Updated: Apr 22
Improve Your Life With A Life Coach
When you think of a life coach what pop’s into mind, maybe someone like Tony Robins? The truth is there is no singular type as coaches tend to specialise in a particular niche and can vary from, ‘Business Coach’ to ‘Spiritual Journey Coach’. The one thing all coaches have in common is helping you live the best version of yourself and create lasting change.
Generally speaking, a life coach can help you gain clarity, achieve realistic goals and identify blockages or limiting beliefs that have been holding you back. A life coach can support you in creating a strategy to achieve your goals in a realistic manner by focusing on your abilities and skillset. Life coaches have the tools necessary to help you identify your strengths and provide you with the support you need in order to create lasting change.
A Life Coach Can Help You Gain Clarity
Sometimes we struggle with the amount of thoughts that travel through our minds daily. Some days more than others really depending on what has happened externally, whether it’s a bad day at work or something someone said that bothered you. These external influences can muddy up the ultimate goal in life, setting you back from seeing clearly and moving forward. A life coach can help you understand your thoughts by providing a safe and non-judgemental space for you to express yourself. A coach will be able to hold this space for you and help you understand where your thoughts are coming from and support you in organising your beliefs and perceptions so that they serve you moving ahead.
When we have a lot of things going on in our minds, we tend to keep it to ourselves as to not ‘burden’ a friend or family member. Then we learn to ‘just deal’ with these negative thoughts about ourselves internally which is not conducive to a healthy, clear mind. A coach is there to be the person to hear your thoughts and actively support you in clearing up the ones that are holding you back.
Achieve Realistic Goals
Goals are essential to a successful coaching relationship. Therefore a goal should be defined and understood in a way that both the coach and client can move forward and progress with it. Structuring a clear goal is a way of helping you define that objective more clearly. It serves to help you gain a complete understanding of your goal and looks at what the motivation is. A clear goal allows you to identify situations or potential barriers that might prevent you from achieving the goal and can identify potential actions to take immediately. A complete assessment on what your goals are and a plan on how to achieve them will ultimately create the change you desire.
Identify Mental Blockages And Limiting Beliefs
It’s a lot easier to focus on what we cannot do. But this does not serve us in achieving goals. However, a change in perception can create a lasting shift in our negative behaviour patterns. For example, if someone said “I want to be a writer, but I’m never going to be good at writing because I have no discipline”, a few things come up here. Firstly, this person at some point in their lives has concluded that they are not a good writer because they don’t have the discipline. This is an example of a limiting belief.
A limiting belief is a judgement you have about yourself that you believe is true which restricts you in some way.
A coach will enable you to identify these limiting beliefs and find ways to combat them by assessing their accuracy, using positive affirmations in place and motivate you to never give up.
Life Coaches Have Tools To Help Identify Your Strengths And Create Lasting Change
Life coaches have a variety of useful tools to help identify your strong points. They use things like psychometrics, or Strengths Cards in order to give the session more structure around personal strengths.
Psychometrics are used to help you understand where your strengths lie, and assess your personality traits; thus bringing an increase in self-awareness. Strengths cards are also used for self-awareness, the cards each have a strength printed on it such as ‘compassionate’, ‘reliable’ or ‘diligent’ and the individual will choose which top strengths they believe they have.
The client will typically give examples of how they use this strength in various situations to bring more awareness to the strength itself. The coach then helps the client actively use their strengths with a daily or weekly task, creating a positive habit from the strength. Life coaches have a variety of helpful tools in order to help the client realise their true potential and increase self-awareness.
Getting yourself a life coach can help you turn your life around, and create the life you dream of. A life coach can help you gain clarity and provide a non judgemental and supportive space for you to open up and go through your thoughts together. A coach can help you narrow down what your goals are, determine how feasible they are for you and then support you in creating a strategy, based around your skillset, to achieve those goals. Finally, a life coach can identify what has been holding you back, seek and destroy the limiting beliefs you may have about yourself, and support you onto a clear path with a positive mindset.
If you have any questions about life coaching, or would like to have a chat with me personally please don’t hesitate to reach out!
Love and light,