Life Coaching Lessons

So what exactly is a life coach?

According to the New Insights Life Coaching website…

A life coach is there to guide and inspire his or her client to bring about a clearer understanding of their aspirations, goals and life purpose and to effect the necessary changes in their current and future behaviour to ensure the realization of those goals and aspirations.

With the motivation, support and caring that a good life coach can provide, most people are capable of achieving far more and leading more fulfilling lives than they would if left to their own devices – human nature being what it is.

Georgina Laros has been exactly this and more! I was referred to Georgie by a close colleague who was coaching with her at the time. The changes I saw in him were so motivating and inspiring. I immediately set up an appointment with Georgie, excited to see what would come of it.

Meeting Georgie was like sitting with an old friend, conversation flowed easily and she just “got it”.

She understood how I was feeling, the rut I was in and how frustrated I was at not being able to move forward. I had goals but they seemed so far away and unreachable. With Georgie’s encouragement and firm belief in me, she convinced me that together with her help and my commitment, we would reach new milestones.

In my desperate attempt to reach my goals, I had an awful habit of starting things and not completing them. When I began my coaching with Georgie, I had 4 online courses that I had started, a website that I was trying to build and various other interests that I was dabbling in. It was all just a chaotic and unproductive mess!

The first thing Georgie did was make me write out my goals. I had to make it clear to myself exactly what it was that I wanted to achieve within the following 3 months. I also had to write out a 3 to 5 year plan – my ultimate goal!

That alone was so liberating!

Once I knew what my goals were, we set up a series of milestones and action steps that would help me get closer to them. I was given homework on a weekly basis that was aligned with everything I am so deeply passionate about. As I reached these milestones, my self-confidence levels soared! I started seeing the results I had been trying so hard to achieve on my own. The difference was that, the steps were smaller, more manageable and I had guidance.

My favourite session was on breaking down my negative beliefs. Georgie made me realise that I could believe anything I wanted to. My negative beliefs were just excuses as a result of fear and a lack of self-confidence. All my beliefs are developed and adopted by choice. I get to choose what I want to believe!!

With all the tools and resources that were shared with me, I surprised myself with what I managed to accomplish in 3 months.

I completed two of my online courses and as a result I have qualified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist – one of only two in the country. My website is up and running, although it will continue to be a work in progress. I wrote 3 blogs with this being my fourth one. All this while working a full time job and being a wife and mother to my beautiful family.

YES, it can be done!

I am super excited to be on this journey of self-discovery, working towards my ultimate goal. I have only just witnessed the tip of the iceberg, what is waiting for me underneath is going to be an exhilarating adventure!

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