This time of year, I get super excited about the life coaching side of my business.  Personally, this is a time when I start to anticipate the end of the year, look back at what I accomplished / didn’t accomplish, and where I’m headed in the next year.  (Yes, it is a little early, but I’m a planner….)

Here are some of the most common reasons why people don’t want coaching:

  1. I don’t “need help.”
  2. I don’t have the time.
  3. Other people do big things, not me.

And here’s my response:

  1. I don’t “need help.”
    People who gravitate to coaching tend to have a burning desire to live life fully and make a big difference.   It’s not about needing help, it’s about amplifying your gifts and creating a better world.
  2. I don’t have the time.
    MAKE THE TIME.  Consider this:
    In a book titled “The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying,” nurse Bronnie Ware monitored and penned the most common regrets from patients on their death beds.  The number one top regret is:I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

    An excerpt from her book: “This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.”

  3. Other people do big things, not me.
    Big?  Like a Haiku poem, sometimes the “smallest” things make a world of difference.  What matters is meaning – find it, live it, enjoy it.