Why on earth would you hire a Life Coach?
I love the feedback we have gotten from this week’s posts. So many of you have written me to say you see the points of where you could use a life coach. If I have not gotten to your email yet I promise you will hear back from me soon.
Today is another great reason: the fact that a life coach is able to show you some insights into yourself. We are able to use the ways we teach, the life lessons, if you will, to show you how to grow, but also to show you how to understand yourself.
If you ever get to see me speak, you know I almost always have a 3×5 index card in my hand if I do not have a place to set it while I talk. One thing I have learned about my topics when I speak is I can get off track depending on the way the people in the room react to the subject. So my little card keeps me on the point, it keeps me in the time frame I’ve planned on so I can touch on everything I mean to in the time allotted to me to speak.
The other thing I know about myself is that I must keep myself motivated to do little things like writing these posts each day. I learned how to do that from working with a coach myself. One thing I learned was that I do best when I start each day with a particular playlist on iTunes. I have a motivational playlist, and use it to start my day. It keeps me in a positive mood when I must work and don’t want to.
I also have learned that even though it takes minimal exercise to keep me in shape, I am getting older and one of my goals for next year is to start riding my mountain bike again. I also want to change my eating habits again to give myself more energy and better health as I get older. These are things I learned about myself by having a health coach.
In your life, you have many things that you can do to keep yourself on track. You may be like me and read articles on self-improvement and setting goals. Maybe you have a friend to keep you accountable. But in all of that are you able to get a good insight into who you really are? Do you have someone to point out the areas you need growth in? Do you have a way to actually find the things you are better at?
As a life coach and entrepreneur coach, I am able to work with clients and not only show them areas of improvement with the actions they take, but in some cases I am able to show them an area they are really good at and maybe help them to develop a new income stream they never thought possible. Even my wife-to-be, Gwynne, has found some great things she likes to do and ways that we are able to put her skills to work. She started a Lady Biker Blog last year and it gives her creative ideas for using her bike not only for fun but making the daily trips to and from work a challenge. As a coach we are always looking for ways to help you improve your life.
So a few weeks ago I was able to show someone who recently started working with me how to experience what they really wanted their life to be like. This person wanted to feel less stress in life, yet be able to continue meeting their responsibilities while building the passion they wanted. I gave them the assignment to lock themselves in the bathroom and play the guitar naked.
Each aspect of this assignment represented something in life: locking the door kept the stress of the world out; playing the guitar represented living a passion; playing naked represented the fact that they wanted to be free from the world. Now we are in the process of creating the world this person wants to live in. The strange assignment shows what the inner self wanted to do.
A life coach will read you and help you see what we’re reading. The great part about it is you will come out owning the ideas, as we are here to get you to think of what you want and we use practical lessons to bring it out of you. I told that client I was going to share that story the person said that was ok. It was kind of out there, but it worked. I would never give an assignment that did not benefit you as a person.
So what do you want to know about yourself? I’m Tim Gillette, the Rocker Life Coach. It’s time to live your dream, to love what you do and those you share life with. Are you ready to learn more about your inner self and become a RockStar in your world?
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