Life Coaching for 2014
Life Coaching for 2014
by Veronica Correa, LCSW-C
Are you already visualizing a New Year filled with HEALTH, LOVE and SUCCESS?
When 2014 rolls around most people will set goals, or at least intentions, for the New Year and most of those goals and wishful thinking will not materialize. Sad but true, we all have done it. The reason is not because the goals were too big, most often our goals are below our capabilities. The biggest reason why we fail to follow through is because we did not outline a specific plan to achieve those goals. If you are serious about achieving goals and making your dreams come true life coaching may be just the right approach for you.
Life coaching is a new field and it’s fast growing because it taps into the fundamental need to make people’s lives and work more meaningful, balanced and holistic. The process focuses on past successes, current strengths and future possibilities.
Life coaching is a journey that begins by envisioning what kind of life you want to have and then defining the person you need to become to achieve that life. Your coach can also provide support on how to define your guiding values: this will provide the answers, save time and unclutter your life. The life coaching journey must be holistic, which means that you pay attention to your mind, body and spirit in the process. You will feel successful only when these 3 elements of you are in sync.
Life Coaching can help you improve several areas of your life at the same time. You may want to focus on one area of your life or a few, the choice is yours. However, I don’t recommend that people have more than three goals because the mind becomes scattered and not much gets done.
Life Coaching is not for everyone. This journey is for people who are ready to make changes in their lives. The process requires commitment to excellence, perseverance, and integrity. You have to be willing to rise above life circumstances to achieve results and that sometimes can be hard to do. You also have to allow your coach to make you accountable. One of my clients came in to one of our sessions very apologetic because she had not completed her assignment for the week due to “life circumstances.” She said “I am sorry that I am wasting your time by not being prepared for my sessions…..” My response: “no need to apologize, you are not wasting my time, you are here for your appointment and you are paying for the session. Let’s take ownership and accept that you are wasting your time and your money by not coming prepared. We need to evaluate if you are willing to finish what you started and complete the process.” By the end of the session she had taken ownership to rise above life circumstances and she was grateful for the accountability and very excited about getting back on track to finish the work she had started. Her goals were too important for her to give up midway. Life Coaching can bring you HEALTH, LOVE and SUCCESS if you are willing to work for it.
Veronica Correa, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker, certified hypnotherapist and life coach.
To learn more about her work visit: www.thepersonalwellnesscenter.com or call 410-742-6016
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Make 2014 a SUCCESSFUL year for you!