Today I got asked a fairly common question, “Why would I need a Coach? I can do things fine.”
My usual response is to ask what their New Year’s Resolutions were for the last five years. Amazingly, almost everyone I meet is like I was before I began working with a Coach. Strange how the New Year’s Resolutions for those past five years were essentially the same.
We make promises to others and will hold ourselves accountable and try like the dickens to make those promises come true. But, when we make promises to ourselves…. These seem to be much easier to break. We don’t seem to fulfill those promises; hence why the New Year’s Resolutions remain the same year in and year out.
Why do we do this? Everyone has their reasons. How do we break this pattern? We break it by working with someone that makes us be accountable; that’s a Coach. Having that outside person, somehow flips the switch, and we can do the work that needs to be done.
The question becomes, “Who and where will you be in 6 months? Will you be exactly where you are now, doing exactly the same things? If you’re sick of that, find a Coach. Work with them. Find someone you resonate with; it might be me. It might not. Get off your a*s and invest in your future. Do you want a future that looks exactly like today, or do you want something better?