What can a life coach do for you?

Many successful business owners and individuals have sworn by the services of a life coach. Some people however want to try to figure out everything on their own without help.

A coach will work with you to help identify what you want to do with your life, and help you figure out what steps to take to get there.

A coach could be just what you are looking for.

Why some of the most successful people use life coaches

We know that sports stars use coaches to achieve their potential on the sports pitch, track or arena. Just like them, many modern day icons have credited their success to a coach or mentor – Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Leonardo DiCaprio, even Tony Robbins himself.

Using a life coach has helped these and may other successful people to move beyond roadblocks in their careers to take them to the next level.

So what are some of the signs that you need a life coach?:

1. You know what you SHOULD be doing, but you just can’t get started

You know the situation – we come up with many excuses as to why we haven’t started something. This might be “I don’t have enough time” or “Once X or Y happens, then I can start doing this.” There are many excuses, and most often these are to mask that we have a fear of failure, really want to get it right and therefore struggle to start.

2. You struggle with “follow through”

If having someone to keep you accountable is what you need, seeing a coach is ideal. The coach will encourage you to finish what you have started and keep you moving forward towards your goals. This is particularly important for business owners where it’s great being your own boss, but you are lacking a sounding board or your own boss to add a layer of accountability.

3. You want to change direction in your career

If you’re thinking of taking a step into a different profession, or setting up a business on your own, working with a life coach is a great way to increase your confidence and work through the actions needed to make this happen. You may know the ultimate destination but lack clarity on the steps needed to get there.

4. You don’t feel you are reaching your potential

As human beings, we generally achieve only a fraction of our potential. You might be jogging along just fine, not stepping out of your comfort zone, and not really reaching the true height to which you are destined. Working with a coach will help you to reach your potential, help you get serious about your goals and help keep you motivated to spark your success.

Just what could you achieve if you set your goals a bit higher?

5. You need help understanding yourself better and identifying your blind spots

In order to achieve success, it’s important to understand yourself, what makes you tick and where your blind spots are that may be holding your back. A coach will work with you to help you understand your strengths, weaknesses and barriers. Once you understand yourself more clearly, it becomes easier to move forward towards your goal of future success.

“Coaching works because it’s all about you. When you connect with what you really want and why, and take action – magical things can happen.” Emma-Louise Elsey

A coach will work with you to help you achieve success in any area of your life.

So the most important question is – can you really afford NOT to get a coach?