The job of a life coach is staying focused. It’s a heavy responsibility to act as both guide and guru to help keep your clients on track toward achieving their goals. That’s why it’s so important to stay motivated – especially when your day job is in motivating others on a fairly regular basis.
How do life coaches stay focused? We can each take a page from their book to keep motivated and fulfilled in our lives.
Life coaches set firm boundaries. You can’t take on your client’s lives or problems. Maintaining a professional distance is essential not just for the health of the client, who needs to learn how to succeed on their own, but also for the mental health of those doing the guiding.
How can you apply this to your own life? Are there people in your life who expect too much of you? Do you always give in? Learn why boundaries are important and how you can set them in a loving, yet firm way.
Life coaches remember to put themselves first once in a while. There’s a lot to be said for ‘me time.’ For someone who lives by inspiration, you must ensure you consistently replenish your energy, and your natural positivity is at the fore. That is crucial for success.
What does this mean for you? Take time for a massage or bubble bath. Read things that inspire. Schedule a date with yourself, where you concentrate entirely on you. Repeat as often as necessary to keep your mood positive.
Find a friend. Going it alone is never easy. Having someone you can turn to is healthy and necessary. Life coaches understand that too much time alone can lead to depression. We all need others to keep us inspired to move ahead.
A life coach would tell us we need to take time for close relationships too. Feeling connected and supported naturally leads to staying in a positive mental space, even when times are tough.
Journal about it. A life coach well knows the value of journaling. A gratitude journal keeps you focused on the positive things that happen each day so you can draw upon those experiences later as you need.
For you, find the magic that lies in writing about the things that go right, that you’re thankful about daily. A grateful heart breeds inspiration and keeps you from exploring the negativity just because others are.
You don’t have to be a life coach to stay confident and inspired. But you can use their tricks to keep positivity high in your own life. Staying inspired isn’t all that hard. It’s mostly about remaining aware of the world around you and remembering to look for the good first in all things.
Can you develop personal power without habits to achieve success? Achieving success will take motivation and discipline on your part. Discipline is the hardest of the two, but the good thing is that you only need to use discipline until it becomes a habit. Once it becomes a habit it is a reflex action and becomes automatic. After it becomes an automatic action you need to maintain your motivation.
Here are 20 habits that will develop your personal power.
Whatever you do, don’t get sucked into a complaining spiral. Whining is wasting your energy and sapping your personal power.
Other people can influence your emotions, but only you can be held responsible for them. So, don’t let the behavior or actions of others dictate how you feel.
Don’t get suckered into guilt trips of giving your power away, establish boundaries and enforce them.
Forgiveness is rarely for the benefit of the forgiven, it’s to help you heal. So, let go of old grudges and release the anger you’ve been holding onto.
How can you confidently make decisions if you don’t know your values? Everything you do should align with your values, know them like the back of your hand.
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Stop wasting your time thinking unproductive thoughts. Dedicate your brainpower to deserving ideas, areas, and topics
Use language that holds you accountable rather than using terminology that paints you as a victim.
Your self-worth should not be based on the opinions of others, learn to shut out negative talk. Learn to recognize the difference between constructive criticism and an all-out attack.
Don’t be afraid to stick your head above the parapet and stand out from the crowd. Fitting in will only restrain you.
Always practice kindness, to yourself and to others.
Practice non-attachment, when you experience uncomfortable feelings learn to breathe through them. You lose personal power when you attach too quickly.
Just be yourself – if you don’t feel like grabbing a coffee, say so. If you want to go to the movies and no one else does, go yourself. You are at your best when you’re being your authentic self.
Practice mindfulness meditation, it will help you remain focused thus supporting your personal power.
Change how you see yourself – why do you doubt yourself? It’s the story that you’ve been weaving – change the script.
Visualization exercises are an excellent way to visualize your personal power in action.
Find ways to cultivate your perseverance – nothing saps your personal power like a lack of grit.
Embrace your creative side.
What would you do if you have an extra 30 minutes every day? You waste a lot of your time so, schedule just 30 minutes each day to consciously focus on something that will help you grow as a person.
Maintain a journal, it’s an excellent way to improve your productivity and develop personal power.