Sewwww we’ve had questions recently about how life coaching works, what it’s like, and how it’s different than traditional counseling. And although coaching looks very different for each fabulous individual, we figured the best way to explain the process was through a clever (ish?) blog. Because that’s how we roll. So here is what you need to know about life coaching, and why it’s probably the BEST IDEA YOU WILL EVER HAVE IN YOUR ENTIRE LIFE.
1. Less Confinement
People don’t necessarily hire life coaches because of a crisis. Some come because of broken relationships, others because of job troubles, and some because of family conflict….but a lot of times….there’s really no particular reason at all. It’s a life coaches job to figure out where you can improve and how. Yes, you can definitely talk about certain things in your life that aren’t going the way you want them to, and we’ll make sure those issues get resolved. But you aren’t confined to them.
You can also talk about things that might be going just fine. Because guess what? Fine isn’t good enough for you. We want them to be great. Your life can be a freaking ice cream sundae with a magic cherry on top. But the only way to get it there, is to start trying. And what better way to start than with a sassy Blush professional on your side?
2. No Stigma
Life coaching is not about “fixing” you. Life coaches believe you already have your stuff together, or else you probably wouldn’t have made the intelligent choice to find a life coach. You already believe in yourself and think you have potential, you are smart enough to make money to pay for one, and you’re cultured enough to even know what a life coach is. Or your parents do, and we like them too. There’s no assumed weakness, no assumed condition, and no assumed flaws. What is assumed is that you are someone with ambition and hope for your future. Good for you, boo.
3. Real Talk
We don’t beat around the bush. There’s no, “well tell us about your memories from when you were three,” or “well just tell us what you think you should do.” We know. You don’t know what you think you should do, and your three-year-old self certainly doesn’t know, either. That’s why you freaking hired a life coach. So get ready for some authentic down to earth TALKING. Get ready to hear what we think. Get ready to unapologetically say what you think. Get ready to move forward. Get ready to set goals and stick to them. Because that’s what happens.
4. Label Free Zone
We. Hate. Labels. From “single” to “neurotic” to “depressed,” it’s just not our thing. Life coaches aren’t interested in what society thinks you are, we are interested in what you think you are. And more importantly, what you want to become. Now, don’t get us wrong, we’ll throw out some positive labels now and then, such as “freaking awesome” or “bad betch”…but other than that, it’s just not productive. You aren’t looking to be judged, you’re looking to be inspired.
5. An Actual Listener
How many times in the last week have you genuinely listened to somebody? Be real here. That does not include being silent while thinking about what you’re going to say next, or surfing Instagram while you randomly say a few “ahuhs” to keep the talker pacified. We be talkin’ bout real-hard-listening. It’s pretty rare. And that’s to be expected! I mean, we are all opinionated, colorful, and busy people.
So…if you don’t listen very often, chances are, not very many people are listening to you, either. Ouch.
That’s why life coaching is life changing. Somebody truly listens to what you have to say, what you think, how you feel, and what you want out of life. And if we listen, then we have a much better chance of truly understanding and pushing you in the right tailored direction. It’s pretty revolutionary. Just sayin’.
LIFE COACHING IS PRETTY GREAT, GUYS.
…But it should come with a warning.
Once you start, you’ll love it so much, you’ll never want your online sessions to end.
Ready to give it a shot? Thatta girl. Sign up here and get ready to freakin’ love it.