“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Each of us can benefit from support to get from where we are to where we want to be. But, if you aren’t even sure where you want to go, you’re in good company.
We suffer from information overload, and many options are available at our fingertips; the innumerable possibilities can paralyze us. A life coach helps you flesh out your goals and passions while empowering you with practical tools to achieve them.
Here we will discuss what life coaching is — and isn’t, and help you answer the question, “Do I need a life coach?”
What Life Coaching Is — And Isn’t
Life coaching is:
- Focused on your present and future
- Learning to overcome negative self-talk and fears
- Strategizing your goals
- Being challenged
- Empowering you
Now that we have looked at what life coaching is, let’s clarify what it isn’t. Life coaching is not:
- Therapy or a replacement for therapy
- Someone telling you what to do
- Focused on healing past wounds or trauma
- Telling you what to do
Life coaching and therapy are different but complement one another beautifully.
Do You Need a Life Coach?
But, if you feel emotionally healthy and have a vision, yet you need clarity about a plan, a life coach can help you make your dreams a reality.
Here are a few signs that you need a life coach:
- You are in a life transition such as a career change, divorce, or becoming an empty-nester, and you’re trying to decide what’s next for you.
- You procrastinate or get side-tracked easily, which prevents you from following through with your plans.
- You feel confused about your goals and what you want in life.
- You just can’t seem to get a handle on your health, finances, relationships, or career.
If these signs resonate with you, a life coach can be your solution to propel you into living the abundant life you were designed to live.