At some point when you were a child, you knew what you wanted to be when you grew up. You played for hours doing things that you loved. Now, you are all grown up, and life is not quite the same. You have some unanswered questions:
What do I do with my life? What is my passion? Why am I not fulfilled? How do I find my dream job?
Well, I am here to tell you that those things that you wanted as a child really are the key to your dreams and is the most important starting place to finding the answers to these questions.
If you have some of these or similar questions, then you are in the right place. You may feel you want more, or you have come to realize that you should be doing something else with your life, but you are not quite sure what. Maybe you have an inkling about what you want, but you lack the tools or strategies you need to move forward.
Taking some time to investigate your childhood activities and past times will give you access to the things that you are passionate about. You never actually lose these passions; you just get off course.
What is life coaching?
"Coaching is an on-going partnership that helps clients produce fulfilling results in their personal and professional lives. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. Beginning with the clients' desires, coaching uses reporting, exploring, and a consistent commitment to move the client forward. Coaching accelerates the clients' progress by providing greater focus and awareness of choice. Coaching concentrates on where clients are today and what they are willing to do to get where they want to be tomorrow."
- International Coach Federation, ICF
Life Coaching is all about helping people get from where they are in their life to where they want to get to.
If everyone is being honest with themselves, I think we could all do with improving an area or two of our lives.
Rather than actually telling someone the answers, a life coach is the catalyst for getting a client to find the answers themselves.
By asking challenging and thought-provoking questions, a life coach can unlock the potential in a client.
Coaching is forward looking and focused on the action you are willing to take to get what you want out of life.
Sometimes, you just can't see the wood for the trees!