Watch The Amazing Race on CBS sometime and you can get some terrific life coaching training on meeting goals. It’s a reality show where teams of two race around the world completing various tasks along the way. The first team to finish wins a million dollars, and at the end of each leg there is the risk that your team will be eliminated if you arrive last. It’s grueling. Teams are exhausted, filthy and challenged physically, mentally and emotionally. So what does this have to do with life coach training, you might ask. Well, there are three major coaching points to take away.
Attitude Is Everything
No matter how well you play the game, unexpected set backs happen. In life, just like in The Amazing Race, you can get detoured from the path you want to follow. You can get lost. You can be challenged by something frightening or unknown. And sometimes you just have to take a chance, not knowing what will be on the other side of the door. But just as you learn in life coaching training, a positive attitude and mindset goes a long way toward keeping you in the game until the end. Enjoy the journey and appreciate the lessons along the way, no matter what the results are.
Life Coaching Training Teaches The Importance of Goals
As a coach, you know how important goals are. Without knowing where you are heading, how can you ever know you’ve got there? And how do you know you are on the right path? For the most part, the individuals and teams on Race never lose sight of their goals. Every so often, though, some challenge creates so much fear that the focus shifts from the end goal to the fear, and that can take the team right out of the the game. And there’s the coaching–your goal has to be more important than your fear if you want to succeed.
Let Go Of The Need To Be Right
The teams on Race that do the best are the ones who support and respect each other. From watching how team members interact and how that impacts their success, you get a life coaching training take-away message. If you have to be “right” all the time, it creates friction in your relationships, and friction is not just unpleasant, but a distraction from your goal. You are more likely to reach your goals and do so efficiently when you work cooperatively with others, and everyone feels appreciated and valued. This training applies in life, in business and in love.
If you watch television, check out some reality shows and let me know what life coaching training you find.
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Dorine G. Kramer
JTS Advisors Strategy and Accountability Coach