Ten years ago, most people had never heard of life coaches. Today, everybody and their mother is marketing themselves as a self-help guru. How do you know if you need a life coach? Our parents got through life just fine without them, so is this current trend just playing our FOMO (fear of missing out)? Let’s explore why you don’t need a life coach after all.
Reason #1 You prefer to talk about your goals than act on them
In our social media era, community and communication are everything. What we DON’T like to do is take action in creating the life we desire. It’s easier to talk the talk and make Pinterest boards of our fairy tale lives than strategically take steps to make that life happen. If talking about dreams is more comfortable than living them, don’t get a life coach.
Reason #2 You value things you get for free over those you pay for
Remember the last time you got the free t-shirt and you cherished it like it was a Givenchy dress? Yeah, me neither. Reality is we value what we pay for. We treat our Louboutins better than our Payless shoes. Likewise, we are more likely stick to our goals when we hire a coach than going it alone. If you’re one of the rare people that can exercise the same level of discipline when you get free advise and support, coaching isn’t for you.
Reason #3 You prefer learning the hard way and reinventing the wheel
Being the shortest in any room, the eldest child, and a true Virgo, I am the poster child for “I can do it myself!” I don’t need any help with running a business or being a principal. I can turn to Facebook groups and my bestie for advice. That’s how we become successful, learning everything on our own and experiencing our own mistakes, just like any teenager. Who needs a coach? Surely not you.
Reason #4 You prefer to conduct your own clinical research about your situation
It’s far more rewarding to create experimental design, read every self-help book out there, and Google to the ends of the earth than to outsource that process to someone who can create a tailored strategy to you. Harder is best and it’s best to do it yourself.
Reason #5 The status quo is good enough for you
This is the crux of the whole reason you don’t need a coach. Your spiritual life is strong, your bank account reflects your hard work, you are modeling the kind of person you want your children to be, and all is well. These 5 reasons why you don’t need a life coach just confirmed that for you.
If these 5 reasons don’t apply to you and you’re ready to create the life of your dreams, click here to apply for a complimentary discovery session with me! I hope you’ll be chosen as one of the 2 people I’ll work with this month.