I am part of a life coach network where I coach people to address life's challenges with courage and hope. A good coach is never going to tell you that there is a magic formulae for perfect happiness from now until eternity. A good coach will never tell you that they have the perfect solution for you. What a good coach can and will do is to shift your perspective from thinking that you may be the only human being with a problem to one where you see the world for what it is and recognize that not a single human being is free from problems, disappointments, pain, loss, and suffering. So we find our happiness pill not by believing that life is meant to be a joy ride, but by knowing that everyone has problems. That doesn't make our problem or pain go away nor does it lessen the pain of our struggles in any way. All that it does is it shifts our perspective from that of helplessness and confusion to one where we find ways to make it through the forest.
In this blog, I will focus on real-life examples where people have shared their problems with life coaches and are seeking help. As we read these examples, we immediately see that we too have been through similar problems. What we feel, others feel too. What we struggle with, others struggle too!
What we think as our weakness is indeed the weakness of humanity. We are interconnected with a common bond of human frailings and failures. We are challenged to rethink of ourselves not as independent entities with unique problems, but as part of the human race with interlinked problems. We realize that if others can make it through similar or even worse problems, we too can make it. We stop looking for a permanent fix for everlasting happiness and look for moment-to-moment solutions that work for the immediate present. If we take care of the immediate present, it somehow takes care of our future!
I will share a case study at the end of every blog post. I will discuss and share a few ideas about the case in my next blog post and invite your insights, comments and feedback. In other words, if you were coaching this individual what advice would you give?
Here is the first case:
What are the things you want most in your life?
- Find My Purpose
- Do What I Love
provide me support and advise and be there to guide me. Be a positive inspiration to help change and be positive and happy.
If you wish to share a case study, please email it to me at email@example.com