- Posted by admin
- On January 12, 2015
“But I can’t afford a life coach!”
Leadership Coach, Author & Speaker
The benefits of life coaching are far reaching, both in our personal and professional lives. But yes, there is a cost involved. This does not mean, though, that a life coach is in it for the money, or he or she does not have your best interest in mind. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Life coaches help us dig deep down to find out what is really important. They help us set goals and discover what our true dreams really are. From there, we set about a plan to eliminate the behaviors that are keeping us from those dreams, and to cultivate patterns that will lead us to success. A life coach does not play the “friend” role, but rather the role of an advocate and someone who will push us to where we truly want to be in life.
Life coaches force us to look at ourselves and view our personal relationships in a different way. We can get to the real reasons are relationships are not working, or are not as healthy and satisfying as they should be. Our coach can help us improve our personal relationships as well as our working relationships. When we build strong bonds in our professional lives, we can improve team work and hitting performance goals is a natural result. There is no doubt that this will help to bring us to our ultimate professional goals, whatever those might be.
Life coaches will help us work on those areas of our lives. Maybe even our personal lives could be more fulfilling. Whether it be family relationships or others. Many of us feel stuck or in a rut, and we know there is something better out there for us. That is where a coach can help. So, when we are thinking about the cost of life coaching, we really need to also think about the benefits.
The only person who can make the ultimate determination of affordability is the individual. If you determine that you would love some life coaching, but you truly can’t make the financial commitment right now, make a plan to get to where you can afford it. Bring your lunch to work rather than eating out every day; delay the purchase of those really cute, but expensive, boots; scale back your vacation this year; cut down to one latte a week rather than six. Whatever small cuts you can make in your budget, make a pact with yourself to make those cuts.
Always keep your eye on the fact that you are truly making an investment in yourself. You are working toward improving your life and the lives of the people you care about, the people you are close to and interact with on a day-to-day basis. You already know you are worth the investment, and the new year is a great time to make the commitment to getting a life coach.
Many people avoid getting a coach simply because we simply think it would be too expensive. Before making that judgment, we should look around and do some research. It may be more affordable than we think, and our future looks brighter already. We may be surprised that this investment is, indeed, within out means. Take some time to find the right coach, though, and remember that the old adage, “you get what you pay for” can definitely be true here, too. A little research and some testimonials or references can help us rest assured that we are getting involved with a good coach who can truly help us reach our goals.