A life coach is someone who helps you at every stage of life. Right from managing your personal life to giving you advice on relationships and career, a life coach is like a pillar of strength that you can rely upon. But why rely upon anyone else, when you can be your own life coach.
Availing professional services of a life coach can be an expensive affair. You can instead opt for self coaching, and steer your way onto the path of success.
Find out how to be your own life coach in 6 easy steps.
Introspect to observe your behavior and thoughts. You need to critically analyze yourself. This will help you assess your strengths, weaknesses, and the areas that need improvement. Always remember that you can only fix a problem when you first identify it.
Experts say that you should rank your satisfaction to the following 8 aspects of your life on a scale of 1 – 10. It would be:
- Family/ Relationships
- Personal Development
- Physical Environment
2. Know when to start
It is imperative to know the starting point to be your own life coach. You are the best judge of your life situations, so take control yourself. Analyze your present situation and understand that the choices you make today will help you shape the future and create a life that you always wanted.
Ask yourself certain questions –
- What would my life look to someone viewing it from the outside?
- What’s missing in my life right now?
- What are the challenges I’m facing in professional and personal life?
- Am I willing to work and achieve the life that I want?
3. Identify your direction
Now that you know the current situation, it is time to act and channelize your energy in the right direction. When you become your own life coach, you brainstorm options that’ll give fruitful results. Once you’ve decided the area that needs improvement, list down options that you have and what option will work best for your goal.
4. Choose the right path
There is a difference between your hobbies and bigger interests. We’re not saying that you should give up your hobbies. Passion is what drives you, so even if your hobby isn’t lucrative, stick to it and do it to feel happy.
Explore your talents, develop them and you’ll reach great heights. Pursue your goals passionately and responsibly. Remember that it is always the chances you don’t take are most regretted. So go on and walk on the path your heart chooses.
5. Set manageable goals
Setting short term goals works best. It will be easier to achieve them. Something like – I’ll try to lose 3kg in one month or I’ll workout 5 days a week, is more feasible. Also when you accomplish short term goals, it motivates you to keep going.
6. Remove obstacles
Once the goals are set, it is time to strategically work towards removing any obstacles. Understand what all obstacles you can face and how to overcome them. Keep a positive outlook and keep motivating yourself.
It can never be smooth sailing, but when you are determined to succeed, the heart finds one way or the other. You just need to believe in yourself.
Hope you find these tips helpful. Let us know how you plan to implement them and create a better version of yourself.