6 Signs You Need a Life Coach
Do you need a life coach? ‘Life coaching’ may seem like the latest in a long line of buzzwords making their way into our 21st-century vernacular, when in fact the practice has been around for decades. Akin to therapists like counsellors or psychologists, life coaches have been helping people to change their lives for the better for many years. In fact, many of the skills that a good life coach possesses are very similar to those of a counsellor or psychologist. The ability to understand your underlying issues, to get to the heart of the matter, and to develop real, workable strategies to reach your goals are all key competencies that a successful life coach has.
Successful people the world over have been crediting life coaches for their achievements for years, and a quick YouTube search will offer you dozens of results of famous and wealthy people who’ve made use of a life coach to better their lives. And yet, this may lead you to believe that only the rich and powerful employ the services of a life coach. Nothing could be further from the truth. A life coach can help anyone with getting their life on track. Here are 6 signs that you need a life coach.
1. You’re feeling lost
A life coach is not just for someone who knows where they want to be. Life coaching can offer something to anyone who is feeling at a loss and doesn’t know what they should be doing with their life. Have you been caught up in work, school and family commitments for so long that you haven’t even had time to imagine what your goals for the future might be? Perhaps you’re wondering what your purpose is? You might be sick of your job, but just don’t know what else you might find challenging and enjoyable? These are questions that your life coach can help you with. If you just feel stuck and don’t know where to start, you should get in touch with a life coach today.
2. You’re going nowhere, fast
Maybe you’ve already got a goal in mind, and you know exactly where you want to be – but you feel as though you’re miles away from reaching it? Don’t worry. Not everyone is an expert planner, and when it comes to planning out the steps to your dream career or major life goal, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees. Thankfully, setting goals and making plans to reach them are things that life coaches excel at. A life coach can help you to uncover the roadblocks you’re facing and develop strategies to overcome them. You might even discover a few things that you didn’t know about yourself which have been holding you back for years. A life coach is someone who’s particularly good at spotting hidden traits like these, and they can help you to move past them.
3. You don’t have time for it
A meditation instructor once asked his student “Why haven’t we seen you here in so long?” to which the student replied, “I just don’t have time”.
“Aha!” the instructor responded. “Then you need to be here more than anybody.”
Think you don’t have time for a life coach? You just might be someone who needs a life coach most! Everyone is busy these days and taking care of all our responsibilities can be overwhelming. If you have goals, but you just don’t have the time to dedicate to achieving them, you need a life coach. Your life coach can help you to organise your time better and find more time for the things you want to do. They can set you a clear plan for reaching your goals and help to mark your milestones along the way. If you think you don’t have time to change your life remember, the journey starts with a single step. Also worth considering what your priorities are in life, and how much time you waste in front of the TV or scrolling on social media?
4. You don’t think you’re worth it
Do you doubt that you have the potential to achieve the things you really want? Maybe you even have trouble admitting to yourself your deepest desires, because you think they are foolish? Self-doubt is something that most of us experience at some point – and some of us experience almost constantly. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Doubt is one of the greatest thieves of joy and can stop you from achieving what you’re really worthy of. Think about those you admire the most. Whether they be a celebrity, a sports star, or a great businessperson, each of them had to start somewhere. If you do a little research, you’ll find that most of the people you admire didn’t have it all worked out from the start. Don’t think you’re worth investing in? Your life coach will prove to you that you are.
5. You’re not good at following through
Are you the type of person who starts a diet and exercise regime only to throw in the towel after a couple of weeks? Perhaps you’ve joined sporting or social clubs and only managed to make a few of the meetings? You might just find yourself too tired, too stressed, or too busy to manage your commitments. If this sounds like you, then a life coach could be the answer to all these problems and more. Having trouble sticking to a plan is something that a lot of people experience. It may stem from a lack of motivation or simply a sense of overwhelm, when life gets in the way. Whatever the reason, a life coach can help with a range of things, including follow-through and maintaining motivation. Your life coach will develop plans for you which fit with your lifestyle and yet still challenge you to achieve more.
6. You just need a change
Whether it be career, lifestyle, health, relationships or something else: If you just need to make a change, but don’t know where to start, you need a life coach. Life coaches are masters of change and are experts at helping people to realise their dreams. Even if you’re not sure what it is that you need to change, your life coach can help you to live a better, more fulfilled life. Part counsellor, part motivator, part trusted advisor – your life coach can take an impartial look at your life and help you to discover what needs to change. And best of all, they’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure that you’re supported throughout these changes.
If you’ve been thinking about making a change, and you need some help in achieving your goals, a life coach may be the answer. The experienced life coaches at Integrated Health Specialists are experts in helping clients to understand what’s stopping them, and in helping them to make a plan to overcome their hurdles. With support at every stage, your life coach will help you to realise your dreams. Reach out to find out more about our range of life coaching programs, and get started on your journey today!