- “What is my purpose?”
- “What work would I love?”
- “What is my true passion?”
… and drawing a complete blank.
In this case a life purpose coach can be your saving grace. In this blog post I want to talk about why you would want to hire a life purpose coach, and 3 ways a good life purpose coach could benefit you.
1) Your Path Is Obvious To Everyone But You
More often than not, when it comes to discovering your purpose (AKA start giving your deepest gifts, AKA discovering work that you LOVE), it’s not as complicated as you may think.
Actually, it’s likely you’re already driving towards that direction.
There’s a funny saying that “a fish in water doesn’t know that it’s wet,” and the same is true for ourselves – it’s so easy to get lost in ourselves that we can’t see our own strengths and passions very clearly.
The main benefit of a good purpose coach is that they can “see you” better than you can often see yourself. She will notice you LIGHT UP when you start talking about a certain topic. He will notice your “superpower” and unique form of genius that you may be taking for granted…
… But most importantly, a good life purpose coach will simply guide you to the point where you reveal your purpose to yourself.
2) Avoid the Complications of Friends & Family Bias
While friends and family play an amazing and important role in our lives, more often than not they aren’t the best people to be advising you on discovering your purpose, and what your next big life step will be.
Here are some reasons why:
a) They know you from where you’ve been – not where you are GOING
Confusion typically arises right before you are about to step into your next “big thing.” Because your friends and family know you from where you’ve BEEN, it may be hard for them to imagine the more real and fully expressed version of yourself that you can see for yourself. A good life purpose coach can stand alongside you to see that version of yourself you see, and help bring about even more clarity and detail with you.
b) Friends and family are often looking out for your safety – but not necessarily your growth
This is especially true when we ask advice from our parents. This can lead to making safe decisions that will keep you (or them) feeling comfortable and secure. A purpose coach will instead push you into those uncomfortable places where you need to play, while simultaneous keeping you safe (e.g. financially).
c) Projection is not your friend
The uncomfortable truth is that we humans are highly biased creatures, and your friends and family are no exception. When asking advice and trying to uncover your purpose with your friends/family, more often than not their “stuff” is going to come up. This includes their fears, their aspirations, jealousy – all of which can unconsciously creep in through their advice, and muddy the waters. A good life purpose coach *should* be very conscious of this and thus pull out the very best version of you.
d) They’re not experienced life coaches!
Just as you can’t expect the same level of quality from a massage from a friend vs. a qualified professional, the same is true for receiving life purpose advice. A good life purpose coach is not only living their path (ideally!), but they have successfully helped a lot of people achieve the same.
3) Better Strategies, Faster Results, Lower Risk
Working with a quality life purpose coach can significantly speed up the process. A good purpose coach can also help you get clarity, and figure it out from a smart, low risk perspective.
- They’ll show you intelligent strategies on how to do little “trial tests” and take action without the extreme risks like quitting your job – (and yes, this includes ACCOUNTABILITY so you overcome procrastination and actually take action)
- They will dive into “What is it about this direction that REALLY pulls me in?”, hence receive more clarity.
- They will help bridge the gap between (a) the job that makes you money and (b) your overall, overarching purpose that makes your heart come alive.
The result? A faster path to clarity and depth than you could perhaps discover on your own.
Not only will your purpose coach help you reach the point where you know your purpose at a “gut-level,” but they will also work together with you to come up with intelligent strategies and action steps so that you actually start LIVING IT powerfully.
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- Get “gut-level” clarity on what your true purpose is
- Wake up each morning feeling 100% aligned and on purpose
- Learn daily rockstar habits that will bring you into full alignment with your Highest Self
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