Life Coaching For Dummies
Use the at-a-glance figures and tips in this Cheat Sheet to prepare yourself to make changes, take control and fulfil your potential with life coaching.
Finding Your Inner Life Coach
Good news – you have an inner coach, that inner voice who silences your inner critic, cheers you on to have a go and celebrates your progress. Your inner coach supports you in the following ways:
Encourages you to set challenging and inspiring goals for your life that are in tune with your values
Believes you can do it!
Expects the best from you and knows you can meet that expectation
Explores options with you
Helps to generate action steps that work for you
Keeps you moving forwards
Celebrates your accomplishments along the way
Delights in the positive results you get for yourself
Achieving Your Life Coaching Goals
SMARTEN UP your goal setting to ensure the best life coaching results. When you’re planning effective action to improve your life, make sure your goals are:
Specific and meaningful
Measurable and stretching
Achievable and appealing
Timed, with milestones
Enthusiastic and positive
Natural to your preferences
Understood by yourself and others
Prepared for the road ahead
Taking Stock of Your Current and Ideal Life
Life coaching is all about creating the life you really want. Your life is a balance of doing (from everyday chores to running marathons), having (material possessions as well as intangible things like love and security) and being (the core of you). Take stock of your current and ideal life by asking yourself the following questions.