But, how does this work?
The following are the basics of coaching and how it can help you:
First, as with any journey, we must start with a realistic understanding of our current location: the “You Are Here” on our map. A coach will discuss your current environment to assist you in establishing this base.
Second, what good is a journey without a clear vision of where we want to go? A coach will aid in uncovering your vision and WHY you want to go there. The WHY is incredibly important. Truly understanding your purpose will motivate you in a greater way when the road gets rough and provide fulfillment in your life.
Third, once we know where we are, where we are going, and why we want to go there, a coach will help create a map with “turn-by-turn” directions to get to the desired destination. This map should include landmarks to measure and celebrate the success. After all, we should be enjoying this journey. Enjoying the journey means more than just setting and meeting goals. Truly enjoying the journey means that you find balance between life and work. You should have the capacity to invest into the people and activities that bring you joy.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, a coach will walk this path with you to assist in removing road blocks, opening your eyes to blind spots, discussing issues as they arise, celebrating the successes or learning from the losses along the way, and reminding you of the destination. This is done with open conversation, tools to help overcome obstacles, and accountability.
Ask yourself these simple questions.
Are you frustrated because you can’t “fit it all in”? Are you sick of “missing out on life” because you are so consumed by your to-do list? Are you tired of running in place with no real destination or map to get there?