In recent weeks, I’ve had more than a few people ask me, “Melissa, what’s important in choosing a coach?”
All of these individuals are asking this question because they are considering coaching as a catalyst to achieve things that matter to them. It’s a good call. These people have decided that it is far too great a cost to spin in the familiar, unproductive cycles that they know oh-so well.
Here’s the thing: You cannot only make changes externally and expect real, lasting change. Likewise, you cannot only focus on internal growth and expect an ideal external shift.
Permanent change only happens when both the internal and the external are given focused attention.
When hiring a coach, it is imperative to find and choose one who understands the significance of tapping into the growth of both your internal AND external world. Whether you desire to become more productive, lose 10 lbs, or cultivate a meaningful, fulfilling relationship – work must be done inside of you as well as outside of you.
The key to real change…
Have you ever heard the overdone expression of creating change from the inside out? As cliche as it may sound, it is a nugget of truth.
This doesn’t mean you must hire a coach to create real change, although it’s a GREAT way to make massive headway.
The truth is, real change does require support. Support of at least person who understands the importance of holistically growing in a manner calculated towards creating meaningful change.
So, what support do you have on your side? Who really gets who you are and where you want to go?
If you don’t have support, find it for yourself - no matter how big or small your dreams may be. Otherwise, you’ll briefly taste “success” and then find yourself right back where you started, except worse – feeling deflated and experiencing a sense of defeat.
Combat all that junk, by finding the right kind of support. Search local groups, a top-notch coach, a mentor; a source of positive energy from which you can draw.
It takes some effort on the front end, but you’ll be so glad you did it.