02 Nov Why Should I Hire a Coach (continued!)
1. I want to make changes or advance my career.
2. I want to be more effective in the way I work or manage my business.
3. I need help to develop my ideas into work that is both financially and personally rewarding.
4. I want to become a stronger leader and learn how to better manage people.
5. I want to build my brand and position myself as an expert in my field.
Now, here are five more reasons (numbers 6 – 10!) that you should hire an accountability coach.
6. I need help to determine appropriate action steps that will allow me to meet my goals.
Reaching a goal we have set for ourselves can sometimes seem daunting, unless we make a plan. When you break a goal down into actionable stages, each with specific tasks, that goal doesn’t seem so far-fetched and the individual steps themselves feel attainable. When it’s your own goal, you may be too close to the situation to be able to see the possible path. When you talk through a goal with a coach, they can help you create the action steps to turn your goal into reality.
7. I need help to structure and organize my workday and schedule so I can get more done in less time.
Do you ever write a list at the beginning of the day, but by the end of the day it feels like all you’ve done is add more to the list without being able to cross anything out – at least not completely? Distractions are a list and time killer. Coaches will share strategies that will help avoid the things (or people) that are sucking up your time unnecessarily, allowing you to accomplish more without wasting time.
8. I want to improve my productivity and time management skills.
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.”-Stephen Covey
Are you scheduling your priorities? When you want to or need to do something important, are you making that goal your priority and creating your tasks based on that priority? Improve productivity by scheduling your time around goal-achieving tasks. A coach can show you how to change your time management mindset.
9. I need to establish stronger boundaries so that my time and energy are respected by others.
Identify the essential and eliminate the rest. Your time is a limited commodity. If you aren’t consciously focusing your time and energy on what’s important, you won’t have any left. But setting boundaries can be hard. You don’t want to let people down, and it’s tough to say no when people ask for help. But when you learn to set boundaries, you are showing others that your time is valuable. Your coach will show you how to approach boundary setting so that you can approach others’ requests with kindness while still remaining focused on your goals.
10. I want to be more compassionate and less critical of myself and others.
We are all our own worst critic. It’s a lot easier to see your flaws and kick yourself for them than it is to see your strengths and areas where you rock. Approaching ourselves with compassion, patience and forgiveness is important. Being compassionate to yourself is the first step in learning how to have more compassion for others. The Dalai Lama is considered by many to be a master life coach. He said, “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.”
Coaching isn’t a one-size fits all relationship. Spend time getting to know what a coach values and how he or she lives their life. And find someone you respect and can learn from.
Do you identify with any of these scenarios? If so, I’d love to talk to you about coaching!
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