Wednesday, July 7, 2010

There can be miracles

Is there some part of your life that seems like a disconnect? Are there things you know you need to do but just can't seem to get started doing? Are there people or relationships that aren't working? In short do you feel stuck? Do you feel like you need a miracle Let me tell you about what for me was a series of small miracles to help me get my life on the right track in several areas. Life coaching.

What is a life coach and why would I need one? Well, first of all let’s talk about what a life coach is not. A life coach is not your mommy or daddy or best friend forever. They are not a counselor, therapist or psychiatrist. They are not your thought police, your agenda-setter or your number-one rescuer. They will not solve all your problems, set all your goals or climb all your mountains. In short, they are not miracle workers.

A life coach is a mentor, an accountability partner, a questioner, one who challenges you to be better. A life coach is a friend who sees where you are, where you want to go and helps challenge you to set goals to get there. They see the big picture, as well as the small pieces of the puzzle that have been hiding from you in plain sight. They are another set of eyes and ears, another heart, to look at your journey with you. They are the person you can count on to ask the tough questions and wait for you to discover the answers.

Using a simple book Conversations on Purpose for Women, your life coach will listen to your answers to some interesting topics and questions. Believe me, it is in the questions and the conversations that change begins as your trained life coach gently nudges and challenges you to discover where you are stuck and how you can move forward.

Ever wonder why you might be so resistant to setting and keeping a budget, exercising, starting a college class, cleaning house or any one of a myriad of other well-meaning overall goals? Many times there is disconnect between what you have good intentions of doing and what your overall values are. For instance if you place more value on having time to play with your children, maybe the house won’t get cleaned. But if you really want both, then you have a disconnect. Sometimes, we need a life coach to help us define and take those fist steps.

Life coaching is about helping you find your reason for being and, then, working toward it with all diligence. It is about ordering your priorities and life goals to achieve what you can only now dream about. It’s about learning to dream. It’s about focusing on the positives in your life and taking full advantage of them so that the dreams can become a reality.

You might say, “That would be a miracle.” The truth is nothing happens if no one moves. Without action, no change is made. And waiting for someone or something to change only succeeds in nothing different happening. The other truth is miracles still happen today. We hear about them every day. Mostly they happen to those who are doing something. They happen to those who believe enough to dare to take the first step. For many that first step is placing themselves in partnership with a life coach And for them, that is where the miracle begins.

“There can be miracles when you believe. Though hope is frail, it’s hard to kill. Who knows what miracles you can achieve when you believe? Somehow you will. You will when you believe.” (When You Believe by Stephen Swartz from The Prince of Egypt sound track)

If you are interested in having a life coach or in becoming a life coach, feel free to email me for information, tparker@socket.net.

2 comments:

  1. I am excited about your courage and energy to make a difference for others. My interpretation of the great commission (Matthew 28:16-20) for my life purpose - As you go through your life; teach others, helping them to become teachers. This commission was given for doubters- those not knowing their purpose. God's will for my life purpose is very clear. Life coaching is endorsed by our creator.

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  2. I have benefitted from life coaching with a dear friend, Val Snell. She was truly my accountability partner and I tried to serve her in the same capacity. Val passed on recently and I miss our conversations, creating & reviewing our 'to do' lists and mostly our fellowship celebrations together. Just this past weekend, during prayer & meditation, I asked for guidance toward another...now I am here reading and commenting on your Blog...Jehovah JIRAH! :oD

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