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We All Need Someone in Our Corner

by Odette Laurie on January 13th, 2011

Coaching is a partnership. A coach works with you, to help you gain the clarity to define your goals and priorities. She points out the obstacles you face, especially the ones that everyone else can see but, somehow, you can't. She shows how you often "get in your own way". She makes it easier for you to move forward. So why do I need a coach?

Because you want to do something differently or to do different things. Because you have goals and want to stick to them. Because you need to be held accountable for your actions or inactions. A great coach will let you look out the window while you travel the road together. An even greater coach will let you stop for gas once in a while.

Let's face it, we all want fulfilling lives. So what's the problem? It's our perspective that stops us. We look at what have...what we don't have and we see a gap. In some cases a huge hole. We look for something tangible or intangible to fill that hole, but we don't shift our perspective.

What a coach does is look at the platform from which you view your limiting perspective and develop alternative perspectives. We encourage you to push the edge of possibilities, to travel beyond your comfort zone. We expand your horizons past what is considered normal and realistic, to a new way of thinking and ultimately being.

Find a coach who is succeeding. Copy what they've done and work harder than they have. To be coachable, you need to follow the lead of the people who are where you want to be. If you take action you produce courage. If you don't act, you produce fear. Fear of failure, fear of making mistakes.

No mistakes, no experience. No experience, no success. It's that simple. So celebrate the failures as well as the successes. They are  synergetic.  How do I know? I have made so many mistakes, I can't count that high.

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