WHAT DOES A LIFE COACH DO?
We all have our definition on what we presume a life coach to be. A life coach can be a variety of things, depending on what you need and where you are in your life. This goes for spiritual, mental, financial, physical and emotional needs. A life coaches’ goal is to help you assess what areas of your life need work and how we can eliminate those limiting beliefs. It is important to understand how limiting beliefs can actually stop you from elevating to the highest version of yourself so that you can be and have anything you want out of your life. Strategizing a plan of action and creating the necessary steps are crucial in maintaining a clear plan on HOW you want to elevate yourself.
- Create a clear game-plan for what you want to achieve.
- Working on daily self -growth affirmations that will help grow your subconscious.
- Finding a course of action that suits your needs, wants and desires.
- Learning how to take accountability to help you strengthen your levels of efficiency, productivity and proficiency.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER WORKING WITH A LIFE COACH?
Those who would be more inclined to work with a life coach is someone who already possesses the mindset of changing their life. They are usually the ones who KNOW what they need to do, but sometimes do not have the proper tools or guidance to get them there.
Anyone asking “what is a life coach” and “how would it benefit me” are usually the ones who would most likely benefit from one
Here are a few indicators that a life coach might be beneficial:
- You are looped into habits that could potentially destroy you. This could be severe laziness, heavy alcohol consumption, addictive drugs and unhealthy habits.
- You speak negative affirmations to yourself.
- A recent traumatic event or a huge shift in your life has happened.
- Your fear of failing hinders you from reaching your true goals and potential.
WHAT ARE SOME THINGS A LIFE COACH DOES NOT DO?
While life coaching does work for a lot of people – however, it might not be for everyone. Below are some reasons as to why life coaching might not work for you:
YOU ARE LOOKING FOR INSTANT RESULTS
They say that anything in life worth having doesn’t come easy. Good things take time and dedication. If you are looking for a ‘quick fix’ or someone to just give you all the answers while YOU don’t put in any actual work – then a life coach may not be for you.
YOU HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH CONDITION
A life coach is not a licensed doctor/physician in any way. Life coaches do not prescribe any medication, or condone any practices that would be provided by a licensed physician/doctor. A life coach simply is someone that helps you achieve your life goals by providing action plans and tools for economic, emotional and inner growth.
ILLUSIONS OF LIFE COACHES
We have broken down what a life coach is, what they do, and what they do NOT do. Now we will break down some of the common fantasies and misbeliefs that some have about life coaches and how we educate and govern our clients.
“Being a life coach is easy and anyone can do it, even without training”. In retrospect this can be true depending on how you look at it. But, for a successful, well-seasoned life coach, this is false. A life coach is not something that can be done by anyone, not well of course. A successful life coach has a history of proven results with their client base and is determined by their own success stories from their life – as well as the ones for their client’s life. A consistent success record is normally defined by the coach’s life and how THEY got there and HOW they get their clients there. Their experiences and delivery are one of the most important key factors on how a life coach can stimulate and motivate their clients to reach their potential.
“Life coaches are more like therapists without a license” A lot of people confuse a life coach for a therapist. While the two can seem similar their focus in the positions are quite different. A life coaches’ main goal is to focus on the present ‘you’ and how we can create a more fulfilling future for ‘you’. While a therapist dives into to more of past issues and toxic patterns you look to expunge, a life coach looks for ways to improve your current reality.
“Only people that can’t succeed on their own or have issues, need life coaches.” In life you will find that we are forever learning and growing. To say that one doesn’t need to improve, would be false. We are ever evolving creatures with complex minds. There is always something that we can elevate on or continue to work toward advancing. Even the most successful people understand the importance of continuing to work with a life coach. This way, they can continue to operate at their full potential.
“Life coaches are someone to vent to, then they offer advice.” Life coaches are naturally very neutral and equitable. While they don’t necessarily need to have listening ears–their strengths come from being able to assess their clients and their current situations and then help them navigate and create a plan of action for how they can maximize their inner strength and reach their goals.
It’s no secret that the most successful individuals understand the importance of a life coach. There’s a difference between offering advice and someone helping you train your mind to help you achieve all your goals and dreams. A life coach can really help you achieve your goals in almost every aspect of your life. After learning about how a life coach can mitigate your life, why not take that leap in changing your life forever. Get you a life coach!