7 Reasons Why You Need A Coach

1. Having A Life Coach Makes You More Accountable.

This is one of the biggest things that can help you by having a coach.  You all of a sudden become more accountable to follow through on whatever you’re procrastinating on or stopping yourself from doing.  We all place limits on ourselves.  We all have limiting beliefs and patterns that are holding us back, preventing us from fulfilling our true potential.  When you have a life coach that is there to push you beyond your limits and what you thought was possible, a breakthrough happens.  Your entire belief system changes, and you take your life to another level.

Not only that, but most of us already KNOW WHAT TO DO… BUT DON’T DO WHAT WE KNOW. A life coach is someone that gets you to do it.  They’re all about taking massive action. No stories. Only action and results.  Without a coach, you’re only accountable to yourself – and that’s the problem for most people.  When you’re only accountable to yourself, you can come up with stories and excuses of why you didn’t do it.  With a coach, none of that stuff flies and suddenly you’re accountable to another human being, which forces you to show up at a higher level.

2. Having A Life Coach Saves You Time And Gets You Faster Results.

Time is the most scarce resource that exists.  You can always make more money, but you can’t get more time.  Yet, when we attempt to do things on our own we’re taking the long route and wasting that time away.  This is simply because we don’t know the path ahead and what to expect.

Now, what if I told you that I could give you a GPS system that has the fastest, most efficient way through the jungle to reach your destination?  Not only that, but if you get lost, there will be a helicopter that comes and picks you up and makes sure that you get there.  How much time would you save?  How much frustration, stress, and anxiety would you not have to go through because you already have a proven map?  How much more enjoyable would the process be?  This is what having a coach is like.  They can give you the map because they’ve already been there before, therefor saving you a significant amount of time and get there that much  faster.  They know all the short-cuts, and they are there for you if you get lost to point you in the right direction.

3. Having A Coach Saves You Money.

When I first started a business, I had no clue what I was really doing.  I thought I did, because I was reading books and consuming resources, but I still had no clue.  Not having a clue what you’re doing essentially means you’re leaving a whole whack of money on the table that you could be making.  That was the case for me.  Not only that, but I was spending and wasting money in all the wrong areas, that wasn’t producing a return on investment.  When I hired a business coach, he told me exactly what I needed to be doing and I listened.  It was as simple as that.  He gave me ideas I never thought of before, and made me BELIEVE that I could do it.  As a result, I ended up making much more money. I followed his program, did exactly what I said, and I got results.

I can go on and on with so many other stories and experiences, but overall, I’ve saved thousands upon thousands of dollars by investing in a coach.  When people say, “I can’t afford a coach”, my answer always is, “You can’t afford NOT to have one.”

4. Having A Coach Saves You Stress, Pain And Frustration.

I’ve already somewhat mentioned above how having a coach will save you stress and frustration.  Why try to re-invent the wheel?  It’s already been invented and it’ll be so much easier to just learn from someone that knows what they’re doing.  The stress, pain and frustration that you’ll go through trying to figure things out on your own isn’t worth it.

5. Having A Coach Gives You Ideas You Never Thought Of.

Most good coaches have lots of experience and have seen what other entrepreneurs and people do. They have seen what works and what doesn’t. They want you to succeed because when you succeed so do thye. They want you to have massive results. Just give them your trust and let them help you win.

6. Having A Coach Gives You Insights Into Yourself.

I’ve learned so much about myself throughout the years by having a coach or mentor.  One of the most valuable things are the lessons and insights you get about yourself.  You’re always getting feedback and discovering more about yourself in the process.  With the hundreds of clients that I’ve coached over the years, there are always patterns or behaviors that I notice that they aren’t even aware of.  Sometimes it’s a story or limiting belief that they keep telling themselves again and again, which is holding them back.  Other times, it’s a way that they carry themselves; their body language or a subtle way that they’re communicating that is putting people off, preventing them from having success.

A coach is able to point these things out and help you become aware of them, so that you can change them.  Often it’s the little things that make a massive difference.  I’ve seen incredible transformations within people just by making small changes to their way of thinking or how they are showing up.  Most people you’re around on a daily basis won’t point out these things to you or give you feedback, but a good coach does.  A good coach cares and is always honest with you.

7. Having A Life Coach Gives You A Stronger Sense Of Belief And Self-Confidence.

There are so many ways that we limit and hold ourselves back.  There’s things that we WANT to do, but often aren’t doing simply because we don’t have the belief or confidence in ourselves.  When my coach proposed to me that I compete in a fitness show, I was hesitant.  I didn’t believe that I could do it, and thought it took a certain type of person with a level of discipline and commitment to make something like that happen.  The truth is, I was scared.  I let my fear consume me, and was lacking the confidence in myself that I could do it.

My coach made me aware of this limiting pattern and made me realize what I’m truly capable of.  She believed in me, which gave me a strong level of belief and self-confidence within myself.  As a result, I’ve gained so much in the process that I’ve already reached half of my goals.  It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, simply because I’ve grown so much as a human being throughout the journey.  I’ve had to step up and raise my standards to an entirely new level.

The Best In The World Have A Coach… So Why Wouldn’t You?

The best of the best have a coach.  The best golfer in the world, Tiger Woods, has a coach.  Michael Jordan, the best basketball player of all time, had a coach.  Barack Obama has coaches and advisors in his life.  Wayne Gretzky.  Lance Armstrong.  Oprah Winfrey.  Donald Trump.  Bill Gates.  Warren Buffet.  Richard Branson.  Tony Robbins.  Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Many of the top entertainers, musicians, performers, entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders on this planet have coaches. Successful people have coaches.

The reality is, people that are successful had coaches, mentors and role models along the way.  Nobody did it on their own.  People that think “I can do it on my own” will never make it.  It’s a limiting belief – a story they tell themselves again and again, that is preventing them from having success.

It’s the same thing when people say, “I can’t afford it.”   Whenever someone says that they can’t afford something or don’t have the money, it’s NEVER a matter of money.  It always comes down to how committed they really are.  If you are committed to something, you will find the way to make it happen.  Think about it, if someone had a gun to your head and said “I need you to come up with $1000 by the end of the month or I will shoot you”, I’m 100% certain that you would find a way to come up with the money.  It’s because you are committed to it.  It’s that same level of urgency and commitment that you need to have in every other area of your life if you want to succeed.

There’s been many times in my life where I couldn’t afford a coach, or to attend a seminar, or to do something I wanted to do.  But I didn’t let the belief of “I can’t afford it” hold me back.  Instead, my belief has always been “I make the money for whatever I’m committed to.” And guess what?  I always have.  I’ve always found a way to be resourceful and come up with the money.

The truth is, you can’t afford not having a coach in your life.  It’s costing you already way too much in your life. November Week #3 2014