This is something I’ve never talked about online, but it’s a story I’ve been waiting to share.

There are plenty of reasons why someone might seek coaching. Some might want to clarify their purpose. Others might want to reach a particular goal but need help getting there. And some might need more focus and productivity.

If you can relate to any of those reasons, then I can guarantee a life coach will help you, whether in your life or career. But they’re not the only reasons to seek the help of a coach.

Here are some others:

  • You are not as confident as you used to be.
  • You’re overwhelmed by your vision or you lack clarity.
  • What you’re doing isn’t supporting your goals.
  • You’re feeling negative.
  • You’re going through a huge transition.
  • You just want more purpose.

Those six reasons perfectly describe how I felt before I saw a life coach, even if I didn’t realize it. Today I want to tell you about my experience and how coaching helped me take the biggest leap of my life to self-employment. I hope my story will inspire you to seek out life coaching if it’s right for you.

How Seeing a Life Coach Helped Me Take the Biggest Leap of My Life:

1. A life coach will help to boost your confidence.

When I saw a life coach, my confidence was the lowest it had been in a very long time. And usually, confidence is what we need to take a step forward in building the life we really want.

We had conversations about my strengths, weaknesses, and fears, and she gave me exercises to do to help combat these. Often, you might find this brings up memories of hardship from your past that still affect you. This is important for you to recognize.

Don’t just push it back down — see if you can talk about it out loud. These hardships can usually contribute to some of your weaknesses and fears. But they can also contribute to your strengths. Once you understand this connection, your confidence will get a huge boost.

2. A life coach will help you gain clarity with your vision.

I’ve always been the type of person who wants to make the most of every minute. When I started meeting with a life coach, I felt like something more was meant for me in my career. I knew I was fed up with working in the corporate world and I couldn’t handle office politics any longer. Deep down, I knew I wanted to work for myself, but I thought I’d never get there.

That’s where my coach came in. She helped me not only find my vision but cope with my day job while I tried to make the transition to self-employment. Now I’ve been running my business for 7 months and it’s going better than I ever could have imagined.

3. A coach can help you focus on tasks to support your goals.

This was actually a huge realization for me. Once I understood my situation from an outside perspective and knew what I really wanted to work towards, my coach encouraged me to look at my current habits and tasks. As you may have guessed, they weren’t aligned with my goal of becoming self-employed, because the situation I was in was affecting me so much.

With the support of my coach, I realized I had to change my daily activities and make sure they were aligned with my true purpose. This small change, not just in the physical activities but in your mindset can help you make a big shift in your priorities.

4. A coach can help you be more positive.

When you’re going through a tough period in your life, your emotions will be all over the place. You’ll find yourself constantly reacting to things, which can cause a lot of stress — this is something I definitely suffered from.

Having a coach helped me get in tune with my emotions and explore the causes for them. I realized I was taking out my frustration on members of my family. My coach helped me change that. Her outside feedback was so valuable and helped me put a lot of things into perspective.

5. A coach can help you navigate through your transition.

This was something I didn’t realize in the beginning, but I was actually going through a huge transition in my life and career. I’d only recently moved in with my fiancé and I wanted to eventually become self-employed so I was working every extra hour under the sun.

A transition like this can create a lot of stress and it ends up affecting everyone around you. But the support a coach can provide you is incredible. We had a lot of reflective conversations to help me navigate my way through this transition.

6. A coach can help you find your purpose.

This is the one thing I’m grateful for the most in terms of what I got out of seeing a life coach. I knew I had to understand what drives me forward. What keeps me going every day. What helps me not give up. There was no surprise when I discovered this in the first session.

I’ve always loved helping people and making a difference and my life coach helped me turn my negative situation around to see if I could help the people involved instead. This was such a learning curve for me and taught me to fill your life with positivity, even when you’re being faced with the negative.

If you’re going through any of these issues or are in a similar situation to what I was in, I would highly recommend seeing a life coach. Even if it’s just for one session. You can try to work through these issues alone, but having a coach really will help you get to the life you want so much faster.

We all have huge potential and we all have a bigger purpose that we deserve to grasp with both hands. Don’t wait any longer for yours.

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