Having the life of our dreams or something else starts with us. Taking care of ourselves enables us to better relate to family, friends, co-workers and executive leaders. Taking ownership and responsibility for our lives means taking the time to sometimes make it all about us.
When you feel good, have direction, experience creativity and are re-energized, you know you are on the path to the life you want. But, how do you get to that place of well-being when you have so many demands on your life?
1. You can get advice.
Advice is “Guidance or recommendations concerning prudent future actions, typically given by someone who is considered knowledgeable or authoritative”. Oxford Dictionaries
At times, advice may be needed as you sort out a situation. However, as it is someone else telling you what you need to or should do, it might not be right for you. For this reason, advice might not reflect your values, be too demanding, or miss the direction you want to go in your life.
2. You can hire a consultant.
A consultant, according to Oxford Dictionaries, is a person who “provides expert advice professionally”.
Even though a consultant is an advice-giver you pay for expertise, their advice may or may not hit the target. The best situation is when the consultant has listened well, taking into account your values, goals, dreams and the direction you want to go in your personal and professional life.
To better serve their clients, many consultants have been training to become coaches and adding coaching to their professional services.
3. You can hire a coach.
Life and Business Coaching is a refreshing alternative to advice given by others. Coaching is about you.
Coaching opens up the world of, “What if…”
What if the results you experienced were all about you; your hopes, dreams and goals? What if you felt heard, selected options that would work best for you, identified roadblocks, chose action steps you could own and felt empowered?
Coaching starts with discovery of your values, goals, dreams, needs and direction. From this foundation of discovery you identify your goals, roadblocks, action steps and then celebrate your life and business successes.
Life is about you, so explore coaching. The MCA Coach offers an introduction to coaching. Life is about you. The better you are, the more you will enjoy your life, relationships and where you are going. Coaching Skills for Your Life.