What is life coaching? You will find that these types of coaches will specialize in certain areas of your life so that you can become a better person and find some personal success. You will find that it can work for areas like careers, transition coaching, personal coaching, health awareness coaching, parenting coaching and entrepreneur coaching. This is a person who will come in and tell you what you could do in order to find specific success. They will help guide you through the emotional ride and help you find the success that you are looking for. You will need to keep in mind that there are many coaching businesses that are very expensive. This can be as expensive as therapy. If you are looking to make this something that you will be able to afford, then you are going to want to follow some of the tips in this article.
First, you need to realize that your goals are not going to be met from just your own motivation. You may need to ask your close friends or even family members to sit down with you and show you ways to get over some of your obstacles and work towards a specific goal. It may seem that these people can be your coach, however, you are just asking them to motivate you and then you are going to have to rely on yourself to get the job done. This is a great approach for those who lack confidence but not for those who are procrastinators.
For those who are procrastinators (& I include myself in this category on occasion!), you are going to need a lot more than just motivation and confidence, but you are going to have to have someone there to help you get through it. Basically, you will need to consider paying for the coach to help you plan so that you have a sense of direction. If you have a wife/husband or partner you may want to jump into this together. You need to set the path together and be each other’s support system so that you can work closely with each other, but it also means that you are going to have to find a lot of time for each other.
Another thing to consider may be to see a counsellor and not a therapist. A counsellor is very different. They may have a degree in social studies, but they are not licensed therapists. They are not allowed to give you psychotherapy and they are just there as a friend that you can come to when you are feeling a bit overwhelmed. They will help do some research with you and learn how you can meet your goals together. They will not track your progress, but they may ask you to come in and see them every now and then so you can find the motivation to keep up the good work.
Keep in mind that there is some criticism of life coaches. It is not something that is regulated, because you don't have to have a degree or any real qualifications at all. Keep in mind that if something doesn't seem right, then you may not want to listen to the life coach, friend, family member or counsellor because they do not have a licensed degree or the right to tell you how you should do anything. Sometimes it is just best to confide in a close friend or relative because you never have to pay for that, however, you are able to judge the person's motive and you also have a trust based on friendship. This may sound better to a person than hiring someone because at least you know that there is a line there and you can really open up about some of your fears and obstacles that may hold you back. Whatever you decide to do, remember, you can always change your mind until you find the right fit.