Coaching is a big industry, but have you ever utilised the services of a business or life coach? You may think you’re doing just fine without a coach, so why would you need one? But, there are lots of surprising benefits of having a coach, as well as the more obvious ones.
Let’s look at a few key benefits of hiring a coach.
So I learnt a new word today. Called Cherophobia- this is a fear of happiness, I must confess I had not heard of this before.
When you’ve got a million and one things to do, it can be hard to prioritise effectively. We tend to put off big tasks because they are so overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a plan of attack. So, we work on the smaller, more manageable goals but still have that big project looming over us.
Often, the only thing holding us back from achieving our goals and reaching our full potential at work is our confidence in ourselves or lack of it. Even if you have all the necessary skills and experience to go after that promotion or apply for a new job, failing to believe that about yourself can stop you from taking that step.
While audits might not inspire you with a feeling of excitement, they are often necessary to help you take stock, assess your situation, and figure out how to progress from your current situation. Have you ever sat down and carried out this process for your life or career? If not, I would encourage you to do so.
We all encounter stressful situations in our day-to-day lives; that’s completely normal. Getting the kids ready for school in the morning, your commute to work, giving a presentation to your bosses – these situations and many more are potential stressors that we have to face. But how can you tell when the levels of stress in your life have become too much?
Most of us spend at least a third of the day at work. That’s a big chunk of time, so if something at work is making us unhappy, it has a huge impact on our lives. What are the main issues that make people unhappy at work? Let’s look at some of these issues and what we can do to make them better.
A lot of what happens in our lives depends on the mindset we approach it with. If you’re unhappy in your career, then you could just sit around complaining about your job, claiming that nothing good ever happens to you while you wait for things to improve on their own. Or…you could do something about it!
Hands up, who’s already failed their New Year’s resolutions! You’re definitely not alone. These resolutions have a big failure rate because they are usually unrealistic and overgeneralised. We can’t be perfect all year round, and we do better when we have more specific goals and targets to aim for.
I’m going to share with you a coaching exercise that will help you to assess how you spend your time and where your priorities should lie, whether that’s in life or at work. It starts with the following story…