You need to hire a coach. Bold statement. If you think the best or only way to achieve your goals is to do it by yourself then you have Lone Ranger Mentality. Do you believe that reaching out to a professional somehow indicates that you aren’t enough? That it somehow means you’re incapable and not smart enough, strong enough, or good enough?
Why People Hire A Coach
The people who come to coaching are all of those things: extremely capable, smart, strong, and a whole lot more. They choose coaching because they are ready to accelerate their personal or professional lives and work. They want a professional who will help them achieve their goals faster, easier, and with better results than they could on their own.
Most of my clients are people who are already very successful. They tell me that they realize just how much less they were settling for. They were settling for good when they could have been experiencing great. My clients say coaching has dramatically increased the quality of their lives in all areas. They feel, many for the very first time, that they are fully and vibrantly alive.
What A Coach Does
A coach will facilitate your self-discovery, the identification of your goals, and the prioritization of those goals. Your coach will help you create an action plan and prepare for overcoming any challenges along the way. Your coach will hold you accountable for taking consistent action toward the realization of your goals. Accountability is one of coaching’s greatest payoffs. It can make all the difference in you being a Goal Achiever or just a Goal Setter. Your coach helps you get what you want quicker, easier, and with better results than you could on your own.
Coaching can enable you to be more, do more, and have more by working smarter instead of harder. Your coach will lead you through an efficient process.
You’ll begin by getting crystal clear about what you do and do not want in your life. When you figure out the things in your life that you’re tolerating or doing just because you feel like you should, then you can create extra space to tackle the things that are truly meaningful to you.
Next, you will develop an action plan that details what it’s going to take for you to reach your goals.
Finally, you will stay focused and on track by being accountable to your coach. You’ll be accountable for taking consistent action. You will learn how to overcome any challenges that come up along the way.
What This Means For You
Do you think your life is good and you’re relatively satisfied? Congratulations! That did not happen on its own. You have obviously done some fabulous work. You’ve already proven you’re the kind of person who proactively goes after what you want and you get it. So why would you settle for anything less than great? Why would you settle for living in black and white when you could be living in technicolor? Do you really want to play it safe and stay comfortable? Playing it safe and staying comfortable can take you no further than good.
Do you wish other people were different? Do you think about how your life would be better if your circumstances were different? If only you had a better job, more money, more time, or more opportunity? Do you tell yourself that these are responsible for what’s not working and preventing you from having what you want?
It can be very tempting to get caught up in this paradigm. The truth? If you are waiting for something to change, coaching is the change. Otherwise, you will be waiting for a long time.
You do not have control over anything outside of you. Full stop. What you do have, though, is total control over yourself. You have total control over your thoughts, your actions, and your results.
Things change when you make a commitment to do what will move you in the direction of your desires and then do them. Hiring a coach is one of the smartest things you can do. It helps to ensure you take control and create the reality you want to experience.
So I challenge those of you who are settling. I challenge you to stop settling for good. I challenge you to go for GREAT and beyond with coaching.
Still not convinced that you need a coach? Here are three common mistakes you are making by not hiring a coach. And the best part? I’m going to tell you the truth about why they are mistakes.
Wasting your time and money on stuff that doesn’t get you the results you want and is not ultimately fulfilling.
There are an infinite number of things that you can spend your hard-earned money and valuable time on these days. When you know you want things to be different it’s easy to waste time and money in one of two ways.
The first one is spending your time and money collecting information that comes from books, software, seminars, reports, or programs. You are collecting information that you believe can help you get what you want.
Now don’t get the wrong idea here, information is a great thing. I am a big believer in books and programs being critical tools. After all, I am a professional librarian!
I want to make something very clear here, though. Information alone will not get you results. You cannot expect that you will automatically overcome your setbacks just because you read the latest book. You can’t assume you will automatically become a genius at unsticking yourself just because you purchased the newest online course. Results only come by taking consistent action toward achieving your goals based on the information you’ve collected.
The second way you may be wasting your time and money is by doing things that have nothing to do with, or go against, what you really want.
Have you ever indulged every food craving and did not exercise regularly, even though your deepest desire was to achieve a healthy lifestyle? Have you ever bought an expensive gadget you don’t really need or can’t afford when what you truly desire is to experience financial freedom?
If so then you know what it’s like to be running on the hamster wheel of short-term gain. It’s all about immediate gratification. This just leads you to long-term pain because your life experiences don’t match up with what you really want.
Immediate gratification that has nothing to do with your goals will always leave you feeling empty. Completely and totally empty and looking for the next quick fix.
Why not invest in yourself in a way that will accelerate your personal and professional development? Working with a coach is the most time and cost-effective investment you can make. You will gain in yourself and your quality of life.
Your coach can teach you how to make the most of what you’ve got. A coach can show you how to do more with less. Your coach will hold you accountable for taking consistent purposeful action towards achieving your goals.
You will get crystal clear on what you really want, why you want it, and how to get it. Having clarity takes the guesswork out of things. You will be able to evaluate all future investment opportunities on how to fulfill your purpose, your vision, your values, and your goals.
Waiting for a “good” time to make a change or go after the things you really want in life.
Guess what? There is no good time. Life will always be busy. There will always be obligations, errands, chores, TV, and people and projects that want your time, energy, and money. Your life will always be busy. It will always get in the way of what you really want if you let it.
Wondering what you can do about it? You can stop kidding yourself. Today. Stop kidding yourself that the perfect time is just around the corner or some time off in the future. Decide to join forces with a professional who can teach you how to make the most of every moment. You can start right now.
Your coach will hold you accountable. A coach will keep you focused and on track to achieving your goals no matter what life throws at you.
Telling yourself you can’t afford a coach.
The truth is that you can’t afford to not have one. Coaches are highly in demand these days. Coaching has proven to be an extremely effective method for facilitating personal and professional development and fulfillment.
The word is out everywhere. It’s in the media, corporations, and the community. The word is out that coaching makes sense and it really works. Studies have consistently shown a return on investment of more than 100%.
Clients report it is the best money they ever spent because it enables them to achieve their goals. What’s even better is coaching enables them to achieve their goals quicker, easier, and with better results. Now think about that for a moment. Think about what that means for you. Anything you want is available to you quicker, easier, and with better results through the vehicle of coaching.
If you are still unsure, consider this, it’s not enough for you to say you want things to be different. Just wanting something doesn’t make it so. You must make a decision and then take purposeful action toward what you want. When you put your money where your mouth is you demonstrate your commitment to achieving the thing that you want. At the same time you cut yourself off from any possibility other than total success.