Getting a mentor and a coach has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life. I’ve been mentored well when I was younger and indeed, it was something that I would recommend that others would do.
I always knew what I wanted with my life; of what I wanted to achieve. But the process of getting there was something that I was having a difficulty with. There were a lot of trials and errors to a point that I almost gave up. Good thing though was I met my coach. She helped through the process of discovering what I really wanted in life.
First and foremost, it is a misconception that a coach is someone who will tell you what to do. On the contrary, a coach is someone who will never tell you what to do but will only mirror and guide you. For example, I remember I wanted to take a decision that could have affected my business that I was willing to get a bank loan. The problem there was I just wanted to do it because I believed it was the best decision at that time and truly felt like doing it. I shared the idea to my coach and she asked me if I was willing to spend all this time on something that I wasn’t sure about or was I willing to give up other things because of that? It was then that I realized that I was not really up for it, so thanks to my coach because I never had to put up with an opportunity that would have been just a burden in the future.
Another experience I had with my coach was the time that she pushed me to write consistently. You know, I love to write and soon publish a book. So with her telling me to practice more, share my story and push myself to write more, I finally did it. What mattered to me was the idea that if she believed in my talent, why can’t I?
My coach has really helped me in checking whether or not I am doing the things I need to do in achieving the goals I have set for myself.
This is the reason why I became a coach too. I want to help other people to realize their dreams. I want others to feel that they are not alone and they can reach their full potential by focusing on what’s important.
So if you think that you want to achieve your goals but do not know where and how to start, considering getting a coach.