Coaching is becoming popular for several reasons:
- Many people are tired of doing what they “should” do and are ready to do something special and meaningful for the rest of their lives. Problem is, many can’t see it, or if they can, they can’t see a way to reorient their life around it. A coach can help them do both.
- People are realizing how simple it can be to accomplish something that several years ago might have felt out of reach or like a pipe dream. A coach is not a miracle worker (well, they are, sometimes) but a coach does have a large tool kit to help the Big Game become a Reality. Fortunately, people now have time and resources to invest in themselves in this kind of growth.
- A culture that values independence is moving towards one that increasingly values interdependence. We call it the “single warrior mentality.” Simply put, we can do much more, much better and much faster with a coach helping us win the game of life.
Please, give me some context about coaching…
A professional coach is like having a sports coach but more completely and in a much bigger way. Your RCS coach will challenge you and will take the time to find out what living a successful life means to you. Your RCS coach will be a confidant, accountability partner, mentor at times, friend on occasion and above all, you’re most influential resource in fulfilling your God given purpose. You RCS coach is someone to hold you accountable for choices you make, actions you take and results you create, making sure you really do live up to your potential.
As humans, we were designed to grow, mature and change. If we’re not growing, we’re dieing. For many of us, the idea of more success, more money, closer relationships, a deeper feeling of meaning in life and more joy evoke mixed emotions. Thoughts like, “sounds good but that’s just not reality” or “I have it pretty good, why should I do anything differently” crop up and therein lies the limiting beliefs that will severely limit the boundaries of reality for you. When we think of reality, we typically think of the past and perhaps the present. Future reality is where the stretching really needs to happen. You’ve heard the saying, “whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right.” You’re RCS coach is trained to see the potential in you that you may not see in yourself. That’s often times all we need, someone to see our true potential and help us see more within ourselves. It is the nature of people to want to attain more, become more, be more, and we all struggle with how to get what we’re looking for.
Most people believe that “hard work and doing it on your own” are the keys to finding the life, success, money, or happiness that they seek. They believe that a price must be paid to attain what they want, and often that price is poor health, not having enough time to enjoy life, strained family relationships or lessened productivity. The saddest part is that, even though this effort may result in more of something, it is often not the something you had in mind, and you are back where you started, or worse, further from your real intentions.
Athletes and performers know about this trap. They know they need someone else, a trained someone else to help them set goals, discover real needs, and work effectively toward ultimate goals of excellence. So, they are willing to hire a coach or a teacher. No serious athlete or musician would expect to progress very far without one.
What about people who are already doing great in their lives. Why would they need an RCS coach?
It’s not about “needing” a coach. The question is do they want something more out of life…a greater sense of destiny, vision or purpose? Are they tolerating something in themselves or their lives? Are they doing what they enjoy doing the most? Are they missing out on significance because the illusion of safety and seduction of comfort hold them hostage? Are they going to be financially independent within the next 15 years? Do they have what they want most? We’ve discovered that, often, people need to expect more out of their lives. A coach can help in this process.