“Why should I have a coach? I should be able to do this myself”.
I hear this so many times, either indirectly or spoken out loud, from both my running and my lifestyle coaching clients. There’s a certain assumption in life that we ‘should’ be able to do it all; from running a 10km non-stop, to shifting our mindset, to losing that last 5kg or embracing healthier habits.
But let me put it this way. If you were climbing a mountain, would you do it alone? Or would you have a team there to guide you and to advise you, and to support you when things got tough?
Often, it’s oh so easy to support others and to help them believe that they can do something, but it’s not quite so simple when it comes to doing it ourselves. This is where coaching can be invaluable.
A coach can help you to be honest with yourself and provide you with accountability.
They’re a trusted source to talk to, away from friends and family. Someone who won’t judge, but who will help you to get real clarity on what you want to do and why. Someone who will help you uncover the options without telling you what to do.
A coach will help remove the guesswork, so that you can focus on what you’re setting out to achieve rather than how to achieve it. No second guessing, no too-ing and fro-ing. Just space to focus and a chance to ask yourself some questions without having to know the exact answer right now.
It’s not that you ‘should’ be able to do this yourself. It’s helping you to realise that you can, whilst allowing you the time and strategy to fit everything else into your busy life. It’s turning things from being just another chore into something you actually enjoy.
I have some running and lifestyle coaching spaces open over the next couple of months, so if you would like to have a chat, please do send me a email or get in touch so that I can learn more about what you’re looking for.