Life Coaches are very popular today. Most successful people have a coach, mentors or someone who has helped them along the way. Here are some reasons why one can help you:
1) People naturally perform better when they have someone to be accountable to. It’s a fact that if you partner up with someone, they will help you to stick to your plan. Have you tried dieting for years, only to fall back into old habits? What if you tried partnering up with a friend? I’ve tried this one myself and with much greater success when I had a partner. That’s how a life coach operates. You tell them what your goals are and they hold you to them. They will press you to committing to a date when you have small steps completed and do all they can to encourage you along the way.
2) Hiring a life coach means commitment. Let’s face it, if you’re paying the service to help you, you most likely won’t just throw the investment away. Most coaches charge between $150-$850 a month for services. Who wants to commit to that, and then not take advantage of it? No one. If you’re willing to pay for it, you’re most likely serious about getting somewhere.
3) Having a big goal means you’ll need all the support you can get. Remember the second word of “life coach” is “coach”. Your “coach” does just what a Little League coach would do…they show you how to succeed and stick with you throughout the process. They encourage you and give you tips and tricks. They are your cheer leader, but with honest (sometimes brutally honest) feedback. A life coach relationship isn’t like a friend. A friend may sugar-coat things and try to not hurt your feelings. Your coach, while they won’t go out of their way to hurt anyone’s feelings, will give you an objective educated opinion on what needs to happen for you to reach your goals. They aren’t paid to sugar-coat life. They are paid to make you succeed at whatever your goal is.
These are the most frequently heard reasons I’ve heard for hiring a life coach, throughout my practice. I could give you tons more that are more specific, but most fall into general categories. If you’re looking to truly better yourself and push yourself, try hiring a coach. They can help you reach your goals sooner and give you added resources throughout the process.
About the Author
Anya is owner and operator of My Coach Anya, a Chicago-based life coaching business. Visit her resources at http://www.mycoachanya.com.