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Around the UK and in London life coaching and NLP are becoming increasingly popular. And with their increased popularity, many are starting to awaken to the importance of having a life coach. If you’re still unclear on what life coaching and NLP are, read our article titled “Life Coaching and NLP – What’s what?” And to get an understanding on the differences and similarities between the two, read our article titled “Life Coaching and NLP – Differences and Similarities”.

Many of the great men and women of your time have used the service of a life coach. Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Brad Pitt, Nelson Mandela, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie have all used services of a life coach. Still, some might wonder: “is this right for me?”

This article only aims to assist you with the thought process. But keep in mind that it’s only you who is totally entitled to making the decision. No one else is.

The first thing to do is to assess your life as it is right now. To help you with that, we’ve provided a small diagram called the ‘Values Compass’. You can access it on our articles page. In this diagram there’s a circle that resembles your life, and around it are your ‘Values’. Values are the things that are most important to you and they could be anything you choose them to be. As an example we’ve chosen health, wealth, family, career etc. The circle is divided by numbered lines, each belonging to a value. These lines and numbers are your satisfaction scale with each value. Circle the number that resembles your current satisfaction, 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest. When you’re done numbering your satisfaction for each value, connect the numbers you’ve circled. This represents how your life is right now. If it’s not a circle, or close to a circle, that means your life is unbalanced at the moment. If so, consider the value that’s most important to you and ask yourself:

“continuing like this, how is my life three months from now? A year from now? Three years from now?”

Take a moment and consider each question separately and thoroughly. Really live the experience of being there in the future three months, a year and three years from now when nothing has changed yet. Notice what you see, hear, feel, smell, taste, say to yourself, where you’re at, who you’re with, what you’re doing. If you don’t like that, then it’s time to make a change now.

This is where a life coach can provide immense assistance, but only if one crucial condition is satisfied. We will address this in a minute. A proficient life coach will be able to provide you with the tools that will give you an accurate snap shot of where your life is right now and why. At this stage, you might not know exactly what you want or where you’re heading. An effective life coach will help figure that out with precision and conciseness. Following that, a determined life coach will get you to discover the resources, solutions and all that you need to get there. And finally, your life coach will hold you accountable to taking all the steps that will lead you to accomplish what you want.

But like we’ve mentioned earlier, there is one crucial condition. And that is your desire and commitment to change. The only way you can truly change and get what you desire is if you’re committed to taking action. Your life coach will then be there to provide you with clarity, motivation and accountability to ensure that you make it all the way.

Until next time,

Tarek N

Mary Davis
Mary Davis
Mary is Co-director of the Princeton Center for NLP, a certified Master Practitioner of NLP and a licensed LAB Profile Consultant. For over twenty years, Mary has developed programs and training in stress reduction, effective communication, and crisis intervention. In the field of NLP, Mary is considered to be one of the foremost experts in the use of language for change. In addition to NLP, she includes Thought Field Therapy, Quantum Psychology and LAB (Language and Behavior) Profiling in her professional repertoire.

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