7 Ways Life Coaching Will Change Your Life
It’s an astoundingly common theme. Nearly everyone we meet wants to enact some manner of positive change in their lives. Sometimes they know exactly what they want, but can’t seem to make it happen. Others are more focused on what they DON’T want in their lives, but are otherwise open to whatever life experiences may come their way.
It’s rare that we meet someone who is perfectly happy with themselves and their lives, but when we do, more often than not, they tend to be life coaches.
Of course, this is not to say that life coaching is the perfect occupation for everyone, or that it’s the only way to find true happiness. Rather, I think it speaks to the innate joy one experiences in helping their fellow man, and the power of transformative tools and techniques one learns in training for a career as a life coach.
If you’ve never considered pursuing a career in life coaching, perhaps this article will inspire you to give it some thought. Here are 7 excellent reasons that all begin with the letter “E”:
REASON #1: Entrepreneurship
If you’ve ever wanted to be your own boss, working as a life coach is a great way to make that dream come true. Getting started will probably require a little money and some time in training, but there are surprisingly few barriers to entering a career in life coaching.
REASON #2: Expertise
Possibly the best reason to become a life coach is that it helps you become expert in living your own life. This is why so many life coaches we meet are happy with their lives. By learning to help guide others in taking control of their lives, they inevitably learn to do the same with their own lives.
REASON #3: Education
One of the fundamental skills a life coach needs to learn is how to listen. Really listen. Not just to the words your coachee says, but to their body language, movements, and even the silent pauses that betray internal thoughts. Learning this remarkable skill is like having a superpower. And it is just one of the skills you will learn.
REASON #4: Engendering
We can talk about how rewarding it is to help people all day. But what’s even more rewarding is actually being the agent of change that brings about an incredible transformation in someone’s life. You become more than a coach or friend. You become a co-creator of your coachee’s life, and their triumphs are also yours. That’s powerful.
REASON #5: Economics
We would be remiss if we didn’t at least mention the economic value of coaching. Granted you probably won’t be earning as much as a plastic surgeon, but you’ll be more proud of your transformations, and you’re far more likely to have enough time to pursue other career goals as well as life coaching.
REASON #6: Everybody
The truth is that while everyone can benefit from having a life coach, not everyone knows it. But make no mistake, there is an enormous market for dedicated coaches who are able to help their clients enact real change in their lives. Refer to reasons #5 and #1 above.
REASON #7: Easy
Well, EFL makes it easy. We offer courses to help you get started on the road to becoming a life coach, and our network is filled with talented individuals like you who have already brought that dream to life. Once you learn what you need to learn, you’ll probably find that coaching just comes naturally.
So there you have it. Even if you aren’t sure you want to leap into a career as a life coach, we recommend that you attend a few of our workshops and see for yourself. Who knows? I just might change your life.