Is your life everything you have ever imagined? Have you achieved your goals and dreams? Most of us cannot answer positively to this question. A well known psychologist, Erich Fromm, once wrote:
Man always dies before he is fully born.”
This may sound negative, but it is actually a positive thought. We all still have things to do! There is more we can accomplish on our short time on Earth. Human beings should always be trying to achieve more, trying to create better and more meaningful relationship, and trying to learn more about ourselves and our surroundings. There is always something more we can achieve; something more we can challenge ourselves to do.
At times, it can be difficult to even remember what your dreams and goals were in the past. Life can get so busy and overwhelming, that we are struggling to just survive, rather than being able to thrive. This is where an experienced life coach can help. We want to help bring you from simply getting through the day, to making positive movement towards accomplishing your hopes and dreams. It can be very difficult to take time for yourself in this way, but it is an important and meaningful task.
What is Life Coaching?
Have you ever wished your life could be completely different? What if you could wake up in the morning and create exactly the life that you want? Where would you live? What would your relationships be like? What would you do for work? Answering questions like these is a useful exercise in life coaching sessions. Being able to imagine how you would really like your life to look is an important first step in making changes that are meaningful to you. These types of questions are sometimes called “Miracle Questions.” They help clients to visualize and communicate the goals for their life.
Thriveworks Allanta Life Coaching endeavors to help clients move from simply surviving to thriving. In traditional therapy and counseling, usually the goal is to move from pain to healing. We can use a certain scale to measure our emotional and psychological health. For example, a person that is dealing with a great deal of trauma and pain, may be functioning at a -10. A person at a 0 would be in a neutral position. A +10 would be a very successful person, accomplishing most of their goals, or moving in that direction. We can all vary in this scale over time, sometimes even throughout one day. There are many different aspects and facets of our lives that can be rated differently as well. We all know those individuals who seem to have everything together at work, but then have a complete mess at home in their relationships. This is very common and is a natural part of life.
In life coaching, there are various aspects of life that we look at to determine success. In each category, a certain measure could be given, perhaps from a range of -10 to +10.
- Physical environment
- Friends and family
- Personal growth
- Fun and recreation
Where do you see yourself in each category? Are there areas that you feel like are going well, and then those where you are floundering? This is completely normal and an expected answer. There are numerous examples of those in the public eye who will achieve great things, and then have their personal lives crumble. It can be difficult to give sufficient attention to each area of life. Also, it can be very common to be functioning at a high level in one area, only to plummet to the negatives in that same area in the very next instant. An unexpected loss of a job, a stock plummet, an affair by a spouse, the death of a loved one; these are usually unexpected events that change our rating on a happiness and fulfillment scale in an instant.
There is no way to be completely prepared for these disastrous events in life, but taking the time to focus on positive change in life coaching is an important way to preserve peace in unsettling times. When we are not experiencing a trauma, and have time to focus on ourselves and our goals, it is important to do so. It may feel selfish or even like a waste of time, but creating more emotional health and peace for yourself is of great benefit to those around you as well.
Exercise Caution When Seeking a Life Coach
Life coaching has become very popular in recent years. Some may consider it a trend, but it is one that is here to stay. However, since it is one of the more recent trends in counseling, there is not the proper oversight and regulation of this area. There are no state licensing requirements by any governing body. Literally anyone can begin calling himself or herself a life coach, virtually overnight. It is also common to see advertisements for health coaches, personal coaches, and fitness coaches. It is very important to exercise caution when looking for a life coach because of this lack of requirements of experience or education.
This is one way that Thriveworks Life Coaching is different. You can trust that Thriveworks life coaches are professional, trained, and educated. All of our life coaches have experience in this area and are ready and able to help you reach your goals. When you conducted the search that brought you to this page, you were probably overwhelmed with many choices and options. It is an overwhelming world full of unknown options. You can feel safe in your choice of a Thriveworks life coach.
When you call us, you know you are getting someone with experience and proper credentialing.
The professionals at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA Life Coaching are leaders in their field. We are very selective in choosing our life coaches. Thriveworks counselors, therapists, and coaches have been featured in leading publications, such as The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Prevention, Psychiatric Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. We are ready to put our expertise to work for you.
Let’s Get To Work
We are standing by, ready to help you achieve your hopes and dreams. Do you remember the optimism of your youth? Do you remember your answer when someone asked you as a child what you wanted to be when you grow up? The ambition and vigor of childhood does not need to be lost forever. Having some of that exuberance and joy in our adult lives is a very healthy goal. Thriveworks life coaches are ready and willing to help you remember and recapture that joy.
We want to help you achieve your goals and realize your dreams. We believe that it is important to have appointments available and be ready when you are ready to contact us. Most counseling or life coaching offices operate with a waiting list.
We have extended hours and can work around your busy life and schedule. We understand that calling us may not be an easy decision for you. This may be a decision that you have struggled with for weeks, or even years. You may have dreamed of a time when you could focus on yourself and give life to your goals. Now is the time. There has never been a better time to make a commitment to your emotional and psychological health. You have a lot of commitments in your life; a lot of responsibility. Make a commitment to yourself.
Your dreams have sat on the back burner long enough. It would be our honor to speak with you.
Call Thriveworks Atlanta, GA Life Coaching in Sandy Springs and get started on your journey from 0 to +10.