Friday, May 29, 2015


Is It Worth Investing In Yourself?

I see many people across social media and in traditional media ask “Why should I hire a life coach when there is all of the free information out there?” So many people are resistant to hiring a life coach because it is “expensive” or “I can do it myself” or a hundred other reasons. Then they go on to Facebook and ask a group of 11000 people how to be confident, how to be happy, or how to be successful. But 99% of the time, the people they are asking are quick to give a ton of advice, or cut and paste quotes from the great teachers of the world, but in truth, those people have no more of a clue to finding those things than the person who asked the question. In many cases, it is the blind leading the blind.

While it is true that the internet is full of free information, the value of that information is often worth what you pay for it… nothing.

It boils down to this… Are you willing to make an investment in yourself? If not, you could be severely limiting your confidence, happiness, or success. If you do not invest in yourself, how can you ever expect someone else to do so?

Coaches can:

  • Create a safe environment in which people see themselves more clearly.
  • Identify gaps between where the client is and where the client needs or wants to be.
  • Require more deliberate thought, action, and behavior changes than the client would have asked of him or herself
  • Guide the building of the structure, accountability, and support necessary to ensure sustained results.

Aside from what is listed above, here are 5 more reasons to seek out a life coach…

  1.  Get clear about your goals. You may be feeling pulled in different directions when it comes to what you really want. A coach will help you determine your Core Values (what’s really important to you) and help you stay focused on that. The truth is that most people do not know what their core values are today. Most people define themselves by a past set of values that are no longer at the forefront of your life, because life changes over time… so do your values.

  1. Identify barriers. Coaches help you figure out what you don’t know, and they clue you in to things you may not be able to see. They will be honest with you because they are not vested in any specific outcome.

  1. Accountability. Coaches keep you on track and moving forward toward new levels of achievement. For many of us, having someone we answer to motivates us to act. When left to our own temptations, we often chase our tails.

  1. Focus your efforts. Coaches help you know the difference between weaknesses you need to fix and those that are best left as they are. This can help you invest time and energy only in the most fruitful opportunities.

  1. Feel happier. While it is true that happiness comes from within, and no one is responsible for your happiness but you, coaches help you identify and align your values, create focus, cut through clutter, and remove resistance. This helps you increase your life fulfillment and be happy.

These are just a few reasons why hiring a life coach is a good idea. The most successful CEO's and entrepreneurs such as Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Donald Trump, all use life coaches to help them stay on track and to stay out of their own way.

Hiring a coach does not mean there is something “wrong with you”. It means that you are truly serious and committed to succeeding in life, no matter what your definition of success may be. It means that you value YOU… and you are willing to invest in yourself to get where you want to be.

Believe to Achieve!

Joe Vulgamore is a Life Coach, Certified Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner as well as a Personal Development Author and Speaker. He works with people who are struggling with limiting beliefs, core values, and goal setting to sharpen their edge, perform at optimum levels, and achieve excellence. He has a proven track record of helping thousands of people from over 14 countries, across 5 continents, to make life-transformations through one-to-one coaching and workshops.

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