactics of coaches, and life changes have happened. The public sees their results. This is the best way to illustrate the impact a coach of life, life coach can have on an individual life. It can change the world.
Before you stave off the idea of hiring a life coach, ask four questions:
- Have you achieved the success you want? Already-successful women know how to work hard, set goals and take action. But success often means pushing some priorities to the back for so long that they no longer seem possible. And nearly everyone can identify one issue in which they have struggled for years.
- Do you feel stuck in another life? Harnessing change to something unchangeable can create a sense of “no choice.” Acceptance and release can be liberating, but doing it with an outside, unattached party results in acceptance.
- Is there something that you would like to change? This may be health-related such as weight loss, managing stress, or creating balance. Perhaps it is related to identifying life purpose, changing careers or finding a rewarding job or volunteer opportunity. Or a desire for a deeper spiritual connection, a more tranquil home environment, a satisfying personal relationship, financial freedom, or greater self-confidence.
- Are you ready to start? What often starts out as a “whisper of discontent” eventually becomes a “yell” and then the proverbial “2×4 upside the head!” This is usually the point where women begin to dream about change daily. The status quo no longer seems tenable. Armed with motivation, excitement and a willingness to work hard, emotionally healthy women are ready to begin.
Fueled by success in life, women are empowered to address obstacles they might not otherwise accept. Enlisting the help of a life coach will help them to more quickly and effectively set goals and take action. A coach will hold them accountable for following through, support them throughout the process and celebrate every step with them along the way – and that is anything but whacky!
Boise Life Coach – B Well
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