Just over 5 years ago I met my LIFE coach, Tim Marks. Below Tim goes through why having a LIFE coach means you have access to the best of the best.
With 2012 rolling around it seems like everyone has started in on those new year’s resolutions. Maybe you plan to lose weight, save more money, get out of debt, work on your marriage, travel to Europe or start your own business. Whatever the goal may be, you may have thought about getting some help along the way. Maybe you’ve even considered hiring a life coach.
So what should you look for in someone to help you? After all, today just about anyone can become a “life coach.” In fact, I did a little research and found out that one program will certify life coaches after just a 16 hour course! It’s so simple a process that many certified life coaches are not qualified to coach.
Of course, I’m not saying the entire life coaching industry is bad, but it’s not as good as it could be. Why is that? Well it all depends on what’s the most important component – certification or real success. Lack of success in any given area in life doesn’t automatically make a bad person, but it does disqualify someone from giving good advice. Someone who knows successful life principles well enough to teach them ought to live them as well. It just makes sense that to be a successful coach you must first have SUCCESS!!
It wasn’t that long ago that I was broke, my marriage was falling apart and I needed some help. Thankfully, a friend introduced me to the guy who would become my mentor, Orrin Woodward. Orrin coached me to a seven figure income in 31 months and more importantly coached me in all areas of the 8Fs. (Faith, Family, Friendship, Fitness, Finances, Following, Freedom and Fun) Why did I listen to him? Well he already had the results I was looking for – in his business, his marriage and so many areas.
In November 2011, Orrin and I along with six other men founded a revolutionary new company dedicated to helping others develop and change their lives. Orrin either directly or indirectly coached all of the LIFE founders, all of whom have helped many other people do the same.
That’s the kind of success we should be looking for in a life coach – not certification, though there is nothing really wrong with that, but someone who not only has success in one area of life, but in many. After all, why would anyone take marriage, financial or business advice from a “certified life coach” who broke up with his girlfriend, has student loans, or whose only business experience is working at the local carwash during summer break?
As you’re looking for help in the new year, seek out someone with the knowledge you want and the personal success to back it up. LIFE coaches measure their effectiveness in personal growth and results – that’s the kind of person you want to follow.