“What the heck is a life coach?”
That’s precisely the question I asked myself when I first heard of life coaching many years ago.
I honestly thought a life coach was someone that considered themselves such an expert at life that they decided to make a career out of telling other people how to live their lives. 🤷🏻♀️
I thought it was an arrogant title. A bit narcissistic even.
Fast forward a few years and a lot of education later…
I’m now one of “those” people. I am a life coach.
So what is a life coach really?
A life coach isn’t, as I once thought, an arrogant narcissist that thinks they have life all figured out. 🤦🏻♀️
A life coach is an expert in helping people reach their goals.
Whether you want to lose weight, write a book, get a promotion, change careers, improve your relationships, be happier, stop feeling overwhelmed, or any other goal you can conceive, a life coach’s job is to help you achieve it.
There are life coaches that specialize in certain areas… health coaches, weight coaches, career coaches, confidence coaches, relationship coaches, money coaches, etc.
And there are coaches (like me!) that like to do it all.
It’s kind of like in medicine… you have primary care doctors that take care of pretty much everything and specialists for when you need more expertise in one particular area.
Life coaches can provide clarity, encouragement, motivation, and accountability.
They can provide expertise.
They can help you identify your weaknesses and what may be holding you back from reaching your goals.
They can see your potential – often much more clearly than you can- and because of that they can push you to reach higher, go further, try harder, and achieve more than you ever thought was possible.
In short, a life coach helps you achieve your greatness. However you choose to define it.
So why do YOU need a life coach?
Think about a runner.
A runner can run without a coach. Just as you can live life without a life coach.
A runner can set goals and try to meet them without a coach. Just as you can set goals and try to meet them without a life coach.
But all of the best runners in the world have coaches.
Bcause a runner with a coach is far more likely to not only reach her goals, but reach them faster.
The runner’s coach uses their expertise to help the runner clarify her goals, devise a training plan and provide a structure for its execution.
The runner’s coach teaches the runner how her thoughts impact her results and teaches her how to tap into the full power of her mind.
The runner’s coach identifies the runner’s weaknesses and comes up with a plan to improve them.
The runner’s coach identifies the runners strengths and figures out how to use them to the runner’s advantage.
The runner’s coach provides encouragement, motivation, and sometimes a little tough love.
The runner’s coach pushes the runner to try a little harder, go a little further, give a little more.
I could go on, but you get the picture.
Simply put, the runner’s coach helps her achieve her highest potential as a runner.
That’s exactly what a life coach does for her clients.
So yes, I think you need a life coach.
Because I want you to achieve your greatness.
Whether you define greatness as something “big” like starting a multimillion company or something “small” like losing those last 5 pounds.
A life coach can help make it a reality.