Do you ever feel like giving up? Maybe you have been learning a new skill and it isn’t happening fast enough. Perhaps you just don’t see how to do anything any differently to accomplish your goals. Maybe you’ve been building a business and it isn’t making money fast enough.
Being totally transparent with you, that is where I have been for the last month or so. I’ve been working on losing weight and that isn’t happening. I’ve wanted to get back to working out, but I’m not feeling very energetic. (I know, if I lost weight and/or just started back in with working out, I’d feel more energetic.) I’ve been building a business for several years and I still feel like I’m at square one.
This. This right here is exactly why I have a coach. He is able to talk me off the ledge, provide encouragement and show me how far I have actually come. He did that for me last week. He sees what I can’t and is able to refocus me, cheer for me, and remind me of my why.
But most of all, my coach can get me back on track and work through some of the noise going on in my head. (I tend to overthink and maybe you do too.) He was able to see that my energy was low and my actions weren’t aligned with what I said I wanted. He reminded me that there is someone, many someones, who need what I have to offer. Who need the support I can give to them. Who are tired of where they are and are ready to make a change.
If you’ve read any of my other posts, you know how much language makes a difference in how you talk to yourself. And sometimes, I need someone to call my language, both spoken and unspoken, out. That is what a good coach does: Calls it out and helps you change it so that it can help you achieve your dreams.
My thoughts, kept to myself, of course, centered around how I had worked so hard, how tired I was, how I didn’t know what to do, and how I didn’t know if I would ever get to the point I wanted. In ANY area of my life. When I shared this with my coach, maybe the first time I had been totally vulnerable with him, he was able to assist me in redirecting the thoughts and actions that I get to choose in order to meet my goals.
How do I know that worked? I haven’t accomplished my goals yet. But I have taken some major steps to get things done that I’ve been avoiding. I knew I had been avoiding them, but when it’s out in the open, it’s harder to ignore. In just a week, I have received evidence that my work is still paying off. I am on the right track and my belief has been restored.
Is that a compelling reason to talk to a coach? Is getting rid of your crazy thinking and moving on to accomplish your goals worth making a change. Is having someone who can look at what you are going through and where you have been in order to help you find your answer something that would help you excel? How about getting rid of some of the many unconscious programs that dictate how you experience life? Would that be something that would interest you?
I was looking for these things when I started my journey years ago. I was in emotional pain. I was confused about why I reacted the way I did and why I kept making the same mistakes over and over. It was worth it for me to hire a coach and it has paid off, not just financially, but emotionally.
If you would like to talk about how a coach might benefit you and how coaching with me might look, hit me up. Send me a comment in the Contact Me section or text “Coaching” to 206-309-6580 and I’ll respond. (Yes, it’s me, not a bot!) I would love to meet you and support you.