We all have a lot on our plates. Work, life, relationships – the responsibilities never end. Even on good days, our responsibilities can leave us with little time to think, plan or achieve beyond the bare minimum. We get stopped by challenges and obstacles. We get overwhelmed by commitments. We get blindsided by the unplanned or inconvenient. And every night, we fall into bed wondering what happened, and how did we get here.
Does this sound like you?
Life comes at you fast. That isn’t going to change – in fact, it will likely get faster. What can change, however, is how you get ready to be in this game of life – to live it like it matters, to achieve your goals and live to your potential.
The good news is you have an ally in this game to help you implement this change: a professional coach.
Working with a coach gives you access to getting clear on what you want most in life. Through a guided, thought-provoking conversation, you start to better understand yourself – your strengths, passions, liabilities and triggers – and understand how to overcome any obstacles that may be stopping you from getting whatever it is you’ve identified as what you want most in life. Whether it’s a small goal or navigating a big life change, whether it’s something at work or in life, a coach can help you get clear and stay focused on what you really want. But the really big differentiator of hiring a coach is that they hold you accountable to your actions so you can reach your goals.
Working with a Forte Factor coach takes this a step further by giving you access to the only tools you’ll ever need to navigate real life: awareness and confidence. Forte Factor coaches are trained to help you discover, develop and live your potential by expanding your self-knowledge, self-belief and self-confidence. These help you become more aware of yourself, your world and how to connect the two for your greatest impact.
So what does this really mean? And what does this look like?
Here are three ways a coach can help you succeed:
- A coach helps you see things clearly.
- Develop your awareness and self-awareness to more accurately see and understand your world and yourself, and more wisely connect them to achieve your goals.
- Identify and focus on what’s important and meaningful to you personally and professionally.
- Clearly define and state what you want (your goals) and honestly review your current performance (what’s working and not working) so you can build a practical plan to close the gap between the two.
- See and understand your strengths and talents to know what to lead with to achieve your goals.
- See and understand your challenges, triggers and blind spots that get in your way from achieving your goals so you can manage them.
- See the limits you impose on yourself to empower you to move past them.
- A coach encourages expansive thinking.
- Imagine and see what is possible instead of just what is.
- Discuss potential and possibilities instead of doing enough to get by.
- Understand limits you impose on yourself and what life and work without limits could look like.
- A coach holds you accountable.
- Create meaningful and realistic performance expectations and the commitments needed to achieve the expectations.
- Create clear performance metrics and measurements to assess progress and performance that come from knowing you well.
- Communicates candidly, clearly and directly about achieving defined expectations.
Life is difficult. There is so much coming at you from every direction that it is easy to get overwhelmed, distracted or to even feel like giving up. By working with a coach, you can get the guidance to keep things in perspective, learn how to be confident in a noisy and distracting world and achieve the things that really matter to you.
Start a conversation with a Forte Factor coach to learn how our coaching approach can help you develop greater awareness of you, your goals and your current situation, and guide you to moving yourself to the areas that will make work and life successful for you.