Are you thinking of working with a life coach?
Maybe you have some big life goals that you’re serious about chasing down!
Or maybe you need a little help to get un-stuck and to start feeling better about yourself!
There are lots of reasons why working with a coach might be the right idea for you.
But maybe might now right now you’re wondering if it’s really worth it.
And I get it! Until a few years ago, I would never have considered working with a life coach! (Much less considered becoming one myself!) When I was in school for psychology, life coaching was never presented to us as a career option.
But in the last decade or so, life coaching has shifted from being something of a “fringe” activity to going very mainstream. It used to be considered something that only very rich or successful people could do. But today life coaching has become much more normalized.
(Just like how personal trainers used to be considered something only rich and famous people have! Nowadays it’s very common for “normal” people to have their own trainers.)
Of course, it’s possible to build those things on your own. But having an outside person to help you not only motivates you to keep going but it can also help you to create new breakthroughs and achieve your goals at lightning speed.
Remember, the whole purpose of you being a human here on the planet is to be divinely, wonderfully YOU! It’s very difficult to live up to your true purpose when you’re falling into old habits and wallowing around in fear and self-doubt!
So today I thought I would share some reasons why you need a life coach–just in case you were inspired to start taking your life to the next level!
7 Reasons Why You Need A Life Coach
Why You Need A Life Coach Reason #1:
Let’s face it! Despite our best intentions, most of us tend to wimp out when it comes to putting our grand life plans into action. Even though we really want the great relationship, the money, the career success, we also always manage to find a way to come up short for ourselves.
However, this is just human nature–and definitely not a reflection of your actual capabilities!
For example: take two people who want to start a workout routine. One person commits to getting up and going running every morning while the other signs up with a trainer and commits to going to the gym every morning. Which person do you think will have the most success? Obviously, it’s the person who picked the trainer! When we have someone else there watching our every move, we are way less likely to slack on our commitments.
It’s the same when it comes to life coaching! Yes of course you can make any change you set your mind to! But sometimes the extra push of having someone else helping you is what makes your commitment really stick.
Why You Need A Life Coach Reason #2:
Check Your Blind Spots
Humans are creatures of habit, which is both good and bad. On the one hand, if you have a habit that’s working for you then everything is great! Your happiness/success/health is on autopilot with that habit. But when the habit isn’t so great? Then it’s going to continue to pop up and create blocks on your way to success!
The real problem with habits is that they are so ingrained in us that sometimes we don’t even realize they’re even there! We think the way we do things is “just the way it is”–when maybe the way you’re doing something is exactly what’s holding you back!
When you get stuck in a pattern, it’s all too easy to fall into victim mode and to blame the world around you. (“Why does this keep happening to me?”) A coach can help you to see the situation differently, effectively freeing you from your self-made prison of suffering.
Why You Need A Life Coach Reason #3:
We already know a life coach can help you to see the blocks that are holding you back in life! However, this process can go much deeper if you have a coach who’s trained in subconscious reprogramming.
The battle between our conscious desires and our subconscious needs is actually what creates so much friction in our life! Our good intentions are simply not enough to manifest.
We want something–yet it seems that no matter what we do we face obstacle after obstacle and end up back in the same place. But despite how this feels, it’s actually us who’s getting in our own way, through the limiting beliefs, unhelpful programming and negative ideas we hold about ourselves and the world.
Of course you can begin the process of subconscious reprogramming on your own! But working with a coach who’s trained in NLP (or something similar) will help you get the results you desire so much faster.
Why You Need A Life Coach Reason #4:
Shift Your Identity
We’ve all experienced a loss of momentum when it comes to our goals! Just think about your New Years Resolutions for example! We often have the best of intentions for going to the gym, eating healthy etc. But by the time February rolls around, most of us are right back to our old patterns. Frustrating, right?
The reason for that is that our inner identity simply has not changed to what we want it to be! You are attempting to make your actions change your identity when it should really be the other way around. For this example, it’s crucial to start thinking of yourself as a person who’s invested in his or her health. Your actions will always reflect who you really think you are so it’s important to address that part of the equation! And a life coach can definitely help you to do that.
Why You Need A Life Coach Reason #5:
Boost Your Self-Worth
As you might know if you’ve been hanging around here for a while: self-worth is really the key to manifestation! When we don’t feel worthy of our desires, of course we’re going to have difficulty manifesting them.
This has a lot to do with our identity but our worth plays a big role as well! Most of us have some pretty outdated and damaged ideas about what we’re worthy of.
Why You Need A Life Coach Reason #6:
Focus On You
No matter how invested you are in self-care, you might still be missing out on some real “me time”. We all have partners, friends and family who love us. But even though they support us, they might not support us in the way we really need it.
Many times our friends and family can actually get in the way of what we really want! When it comes down to it, change can be seen as threatening by those around us. They don’t want us to change because they want to keep us “safe” (and thereby keep themselves “safe” too!). But of course that often just pushes us farther away from what we really want.
Sometimes you need someone with a more neutral perspective who is really willing to listen to your desires and to push you towards achieving them. A life coach will hold space for both who you are now and who you really want to become!
Why You Need A Life Coach Reason #7:
Go All In
Hiring a life coach is about much more than a monetary transaction! Once you start paying for something, you send a subconscious signal to your brain to start really taking it seriously. This is magic! Theoretically, you could be working with a low-quality coach and still achieve amazing results just because of this new level of commitment. So just imagine what your world would be like if you worked with a great coach?
Working with a coach is a massive sign that you’re willing to go all in about busting through limiting beliefs and finally feeling good about yourself. You’re showing up with your money (which is a form of energy), your time and your commitment to yourself. Yes of course, you are definitely capable of setting goals for yourself! But when you’re paying someone and you’re sticking to a coaching schedule (like 3 or 6 months) you will likely push yourself that much farther during that time period.
Of course, there is a ton of magic in the coaching practice itself. But there’s even more magic in the simple process of committing to the coaching process and showing up fully for your dreams.
So tell me: what would you want to work on with a life coach (like me)? Which aspect of life coaching do you think would make the biggest difference in your life?
Whether you decide to start working with me as your life coach or with someone else, I hope this post was helpful! Your biggest takeaway today should simply be understanding that a coach will help you bust through and radically shift your life! If you’re tired of spinning your wheels and getting stuck in fear then maybe it’s time for you to take action.