1) Be open to exploring what’s most important to you
The greatest return on investment tends to be achieved for those clients who take the time up front to work with their life coach to fully understand their inner values, the things that are most important to them and armed with this powerful insight, envision, plan and execute all their future life transitions keeping those things in mind.
2) Be ready to focus on the present and future
A coach can help you move forward from where you are today to where you wish to be in the future. Therapists and counselors can help you figure out how you got to where you are, if that’s important to you. Once you’re mentally prepared to focus on where you are today and where you’d like to go in the future, a life coach can be of great value to you.
3) Be open to the concept that you have the answers you seek
A life coach believes that everyone has all the resources they need and the capability to seek out any additional information required, to achieve whatever they want in their lives. Coaches create a safe and confidential space for you to focus your thoughts and then ask powerful questions to bring clarity to your vision and the outcomes you desire. Coaches do not offer advice or mentor their clients. A coach supports you to sort through all the competing thoughts you may have to allow you to choose the right path to move forward and get the outcomes you desire. One of the most powerful aspects of coaching is articulating what you already know and then committing to act on it.
4) Be prepared to work to achieve what you want
The clients who achieve the greatest success in the fastest possible time are the ones who put in the work and follow through on the actions they have set for themselves at the end of each coaching session. Coaching isn’t a magic bullet. It requires digging deep emotionally and then modifying patterns of behavior in order to achieve the results you seek. It may also require you to do some research. It isn’t always easy and your best chance of success is having the right life coach in your corner supporting you as you make your transition.
5) Be open to new possibilities
Working with a coach is most likely to begin to open up a whole new realm of possibilities for you as realize the old rules and beliefs which have influenced your decisions up to now may not align with your true values and what is most important to you. Realizing your full potential may require that you modify or leave behind some of the limiting thoughts that may have guided your actions in the past. It can be exciting to see these new possibilities and it can also be a little scary too. A life coach can help you stay on track and support you as you execute your transition and begin to make the rest of your life the BEST of your life.
If you come into a coaching relationship embracing these beliefs, you will have a high likelihood of achieving your goals and will be on your way to experiencing an increased sense of fulfillment and happiness in your life.