If you’re a person who is highly engaged, excited about your work, and reaching your goals, hopefully that keeps you inspired and on track on a daily basis. But, a number of forces compete with our well-being that can chip away at our motivation over time.
See if any of these symptoms sound familiar: You’re overwhelmed, discouraged, exhausted, and you feel disengaged. When you feel your motivation starting to wane, you need to get your groove back, to pick yourself up and get back to a place where you feel strong, energized, and positive again. The bad news is that this can be a challenge. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone.
Successful people have sworn by life coaches for years, but a lot of people are still hesitant to hire one. A life coach can help you figure out what you want to do with your life and, more importantly, they can help you figure out how to do it. Many people think that they don’t need help and that they can do everything by themselves. The truth is that it always helps to have support, especially the support of an experienced professional who can aid you in getting where you want to be without wasting any excess time or money.
Here are 11 major signs that you may be in need of a life coach:
1. You Feel Lost
Friends and family can provide advice and listen to you vent. But you need a life coach if you want to determine what really matters to you in an honest way and make a strategic plan on how to move forward. One thing that life coaches are great at is helping people find their way when they are feeling lost and confused. If you have come to a point where you don’t know who you are or what you want, working with a life coach is the perfect starting point for your new life journey.
2. You Doubt Yourself
If you are doubting yourself, a life coach can work with you and help you to find some clarity. Much of the time we know what we want deep down inside, but we become confused by the world around us and the many “shoulds” that may enter our lives on a daily basis. A life coach can help you realize what your dreams are as well as the best way you can reach them.
3. You Have A Vision, But No Clear Plan
There are times where you may have a goal or vision, but have no clue as to how to achieve it. It is a life coach’s job to guide you through the steps of creating a plan of action so that you can get to where you want to be. A lot of great ideas go unrealized due to a lack of organization and clarity, and the world misses out every time.
4. You are ready to level up.
You are ready to ask for a $40K raise, switch to an entirely new industry, and double your rates. But the feat seems impossible. Fear and limiting beliefs often stand between where you are and where you want to be. A coach will help you build more confidence and work to achieve those goals that feel impossible.
5. You Don’t Always Follow Through
If you need someone to help keep you accountable, an online life coach is the best person to have at your side. If you tend to give up or downplay the importance of some of your obligations, you may want to have someone there to remind you to finish what you started and help you to stay motivated.
6. Overwhelmed-ness. If you’re feeling lost in your to-do list, unable to focus, and challenged in making a plan of attack on how to get things done, a coach can help you sort priorities and get focused, allowing you to feel more in control. Coaches help organize your time so you’re not missing the vacations and time you need to maintain your mental health.
7. You Tend to Forget Things
If you’re always forgetting to do things like pick up the dry cleaning or take out the trash, are you really going to trust yourself wholeheartedly with your future? Having a life coach will help you stay responsible and keep you on track with your goals and dreams.
8. You Don’t Have a Lot of Time to Waste
Does anybody have time to waste these days? The fact of the matter is life can be hectic and people are busy. Wasting time going around in circles, trying to reach your goals, will only take up more of your precious time than you have to give. Working with a life coach will save you time by helping you find solutions faster and by keeping you on your path so that you can get to where you’re going as quickly as possible.
9. You want to save time and money.
Coaching is an investment of time and energy, but your ROI is exponential — more time, more energy, more happiness, more fulfillment, more peace of mind. Coaching is also a financial investment. Ask yourself:
How much is having a job I love worth?
How much is having a life I love worth?
How much is my time worth?
How much is my happiness worth?
How much am I worth?
10. You are Susceptible to Stress
If you’re someone who becomes easily stressed or frustrated, trying to do things on your own, without any support, will only add to your frustration. You will save yourself a lot of energy, and you will prevent stress and burning yourself out by hiring a life coach to be your support along the way to achieving your goals. Not only will a life coach shed some clarity onto your path, but they can also show you relaxation techniques and exercises to help you deal with your stress.
11. You Need To Improve Your Health
If your health could use some attention and renovating, coaches can help you plan out your meals and determine which foods will benefit you and which are hurting your body. If you want to get into shape fast, it’s best not to go it alone. It can be enormously frustrating to want success and quality of life and somehow not be able to attain it. A coach can help you reconnect to your internal motivation for doing things, and reconnect with the things that you love and want to do.
If any of the above sounds like you, it’s time to hire a life coach. Many of the most successful people on the planet have had life coaches and continue to receive support from professional consultants. You can only benefit from the services a life coach has to offer, and you will get to where you want to be more quickly when you have someone to lean on for friendship and guidance.
If you want to feel more joy, more excitement, more inspiration, let’s have a chat. I have 3 spots available for private coaching. Maybe it’s not you. Maybe it’s your mother, brother, partner, co-worker or friend who needs a boost. I’d love to help. Send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching is confidential and available 7 days a week by appointment.
About Dr. Gabby
Gabrielle Pelicci, Ph.D. aka “Dr. Gabby” has traveled to more than 40 countries to study practices in health, wellness and spirituality. In addition to her doctoral research on holistic medicine, she is certified in Mind-Body Medicine, Massage Therapy, Energy Medicine, Yoga, Health & Wellness Coaching, Herbalism, Permaculture and Mindfulness Meditation. She has coached hundreds of people just like you and has 16 years experience teaching at top universities.