Do you often feel lost and directionless? Then you’re not alone.
I frequently see people drifting through life without really knowing where they’re heading. Working with a coach can help you to change that, by enabling you to focus and figure out your true purpose and potential. Once you’ve identified your goals, a coach will help you plan out manageable actions you need to take, so you don’t feel overwhelmed by the sheer scale of the journey.
As a coach I like to think of myself as your wing woman. I’ll be there by your side motivating you and cheering you on but also calling you out when you tell me why you can’t do something; telling you what you really need to hear, not what you want to hear. So, what are you waiting for?
There are compelling reasons as to why it’s better to be working with a coach than going it alone:
1. Reach your potential faster
If you really want to get serious about achieving the success you deserve then coaching is a real must. By clarifying what that success looks like for you, breaking it down into smaller achievable chunks and motivating you to step it up a level, you will reach your true potential much faster than if you were attempting it alone.
2. Create a winning mindset
Much research has gone into elite sport, where it has long been apparent that physical excellence in the sport itself is not enough; enhanced performance results from a combination of mindset, personal attributes and skills, and physiological well-being. All elite athletes have coaches, but they are not just there to train the body, because what truly sets great sporting champions apart is their winning mindsets. Why should that be any different when you or I want to reach our personal goals or perform at the peak of our abilities? Attitude and mindset really do count, not only in sport, but in work and life as well. If you want to win, you need to think like a winner and create a can-do, positive, go-getting mindset.
3. Nip deadly procrastination in the bud
Maybe you already know what you need to do to achieve your goals, but you keep putting it off. Procrastination happens to us all from time to time, but it can be debilitating and hard to overcome alone. A good coach can really help, by making you accountable for your actions. When you’re only answerable to yourself, it’s all too easy to put it off until tomorrow but as we know, all too often tomorrow never comes. A coach will be there to be your conscience, giving you a supportive nudge in the right direction and requesting answers so that you don’t let yourself down.
4. Stay focused on your goals
Once you’ve worked out what you want, your coach will help you to clarify your specific goals and keep you focused on what’s really important. Often dreams can feel too big and daunting, and therefore too far out of reach. It’s also easy to be put off by everyday distractions, but a coach will help you break everything down and get focused on each individual step along your journey.
5. Gain a competitive advantage in business
Coaching can create extraordinary results, accelerating your success and helping you get where you want to be faster than you could on your own. A coach can provide that confidential, quiet space to focus, be a soundboard and help to problem-solve the priorities and challenges you face. They will enable you to gain a confidante in a space where you may find it difficult to talk to others. In addition, with their experience and unbiased opinions, and the action plan they’ll help you to build, you can gain a real competitive advantage in business.
6. Increase your confidence and get re-motivated
It’s easy to become demotivated and lose confidence in your own abilities when you’ve been struggling on your own for a while. Working with a coach can put you back on the right track, helping you to rediscover the confidence and motivation you may have lost.