If you are looking for the answer to how to become a life coach who is confident all the time, you are going to be disappointed. Unfortunately the only coach who doesn’t struggle at times is the one who lies to himself. I met one such coach at a seminar a few weeks ago who was looking for a breakthrough in her life coaching business. She wanted to get more high-paying clients, but didn’t know what was holding her back. I’m not sure if she was really as confident as she said she was, but she didn’t find the answer during that seminar. She didn’t have the courage to face her fears.
How to Become a Life Coach Who Is Successful Requires Courage
It’s not really about finding out how to become a life coach who is never down, but about how to find courage to move past your fears. A wise man once said, “A coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave man dies but once.”
The ‘How To’ In Surviving The Life Coach Business Is Minding Your Mind
When you listen to the idle chatter inside your head, you get distracted. The movie, “A Beautiful Mind,” is about John Nash, a schizophrenic prodigy who suffers from delusional episodes that affects the lives of his family and friends and all but destroys his professional life. Nash eventually overcame his illness by choosing to stop listening to the voices he heard inside his head. How? He had a powerful reason for ignoring those voices. It was obvious that if he didn’t, he would lose his life. He eventually went on to win the Nobel Prize for his work in economics.
How to become a life coach who chooses not to allow your negative thoughts rob you of your life requires focus. A powerful exercise is to focus on what you are most happy about. Then focus on what you are most grateful for. Focus on what you are most excited about, and then on what you are most committed to. If that isn’t enough to change your attitude, you can turn up the good feels by choosing to focus on the specific areas to give them more clarity. You don’t have to limit yourself to a scale of 0-10; you have the ability to turn up the intensity as high as you dare.
The beauty is that we can choose what we think about, we can choose whether we react or respond, and we choose whether or not we give up. We can choose who we want to become. Bravery is not the absence of fear, but taking action in spite of it. And when you are willing to face your fears, how to become a life coach who never gets down is irrelevant.
JTS Advisors Bi-Designated Strategy and Accountability Coach