5 Things You Should Know Before Hiring a Life Coachby Mike B. NLP Trainer
Guest Post by Morgan Johnson
In recent years, life coaching has become a go-to for people who need some help finding direction in life. However, it can be so much more than that.
Whether you’re changing careers, dealing with depression, feeling unsatisfied, need relationship advice, or just need an outside perspective, I firmly believe that everyone stands to benefit from hiring a life coach- as long as they know what they’re getting themselves into.
Some people rush into hiring outside help without taking the precautionary steps necessary to ensure that they are making the correct decision. Many don’t realize how daunting it is to trust someone else to help you make your decisions.
However, this doesn’t have to be a daunting venture- hiring a life coach can be a great decision if you’re prepared.
1. Know That It’s Your Best Move
Hiring a life coach is an investment. The return on this investment is huge, but you have to be willing to make the commitment; moreover, any improvement takes work, but choosing a path to self-improvement requires that much more effort because you have to face your own habits and flaws. Hiring a life coach requires another person witnessing both your flaws and assets, which is scary.
2. Have an Idea of What You Want
Life coaches are great, but they cannot read minds. And although they can help you find direction, you have to know what you value in life. If you come prepared to your life coach with what you know you want in life, they can help you that much more.
3. Know Who You’re Hiring
Although life coaching can be extremely beneficial, it won’t help you if your life coach isn’t well trained. Unfortunately, many people who don’t have adequate training can easily become life coaches online, and they can charge people hefty dollars for giving the equivalent of peer advice.
So, before you hire your life coach, ask them what their accreditations are, what training they’ve received, and who they’ve helped to ensure that you are hiring the right coach for you.
4. Be In It For the Long-Haul
Self-improvement is a strenuous, timely, constant effort that often times requires outside sources. Personal development is always worth the effort and time it takes, but hiring a life coach means paying someone to watch you succeed and fail, try and try again.
The more your life coach knows you, the more effective their training will be, and the more successful you’ll be. If you want to see the best results from your life coach, you have to make a commitment to them and be in it for the long haul.
5. Be Flexible and Open-Minded
You may have an idea about what you think is best for you, but trained life coaches are creative, and may help you in ways that you don’t agree with. In order for you to get the most out of your life coach training, you should value what your life coach has to say, and trust that they can help you.
So, be flexible, and remember that you have to try new things to get new solutions.
When you take all of this into consideration, you really don’t have much to lose in hiring a life coach. For something that can make all the difference in the world in whether or not you reach your goals, life coaching is well worth the risk and investment.
I should also note that life coaching isn’t uncommon.
Many people view life-coaching as a last-ditch to pull your life together before you irrevocably mess up. In reality, life coaching is for everyone- young, old, rich, or poor, if your life leaves you wanting more, you stand to benefit from life coaching.
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