Life coaches have gained popularity in recent years, particularly among business professionals. Deciding whether you need one, however, can be a little tricky. Here, Keith Orie – an entrepreneur from Temple, Texas, outlines five points that can indicate that hiring a life coach could be beneficial for you.
You have big dreams but aren’t sure how to realize them
We can’t all be good at everything. Everyone is unique, and our strengths and weaknesses vary widely.
Having the creative mind to envision an excellent finish is not related to knowing how to chart a course from the beginning to the end. That is a different skill altogether.
A critical key to success is learning to embrace what you do well. Outsource what you don’t do well. There is no shame in not being able to do it all. No one can.
A life coach is a partner. They bring their skills to the relationship, and you bring yours. Your contribution may be a vision of what the result should look like. Their talent is to plan. They will help you put all the steps required to achieve your goal in the right order and at the right time.
You tend to slack off when you’re not accountable to someone else
Distractions are everywhere. Your phone is a near-constant stream of alerts and messages designed to capture your attention. Staying focused on a single task is a real challenge for millions of people.
Being accountable to someone else for staying on task can overpower your screen addiction. Just knowing that you will need to account for your time will help you use it more wisely. It’s easy to let ourselves down, but fear of disappointing someone else is an effective motivator. Use it to your advantage.
A life coach will be that someone else that expects you to perform at your best. Their success is tied to your success. You won’t want to let them down.
You sometimes talk yourself out of your good ideas
It is not uncommon for people to strike upon a great idea then listen to the doubting voice in their heads until they give up before they even started. We are not usually our best sounding boards.
While it’s true that not every idea is a good idea, we are not always the best judge of our own thoughts. A life coach is an objective sounding board. They are not as emotionally invested in your vision so that they can offer an objective opinion. They can’t hear all the doubts you have in your head, so they are in a better position to give advice.
You sometimes give up when things get difficult
Giving up on ourselves can be easy. We get started with a fire in our belly, but when things get tough, we look for excuses, and enthusiasm wanes.
It can be immensely helpful to have someone help us keep the dream alive, someone to encourage us and remind us of why we started in the first place. This pillar to lean on in difficult times is the role of a life coach.
You are about to make a big life decision
Whether it is marriage, divorce, or a new job, making a big life decision can be confusing. We tend to get bound up in “what if.” It can be paralyzing, and we end up in a passive position letting things happen to us rather than acting in our best interest.
A life coach can walk you through major life choices, helping you see the pitfalls and potentials you may have overlooked. Having someone to work with you can give you the confidence you need to move forward.
About Keith Orie
Keith Orie is a certified professional life coach in Temple, Texas, and an Advanced Medical Sales, LLC owner. He started the company to give patients a chance to live a life not dependent on pain relief medication or invasive procedures. Providing medical professionals access to an extensive range of top-of-the-line durable medical equipment helps provide patients with adequate pain relief treatment.