A Coach of any kind… A life coach, spiritual guide, gurus, personal trainer, someone to just hear you.
An outside ear and eye. Because one can only see so much without putting their own spin on it, without our own judgements, wants and labels creeping in. Why else do couples argue over the same thing over and over again? They actually can not see the other side; we get so wrapped up in our conditioning, in our beliefs that we (scientifically proven) pick and choose what happened in a situation- we hear the words we want to hear, and see the things we want to see.
A guide that has no stake actual stake in who’s right or who’s wrong, that can listen without judgement, can reveal doors, and point you in the right direction by simply shining light on the truth is essential; it provides perspective… but it means nothing if we as individuals don’t do the work.
There is nothing like a little perspective. Like someone who will listen and accept you for where you are and who wants to see you improve. Because they know how much you matter, that you are powerful beyond measure and that you’re happiness matters to the world, you in a good place, means a better world.
I have a coach, (I have three) a life coach, a spiritual guide, and a career mentor/coach.
What about all that money?
It is an investment. Towards your life, your career, your relationship, your connection to the unknown, whatever you want to excel in, know more of, they are someone who can help guide you there… What are you spending money on that isn’t benefiting your life?? I bet you could swap the two (or three) out and make it work.
The fact is we can only get ourselves so far, we only know so much, the survival mechanism in us will only allow us to push ourselves to a point before the mind and body says no, but there is so much more, such limits that the mind and body can’t even imagine (not yet). The money you spend is worth it. It will come back to you because now your making moves, the universe knows this, feels it and wants to reward you. Life wants to work for you.
… Below, a sample from a very generous client, one of my very first private personal training clients, he has journeyed with me, as much as I him…
It’s funny how having a coach has impacted so many aspects of my life; I couldn’t have believed this if someone had tried to convince me before I started my new regime. Yet once I made the momentous decision to start working with Chris, primarily as a personal trainer, having been ‘encouraged’ by my wife and the honest comments of my young daughter, the rest simply fell into place.
Obviously employing a coach of any kind is an added expense and one we have to think carefully about before signing up, but the odd thing is, this new regime has made me focus on every part of my life. I seem to have a clear head for the first time in years.
Let me explain. We meet twice a week and I have my own individual practice (most days), initially I felt quite wiped out but now I have more energy for everything. I am ready for action. Suddenly I found myself looking at the way I managed my life from work ethic to finances. Having cleared my diet of foods that seemed to slow me down I thought it was time to tackle the money side. With assistance from my wife, who has cheered me on throughout, we sat down and looked at how we spent our money. We were shocked to see our take away bill each month, our trips to the supermarket, the added bars of chocolate and bottles of wine added to the petrol bill; the list was endless and the sums were enormous!
We actually made the decision we could both afford to work with Chris by cutting back on processed and ready- made foods, shopping carefully and choosing more healthy options for our down time than flopping on the sofa with a DVD and associated snacks/ alcohol etc.
Something about feeling better seems to change the wiring in my brain; Chris always said, “once you reach that point of Flow, start knowing your power, health, and greatness, its contagious, and permanent, there is no turning back!” He was right! I am now able to concentrate for longer; clothes I had abandoned now fit and that bloated, lethargic feeling which dogged me after every meal and in general has disappeared. I laugh when I think I am even saving on indigestion remedies too! It appears that the three-month stint of personal training went far beyond simply improving my muscle definition.
I know I could never have achieved this much without Chris who has offered me support in every step and allowed me to design an ideal practice for myself; the results are simply spectacular. OK I won’t be going on a modeling shoot any time soon but I feel great and I am proud to see what has been achieved so far and that gives me considerable satisfaction.
Self help books, DVDs, Seminars, Fads, quick fix diets and the plethora of dieting pills and potions can never really match a sustained and regular practice of a healthy nutritional and mental diet, exercise, and all the little things our souls need; all with a professional watching over your every move. If change in all areas of life (for the better) isn’t worth the financial outlay I don’t know what is.
So, I can only say that in terms of confidence, strength, clarity, fitness, overall well-being and the associated differences in every aspect of my life and relationship, working with a coach could actually make a considerable difference for many people. Think again before you dismiss it as a vanity project or something that’s prohibitively expensive. Having spring cleaned my life I can assure anyone reading this I spent far more on things which didn’t have any benefit at all. I have also taken charge of my own health and setting the right standard for my young family.
PEACE & BLESSINGS.