Do you ever feel like your dreams are hazy? Like they are too big and far away and you just don’t know where to begin to bring them into focus? Believe me, you’re not the only one.
I know this because nearly every one of my clients has expressed the same frustration at the beginning of our work together. In fact, I wish I had a nickel for every time I heard, “I’d love to work with you. I just have to get clearer about my goals first.”
If you get nothing else from this post, please hear this: You’re not expected to have everything figured out when you engage in a coaching relationship. That’s a big part of why you hire a coach – to help you find that clarity.
I can’t speak for the way others work, but in everything I do, the first step is all about helping you define what you want to achieve. Then we go to work identifying the obstacles between you and those things and developing a concrete plan for moving past them to the finish line!
Waiting until you’ve got all your ducks in perfect marching order before working with a coach is like waiting for your symptoms to improve before going to the doctor.
Bring on those dreams in duckling form and together we can line them up, stack them up, grow them up and even teach them to square dance if that’s what will give your life fulfillment and purpose! The point is that a good coaching relationship works like a partnership – with a firm, non-judgmental, accountable push!