Hiring a Life Coach can be a life-altering experience. That is the whole point, right? If wherever you are now is not where you want to be…then it would make sense to find someone to help you move to a better place.
You have a problem that has been with you for a while. It hasn’t left of its own free will. You keep hoping and praying it will leave. No matter what you seem to try, nothing is working. You find yourself back at the same frustrating place day after day.
”How can you KNOW for sure you are ready to call in the troops? You have tried talking to your mom, friend, or Aunt Betty about your situation and are still stuck.
This might be the time when you start looking outside of your usual places for answers. You check out Craigslist or Google for a Personal Trainer or a Life Coach in your area. Facebook ads begin catching your eye. You may even find a coach who looks interesting enough to contact.
You do it! You reach out and send this person a message. You share a brief synopsis of your current situation and how you want to solve the problem. You KNOW you want change but talking to a complete stranger may seem weird…uncomfortable even.
Here is where you decide if you really want to do things differently or if it’s just too uncomfortable to make the leap.
It’s not uncommon for someone to reach out to me in a moment of frustration or overwhelm begging for answers and relief from their current situation only to disappear into the woodwork after a brief connection. This person is not ready yet. Life is not bad enough. They are still trying to fix or manage a situation that won’t unstick.
They are not yet sick of repeating the same cycle over and over. That is OK. Timing is everything. You will know it’s time to make the leap when you are done with the struggle. You know in your soul you cannot do this alone. You MUST have another perspective, another point-of-view, another human being who can compassionately hold space for you as you uncover and face what you’ve been avoiding.
This is not a process for the faint of heart. It takes courage to really look at ourselves, to know we want and need change and that we need another human being to help us get to higher ground. It takes the ability to surrender, to let go of hanging on so tight, of trying to control the uncontrollable, to trust that there are answers beyond our own limited awareness.
To learn how to reconnect with the person you used to be mixed with the person you are becoming today. Life can squish us down. Life is fricking hard. People die. Heartbreak happens. The pain of it all! Why does all of this happen? GROWTH! That is the whole point to this crazy journey! To grow. To learn. To overcome. To evolve. NONE OF THIS IS FUN!!! In fact, it freaking sucks!
OK…the upside to all of this? BREAKTHROUGH! One day you wake up and see things differently. You care more about yourself today than you did yesterday. Shift happens. Perspective tilts. The clouds are whiter. The grass is greener. You feel the heart of your dog when you look in his eyes. Meaning. Life has meaning. THIS is what you’ve been missing!
The little things that didn’t matter before now have meaning. It’s really that simple and that hard. It’s what all of us want as human beings. To having joy, love, peace and meaning in our lives. It all begins with you. When you are ready.
What’s the worst that can happen? You won’t feel a connection with your coach when you do your Discovery Call. That is why we have them! It’s vitally important you feel a connection and a spark of inspiration. You should get a glimpse of what is possible for you. A glimmer of hope.
If you don’t feel it with the first one, try another and keep going until you feel it. You should feel comfortable with their way of speaking and listening. You should have the feeling that this person has what it takes to get you where you want to go. It should be a lovely combination of supporting you and challenging you. The best of all worlds! This is your path to growth and freedom.
Isn’t it about time to try something new? Something amazing might happen. You might have a breakthrough! Did you know it’s relatively easy to change your thoughts? Changing our thoughts about a thing changes our feelings about a thing…Wait…what? I KNOW! Amazing!