Let me begin by clearing up the misconceptions about Life Coaches. Life Coaching is an umbrella term that encompasses all areas of life, work, business, finances, love, relationships, healthy living, balanced lifestyles, parenting and more. We are not psychologists, therapists, counsellors or mentors. We use world class communication techniques and elements to enable individuals, parents, teams and businesses to realize their full potential and move into a direction to honour their uniqueness as an individual, brand or company. Coaching is a safe, it’s a neutral space to focus and create a life that is True, Meaningful and Manageable for you. I have engaged with so many people and some individuals don’t have a clue as to what Life Coaches do and how we as Coaches can be the key to assist you in unlocking your full potential.
◦Consultants, Mentors, Therapists, Teachers, Counsellors have all been associated with Life coaches to some extent…However coaching can certainly show some therapeutic value.
◦Counsellors mostly focus on past emotional problems, the psychology, the behaviour and the history of a person…
◦ Mentorship is a relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The mentor may be older or younger than the person being mentored, but she or he must have a certain area of expertise. – Wikipedia
Coaching enables you to find your own solutions and you determine the actions you want to take. This will “make way” to realize your dreams, goals, tasks, desires, wants and needs.
Did you know that almost every successful person in the world has a life coach attached to their hip? The greats like Oprah, Bill Gates, Richard Branson just to name a few, all have coaches working with them.
So why don’t you have a coach? Based on my research, firstly people don’t actually know what coaches do. Secondly they think we are Consultants, Mentors, Therapists, Teachers, Counsellors. (Now that’s out of the way… Let’s move on!).
The other biggest reason why people don’t invest in coaches is due to the fact that it’s too expensive and they would rather use that money on something else (Like the “more” important stuff… You know what I mean… Well…this will be a blog for another day) … Wink Wink 😉
The other reason I heard is that people think that something needs to be wrong with them to go and see a coach… Albert Einstein says “You can’t fix the same problems with the same kind of thinking”. We are here to spark new insights and solutions.
Just to bring you into perspective, even the greatest Life Coaches have coaches for themselves, I certainly have one too… A Life Coach doesn’t know it all either, we also have our challenges and obstacles to overcome in our lives, but we are actively using coaching to make us better people, and better coaches. Coaches don’t need to be an expert in your field of business or passions to coach you. A coach does not need to have experienced relationship break-ups, loss of friends, divorces, parenting or have gone through the same traumatic experiences that you have been through to coach you. This is why we do what we do!
7 Advantages of Having a Life Coach
1.“Saving You Time, Saving You Money, Putting You First” – Nashua
You currently spending your time and money on quick ways to make more money, quick ways to lose weight, being the people pleaser, always wanting approval of others to measure your success and failures. You are in a world of chaos, creating more debt, feeling more burnt out and eventually you give up. Once this day, month and year has gone by – we ain’t getting it back. You can always make money in life, but what you can’t get back is time and the precious moments with friends and family. “We take time for granted and when we take time for granted, we take our lives for granted”. We have our ideas stored in our heads but never do anything about them. Having a Life Coach will move you into a zone of strategic planning, visualization of outcomes, creating manageable objectives which changes into actions, thus creating sustainable change with faster results than you are currently experiencing in your life. “Saving You Time, Saving You Money, Putting You First” – Nashua
2. “A Taste for Life” – Spur
When was the last time you had a “Taste for Life“; A Taste for Your Life”, your needs, your dreams, things that are important to you… This is specifically for parents and people who are “workaholics”, the focus is on work 24/7, parents focus their time on their kids but fail to realise the importance of your own well-being. How many things have you given up on? How many of you heard yourselves making excuses that work and life hasn’t allowed me to be where I want to be. The truth is that you have lost your “Taste for Life”. Life Coaches are here to Empower, Equip and Enable you to get Your Taste for Life back.
3.”Inspired by You” – Pick n Pay
Inspiration, where do you draw your inspiration from? Who is inspiring you and who are you inspiring? Coaching can provide you with tools and techniques to inspire you to do meaningful things in your life and become some-one else’s inspiration or role model. Just imagine someone telling you … I am “Inspired by You”… The first thing that will come up is the coaching journey that you either have gone through or still going through 😉
4.”Enjoy Every Moment” – Wimpy
Just now recently, I read a psychology article. “Some research says that we produce anything between 12 000 and 60 000 thoughts per day! 98% of those thoughts are exactly the same as the day before and 80% of these thoughts are negative”. Read that line again!! This is insane, talk about creatures of habit! Coaching and its methodologies can assist with bringing your focus to the present moment, becoming aware of the beauty that is around you, and will allow you to live as though everything is a miracle. “Enjoy Every Moment” – Wimpy
5.”Creating a Better Now” – My Inner Being
Now, at this present moment, this is all you! You are all you have! “Though no-one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending” – Carl Bard. Through coaching you can start from now, building a new you (connecting with the authentic you), repairing relationships, building your business, planning to book your next course or preparing for your next career move. It’s all for you and it’s all about “Creating a Better Now” – My Inner Being
6.”The Difference” – Woolworths
“The Difference” between you and others. We think we all the same, we act like we want the same things as others, yet sometimes we know that it’s not true. We want what we want but were too afraid of speaking out, taking action, and saying No when it matters most. Through coaching you will be able to invest in meaningful projects, goals, relationships. Coaching will enable you generate new energy to create an authentic life that you are allowed to live. Make a difference in “Your” home, “Your” business and “Your” relationships and in turn you will respond to the world differently and in that same breath, the world will react to you differently.
7.”Just do It” – Nike
Take that first step, no-one’s looking. Build that home, buy that car, lose that weight, be that kind loving person you’ve always wanted to be. Express yourself-confidence. Live with a mindset of no judgement! Two heads are better than one. Your coach is here to empower you. “Just do It” or as I’d like to say “Just F#%&ing Do It 🙂
I urge you take a look at your life and assess…What am I not seeing? What am I really afraid of? What’s stopping me? Why are you on this planet? What is your role amongst millions of human beings? There is no better time than now.
If you have gotten this far…You have already taken the first step. Let’s work together, in building your self-confidence, focusing on the highly important, building relationships, making your life, your friends and families lives as well as your business real!
If you are interested in working with me, I am happy to speak to you further about coaching, mentorship, psychology and therapists. I also work on Empathy, Spirituality,not in the sense of your “religious beliefs “as well as mind and body healing through meditation.I will offer advice and share information to point you in the right direction of what to do next OR you can book a free 30 min introductory session. Let’s see how can we work together! If you not keen on starting a coaching journey as yet, look out for my upcoming workshops and events on Facebook .I am ready to walk this road with you…Are you?
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