6 Solid Reasons to Become a Life Coach
Most people view a life coach as a concept for the developed countries alone. Yes, life coaches were utilized in those developed countries alone, but in the 21st century, life coaches have become a necessity in society.
This is because of the need for a personal and professional counselor/advisor/mentor/consultant.
The demand for life coaches, therefore, makes them very important today. If you are weighing your options on becoming a life coach, below are the reasons this is the profession for you;
6 Reasons to Become a Life Coach
1) Make a difference
We are living in a society that is facing so many issues from drug abuse, crime, financial constraints, etc. All these societal issues contribute highly to the confusion in society, and that is why our youths find it hard to believe in themselves or make informed decisions. Only a life coach can help drift the situation of the few who voluntarily want to change their lives. As a life coach, you get the chance to counsel and mentor young people and creating an ethical and disciplined professionals. This will significantly change the society.
2) Express your great purpose.
When it comes to taking up professions, passion is vital. It is that self-drive that makes us perform to our level best with no need for supervision. That is why most people struggle in their careers today maybe because they were forced to take up careers they did not have passion in.
If your calling is helping or rather making the best from ordinary people, you should immediately resign from your career and train to become a life coach. You get to use your unique set of skills to create change in your clients.
3) Be your own boss.
Nothing feels good today like being your own boss. Being your own boss means that you get to be the CEO in your profession. You do not take or expect orders from anyone. You make your own decisions according to your principles, values, and goals.
As a life coach, this is one of the freedoms you will enjoy. After your training, you start seeking clients and working with them without ultimatums or control by external pressures. In short, life coaches function independently as compared to most professions.
You might be in a profession that you actually like but does not satisfy. In most cases, the issue is the environment. There are those who love working around people and helping them grow while writing off the deep-rooted beliefs that might be the source of their failure.
If they find themselves in a situation where they do not exercise their value and the love for people, they become unsatisfied, and the only way to overcome this is to become a life coach right away.
5) Make good money
Life coaches are making some good money today. If you want to ascertain this fact, try and sort for the services of a life coach. They charge something to do with $140-$500 per hour. Now imagine you have five sessions with your clients each astound 2-3 hours, how much money is that; do the maths.
Most amazingly, this is not anything related to business where you have to cater for expenditures, as a life coach you have less to spend on. This is because it as a service industry that you can engage in from the comfort of your home.
6) Work from home
Life coaching is a profession that offers a lot of freedom and flexibility. This is because you can offer your services from any location. You can set up a tent; you can use a boat, you can create space in your home, etc. The 21st century has come with even a better solution for this issue- online provision of life coach services.
In this case, the life coach uses online platforms such as Skype to mentor, consult, and advise clients. This is efficient, cheap, and very convenient.
With Skype, you can easily work at the comfort of your living room with your pajamas. You do not have to wake up early each morning to go to work.
With the above reasons, you can actually tell that life coaches make a considerable difference in the society by doing what they love doing. They also earn some good cash by spending little or nothing at all.
Mike Bundrant is the author of Your Achilles Eel: Discover and Overcome the Hidden Cause of Negative Emotions, Bad Decisions and Self-Sabotage and co-founder at The iNLP Center which offers online certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and life coaching.