We often rely on family members and friends to help plan and achieve our goals in our careers and in our personal lives. Doing this can be damaging to both ourselves and our relationships with these people.
The truth is that your friends and family members unless they are life coaches, aren’t equipped with the same knowledge a licensed life coach has. They don’t know how to help us reach true happiness and achieve a feeling of success. But, life coaches do!
Many are content to bury their dreams and live their lives in an ordinary way because they just can’t seem to get to the point of realization.
There are also many who have misconceptions about life coaches, so let’s clear them up:
1: LIFE COACHING IS FOR PEOPLE OF ALL AGES
It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, life coaches are there to help you through every age and life stage as well as every goal and dream you have. The approach to this may change depending on the age of the client, but the goal is always the same.
2: LIFE COACHING REQUIRES CLIENT COMMITMENT
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink. Don’t go to a life coach expecting them to have all the answers without giving them anything in return. You need to be open when you visit a life coach. Open not only to sharing your life but to constructive criticism.
3: LIFE COACHES HELP WITH ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE
It isn’t just about success. Life coaches are mostly concerned with your overall healthy habits, relationships, finances, and more areas of your life.
4: LIFE COACHES CAN MEET WITH YOU ALMOST ANYWHERE
A lot of life coaching sessions are done through the power of the internet, over the phone, or through web-based video communication. You don’t have to even leave your house to get coaching.
5: LIFE COACHES HELP YOU UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL
Sometimes, you just need to see it from a different perspective. Using key questions, life coaches can help you identify those dreams, opportunities, and roadblocks and help you learn how you can overcome or take advantage of them.
The best and most important reason you need a life coach is to improve your relationship with the people you love. The people we love tend to be the people who we may blame for certain aspects of our lives.
Using a life coach helps to let go of the past and take full control over your life going forward. This can also help the client to forgive and sometimes forget any wrongdoing to strengthen relationships and to also make room for healthy relational aspects in the future.
For example, if a past partner betrayed your trust, you may be less trustworthy with a future partner. Life coaches can help you realize and deal with these things in your past to give you a brighter, happier future.