Spring time is beginning to show itself here in the Midwest. The grass is starting to green and grow, my husband is already looking at the lawn mower to wake it from it’s winter slumber. Perennial plants are showing tips of green as they yawn and burst through the ground. Rain comes often.
Spring is a sign of change; a change in seasons. Change is all around us. I am a creature of habit and find myself a bit reluctant to change.
When a change is suggested in routine my first thought is “Why? Are we changing just for the sake of change or will the change be beneficial?” I like routine.
So when I desire a change in myself, I stand back and challenge it.
Taking training to become a Professional Life Coach through PCCI I learned a lot about how to approach change, face it, and move forward.
The most effective learning tool was the use of a coach. During the training I experienced personal coaching. I found that having someone listen deeply to what I was saying, asking me questions helping me to delve deeper into what I truly desired. I faced my fears, my concerns, found hidden desires, and made a commitment to myself.
I realized I was responsible for my own decisions. If I do things because it will please others, I am not fully committed. If I do something because someone told me I ‘should’ then they have made the decision for me. I do not accept ownership. With the coaching conversation I examined my ultimate goal. It looked so huge, could I truly achieve it? Working together, I created S.M.A.R.T G.O.A.L.S.
Like opening the box of a huge jigsaw puzzle we opened the package together and looked at the final picture. Through questions and looking within myself the big picture was broken down into attainable working sections. First, gather the pieces to make the outer border. Now sort the pieces into smaller working areas, focusing on one area, then another while keeping the big picture in mind. With a coach reminding me of my ultimate goal I was reminded of what was important and even found a few things that I thought were important really that were not. By breaking down the ‘big picture’ I could more clearly see the “whole picture”.
Are you ready to move forward but feel stuck? Would a life coach help?
· Do you want to grow and change?
· Have you made efforts to change within the past year?
· Are you capable of thinking about the future?
· Are you open to learning?
· Are you committed to making changes?
· Are you willing to learn from others?
· Are you willing to take risks?
· Are you willing to restructure your life if necessary?
If you answered YES to the questions above, I would like to speak with you. Check out more by exploring other pages on this website then submit a request to schedule a no obligation meeting via the MOVE FORWARD page.
Let’s break down that big picture into attainable steps, empowering you to bring all the pieces together in a manner that will help you achieve your goals.