Coaching is a self-directed process. When I think about being self-directed, I have an image of a person driving a car. The driver knows where he starts and where he wants to end up. Even if he had no predetermined destination, he would still be responsible for each turn he took, the maintenance of the car, and deciding what to do in the case of unexpected accidents. There is no “I wasn’t driving this car” excuse when you are the driver.
Suddenly, I remembered reading from the book BOTH my kids have given me on separate occasions which cautioned that telling the same story over and over again may mean one is becoming, what is affectionately called, “A little old lady”. I’m not ready yet!
If you feel like you don’t have the time you have to become dedicated to make the time. Look at any areas where you could better manage your time. Are you doing anything in your day that is not contributing to your living the life you dream of living? If you watch television could you turn the television off an hour earlier a day and dedicate that time to studying? If you are day dreaming about living a fulfilled life why not use the time you are day dreaming to making it a reality? Are you spending unproductive time surfing the internet, chatting on social networks, texting or anything else that is not helping you live more rewarded and fulfilled? If so that time can easily be converted into time used to help you pursue your dream of becoming a Certified life coaching online Coach.
5) Been meaning to have friends over, but you are uncomfortable with the state of your house? Clean the clutter or fix/build some things with some close friends. Put some old-time music (the kind that you grew up with as a kid). By putting on old music, things will be “coming out of their closets” about their younger days. It will be fun and you’ll find out things about your friends and neighbors that you did not know. You might even find that they have the same situation in their home, and invite you the next week to do the same over there…..
Now you’ve taken responsibility over your whole life. If we were to work together in a icf international Online context, I would ask you to name which life situation, or challenge you would want to work on for starters. Yes, there may be plenty of areas in your life you want to work on, but you want to take it one step at a time.
The Dip will give you stories, ideas and tools to help others to go through this process. And heck, as you move forward on your own coaching practice, the concepts that Seth brings up will help you to do the same for yourself!
Relationships require the same sensitivity. Do you provide too much control or too little input? Do you respond effectively to meet your partner’s needs? Keep yourself emotionally centered and responsive to your partner. If you want a healthy relationship, consider these emotional intelligence tips.