Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve heard the term, life coaching. But what exactly is this service, and how can it help you?
A life coach doesn’t have a single role. Instead, these professionals wear many hats: they act as mentors, teachers, role models, and advisors. Let’s get into how they can help you optimize your life!
Concretize Your Goals
Ever heard the quote, a goal without a plan is just a wish? Consider it for a moment. How many times have you intended to do something only to never accomplish it? How many failed New Year’s resolutions have you made in the past?
Many people have lofty dreams, but they lack the actionable steps to accomplish them. As a result? You find yourself feeling stagnant and frustrated.
Life coaching helps you pinpoint your most significant priorities and goals. However, your coach isn’t just interested in a pipe dream. They’re interested in creating a reasonable plan for actually achieving those dreams.
Identify Your Barriers
If goals were easy to achieve, we’d all achieve them! We wouldn’t spend a whopping $60 billion annually on weight loss products. The 70% of the 46 million Americans who want to quit smoking would quit. And 80% of people wouldn’t actually fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions!
What gets in the way of achieving your goals? If you don’t know, your life coach is there to help you figure it out. And if you do know, your life coach is there to help you develop practical coping and life skills to manage barriers when they inevitably arise.
Shift Your Thinking
How many times does your negative thinking get in your way? Do you start to work on making changes- only to feel burdened by self-doubt?
Most of us struggle with distorted thinking. We think in all-or-nothing paradigms (i.e., I’m perfect, or I’m a failure). We hold ourselves overly responsible for events beyond our control. We attempt to read other people’s minds. We assume past mistakes determine future outcomes.
Your life coach can help you reframe your thinking. Positive change starts with a positive mindset, but you need to learn those tools to get started!
Build Your Confidence
Do you struggle with low self-esteem? If so, it’s reasonable to feel overwhelmed or discouraged when it comes to reevaluating your life. You may question if you deserve success. You may feel like you’re doomed to a life of mediocrity.
Confidence is the cornerstone of sustainable change. You need to believe you’re worthy of good things, and you need to have the self-esteem to pursue what you want!
Not sure how to tap into confidence? Life coaching can help you with that. Your coach will work with you to integrate affirmations, positive thinking, and visualization to help you form a meaningful friendship with yourself!
Transition Through Significant Milestones
Are you struggling with a life-changing decision like marriage, relocation, children, or a career? These decisions can be exciting, but they can also be incredibly taxing and stressful. It’s reasonable to feel panicked about making the right choice.
Your life coach can support you during this time. They won’t tell you what to do, but they will help you evaluate the pros and cons, and they will guide you into finding the clarity you need to move forward.
Motivate You To Keep Going
You have your plan. You know what you need to do to keep moving forward. But what happens when you suddenly feel, well, uninspired? It happens to the best of us, and life coaches expect roadblocks of resistance.
Life coaching blends a combination of motivation, inspiration, and discipline. Your coach believes in you. But this process is certainly not about hand-holding. Good life coaches hold you accountable. They remind you why you’re doing the work.
Likewise, they help lift you when you feel dejected or anxious. They challenge you when you feel like you want to quit. As a result, you’ll want to keep performing and progressing.
Find (And Pursue) Your Life Purpose
We all have an inherent desire to live abundant lives. We all want to feel a sense of value and accomplishment. In other words, we want purpose, but most of us don’t know how or where to find it. A life coach can support you in this self-discovery.
Many of us live an “auto-pilot’ life where the days blur into one another. You may wonder, is this all I’m living for? What else is out there?
No matter your circumstances, there is always an untapped potential for growth, change, and happiness. You may just need to redirect your compass, and you may just need an objective person who can walk with you on this new journey.
Final Thoughts On The Benefits of Life Coaching
Life coaching can elevate your physical and emotional well-being. It can help you feel better about yourself, and it can support you in building more meaningful connections in your life.
At The Resurface Group, we’re passionate about the undeniable benefits of life coaching. We want to help you live your absolute best life! It doesn’t matter where you’re starting- it only matters where you want to go. Ready to get started? Contact us today to learn more!