A Life Coach's Confession...
I didn’t become a life coach for any of the noble reasons others often say, such as changing lives or making a difference in the world.
I became a life coach because I wanted to get my act together. I was seriously making a mess of things, my self-esteem was at an all-time low, and I was stuck in a rut that was so deep it had its own postcode and radio station.
And I’m only half-joking on the question of why become a life coach.
I thought I should get a life coach, but then I realised … I didn’t just needed help to change.
I wanted to understand how to change, so I could really understand me.
So I trained to become a life coach.
And then something amazing happened.
I realised that I loved helping other people. The more I helped myself, the more I was able to help others. And the more I helped others, the more it seemed to help me with my own stuff.
Looking back, I can remember so many people questioning me:
"Why become a life coach?"
"You have a job, you have a career—why try this new thing you have zero experience in?"
"What do you know about life? Who are you to become a life coach?"
Having been on the journey and knowing what I know now .
I'm so glad that all those years ago, my WHY was bigger than their WHY NOT, and my courage was greater than their fears...
I'm so glad I said yes to me.
To feel the fear and do it anyway.
Because like these 25 coaches, this coaching journey—with its trials and its triumphs—has changed my life.
Yours could be next.