“You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself.” -Seth Godin
Over the past few years, the rise of business and lifestyle coaches has helped many people stay motivated and focused on their goals. With niches of coaching addressing various segments of life and business coaching – as well as a mixture of work life balance coaching – coaching is helping people find direction and follow plan for achievement.
To address some of the major issues with motivation in personal and professional endeavors, PJ Ferguson, successful coach at The Supreme Me (www.thesupreme.me), offered the following suggestions of the five important ways that coaching increases motivation:
- Planning: Many people have trouble staying motivated because they do not know where to start or how to decide on their goals. A coach can help you set goals that will push you to achieve new things. “Adding triumphs to your life and to your business is very encouraging, and extremely motivational,” states Mr. Ferguson
- Impartiality: Motivation frequently requires an unbiased individual to gauge success and guide discovery. With impartial input into the execution and evaluation stages of life or business goals, motivation amplifies as confidence builds in both the plan and the direction. Having an impartial sounding board to give and receive information helps clear the way for better success.
- Permission: Positive reinforcement is a great way to launch a business or gain the motivation to execute a plan. Often, people consider an idea or need justification from an outside source to really engage. “A good coach will give you permission to do the things you really want to, deep down. Sometimes permission is all we need, and we are often reluctant to give it to ourselves,” notes Mr. Ferguson.
- Resolution: Resolve is a large part of motivation because dedication to goals and achievement of progress is vital to success. A coach will help client decide on goals and commit themselves to progress.
- Accountability: By being held accountable to someone else who is tracking your goals and milestones, a coach can help keep you on track. In this way, accountability is a motivational point. “Knowing that you are accountable to another person can give you the motivation you need to push yourself. It’s always nicer to report accomplishments than failures,” expresses PJ Ferguson.
A coach helps develop clients – personally and professionally – on many levels including focus, determination, and motivation.