Are You Ready for a Coach?
Coaching, in its modern format, has been around for a long time's. People still think of it as something new, but in reality, Coaching has been around for millennia. Throughout history, every King has had an Advisor (Coach) in every culture. Every military leader has had a Strategist (Coach), every World Class Athlete has had a trainer (Coach), and every Entertainer has had a Manager (Coach).
There has never been a period in mankind's history where Coaches did not exist.
Sure, it might have looked a little different, but Coaching is as old as the hills. Modern day Coaching may be more refined and a lot more commercially viable, but the principles remain the same.
What Does a Coach Do?
Coaches have the skills and knowledge to advise, support, and encourage their client.
Here's a Coaching Checklist for how a coach helps:
- Make sound decisions and take effective actions
- See beyond their own blindspots
- Recognize and then work through their own mindset blocks
- Get recharged, realigned and re-inspired
- Resolve their challenges in the most efficient way possible
- Learn from the process, so they can repeat it whenever they want
- Move from stuck to unstuck and progress much more quickly
A coach shows you how to build a business that you love and have it love you back!
"At Lights On Business, we show you how to get a business you love and a business that loves you back."
A coach also has the ability to remain detached from the issues at hand. Consider the wise words of Albert Einstein: "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them"
Life is definitely more complex today and it certainly seems to be speeding up every time you turn around. Thoughts of overwhelm, burnout or even giving up can turn up.
The question we need to ask ourselves is this: "Am I avoiding getting help by spending time and money on this issue trying to figure it out for myself?"
Many people will say that they want to change themselves, their life, their job, or their circumstances; but in real terms, it is tough to do without outside support. We delay, procrastinate, and make excuses. Think of how often New Year's Resolutions fall by the wayside by the end of February.
People who hire a Coach are not ordinary people. They are inspired and have vision. They embrace change along with the unknown that brings and are prepared to get fully engaged in making positive changes in their life. They have a sense of urgency, and they want someone they can lean on, confide in, use as a sounding board, and rely on to help them make the inevitable tough decisions that they can see on the horizon.
They know that what they invest in a coach will pay off in igniting their progress.
In this interview with Fortune, Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google and author of "Trillion Dollar Coach", had this to say about coaching and everybody's need for a coach:
"Every famous athlete, every famous performer has somebody who's a coach. Somebody who can watch what they're doing and say, "Is that what you really meant? Did you really do that?" They can give them perspective. The one thing people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps."
A coach brings out the best in you.
Is Hiring a Coach Right For You?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Are you at a point where NOT taking action is costing you time and money?
- Do you feel stuck in your struggles or plateaued out?
- Could you use encouragement and sage advice in moving forward?
- Are you ready to take a big leap forward and claim your unique genius gifts and bring them into the world?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, perhaps a coach can get you moving in the right direction to help you create the life you desire - and sooner rather than later.