Have you also wondered “What is a coach for?”
Why should I have a coach?
Well, lets go back 15 years from now. Back to before I even knew what a coach was ( In Norway the term Coach came a bit later than in the US, and to me even later….)
I was working for an MLM – company. The great thing about good Network-companies is that they often have very good events. well, this one had al well.
On one of these events 15 years ago I had my first experience with a coach. He was up on stage talking about how we become victims in our own lives. The speech hit me right in face. And I went home with a new statement in my head: I was a victim!
Then followed by a question: Do you want to continue to be that?
Followed by a “no!”
Ok, so , what to do?
I called the guy, (Again, Norway is a small country – so we can call a stranger here ) and arranged a meeting with him. I thought if he had given me so much wisdom in just one hour on stage, he could probably teach me quite a lot if I spend some more time with him.
It turned out that he was a coach!
Than I asked: “What is a Coach for?”
- A coach is someone asking you the questions you do not come up with your self.
- A coach is someone who makes you responsible for the things you promise to your self, along the way towards a goal you set.
- A coach is someone who stands by your side.
- A coach is NOT telling you what to do!
- A coach helps YOU find the answers to what is right for you! Nobody else in this world can tell you what is right for you, except YOU!
What did I do?
At that point I could not afford to hire a coach. Or, as I see it now, if I had used my money on the coach at that time, my financial situation would probably had been quite different after a while, than what the reality in my life was at that point. But, I didn´t see it that way. For me it was only money out of the window.
Now, I know that your chances to succeed in life, are so incredible much higher if you find a good coach and spend the money it costs. If you have a goal and you intend to get thereon´t hesitate. Find someone who will coach you.
Back to my story
After giving up on many goals along my way, and again finding myself not where I wanted to be, I called him again. This time I had decided to have a coach!
Well, I did, and I also participated in his Coaching School here in Norway. One of my best years when it comes to personal development. And learning this fantastic skill.
I got my certification to be an inspirational Coach in 2008, and I have helped many on their way towards their dreams and goals after that.
I have also continued to have coaches my self, and are also participating in coaching programs.
Because it helps me to continue on my path towards my goal. It helps me go faster than without a coach and it is so much more fun to continue together with a “Cheerleader”.
So I never ask myself this question any more: “What is a coach for ?”
I know it is for a better and quicker approach!
What is your opinion of having a coach? Have you had one, or are you wondering if you should have one?
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