It can seem like a big decision, deciding to get coaching in some aspect of life. But if you approach with the intention of getting the most possible benefit out of it, it can be a life-changing investment. At the end of the day, the coach can share knowledge, techniques and encouragement, but the amount of change you experience is highly dependent upon your commitment to the cause. You have to be ready for change.
Once you've figured out that you're ready to make some changes in your life, your coach is there to help you along the way. And there are a few things you can do to make sure you flourish with that support.
1. Ask Questions.
In my coaching programs, I provide high quality materials with lots of explanation in plain English. While I have tried to develop my programs with clarity and comprehensiveness in mind, only you can know what you're not sure about. So clarify exactly what it is that you need to know to get the most out of your program.
2. Keep Up Your Practice.
Throughout your program you will receive activities to complete. Some of these will be in preparation for your next session, others will be practicing the techniques you have learnt. While practice doesn't necessarily make perfect, it DOES make permanent. If you want to see consistent progress, and get the most bang for your buck, keep practicing regularly.
3. Make Time.
We all lead busy lives, but just like with practice, it's important to keep your appointments regular. If you're constantly putting them off, or leaving too much time in between, you're basically telling yourself that what you're learning isn't all that important to you. And really, you're putting your growth and happiness below other things. You ARE a priority!
4. Open Your Mind.
The activities and ideas presented during your program will sometimes seem easy to take on board and have a go at. But others may not seem easy for you. Having a coach is about using that relationship to grow yourself. So if you come with a fixed mindset, it will be harder for you to move forward. For example, if you say "I can't meditate," then guess what? You won't be able to!
5. Be Honest With Yourself & Your Coach.
Sometimes we don't own up to difficult truths about ourselves and the way we live our lives, for the simple reason that it can be super uncomfortable. But growth rarely comes from staying in your comfort zone - but big and positive changes can always be achieved with a little honesty and lots of trust.
If you have any questions about exactly what you can achieve with a mindfulness or life coaching program with MyndEd, don't hesitate to get in touch.