Do you have a Bucket List?
It’s not as morbid as it may seem. And I believe everyone should have one.
Times passes faster than we expect and before you know it, you are looking back over the years and thinking; “How did I miss it?”
I wish I had started my bucket list earlier in life. But recently, I was able to complete an item on my bucket list: To compete in a dance competition!
I had no formal training, but dance has been in my blood since I was a little girl. Dance has been such a passion my entire life that I wanted to push myself to see how good a dancer am I really……or am I good at all?
But my dream of dancing wasn’t going to get my feet moving in the right direction on their own! I needed help and I needed professional help.
I started with group lessons and while I was learning, I also found community with others through a common interest. But I realized I needed more personal attention if I wanted to get better, so I hired a Dance Coach.
He educated me on the competition requirements, which division and which dances I should compete in. He helped me improve my dance with one-on-one practice and provided the tools I needed to compete with confidence. It was absolutely worth the time, money and energy and YES, I would do it again.
It is easy to see why people hire coaches for dance or a sport.
But why would someone hire a coach for their “life”? As a Personal Coach, I hear this a lot, along with “My life must be pretty bad to need a coach!”
That could not be further from the truth!
Maybe you have an item on your bucket list and the clock keeps ticking.
Maybe you don’t have a bucket list or a goal but you know you need goals. But you are too overwhelmed to focus on it.
Maybe you have a project that you can’t seem to finish.
Maybe you are constantly rushing everywhere with no margin in your life.
Maybe you are ready for something to change but you don’t know where to start or what that would even look like.
Maybe you feel like you are on that merry-go-round. You want to jump off but you can’t seem to get the courage to make the leap.
Maybe you are in a season of transition and have questions about what to do next.
Did you know that:
A coach will bring an objective perspective.
A coach will cheer you on, encourage and support you.
A coach will give you positive reinforcement, not judgment or criticism.
A coach will challenge you and push you to be better. Because we want to quit when it gets hard.
A coach will provide accountability – which is something we don’t like but we need. Otherwise we would just do it.
Here’s the big “secret”; We have to do the work. The coach cannot do it for us.
I had to practice and do the drills. It was not always fun but it was necessary.
So why would you hire a Personal Coach? Why would you hire me?
If I were to ask you what is most important for your growth, you may answer:
To find meaningful work.
To be financially independent
To figure out what to do next
To get unstuck with being overwhelmed with all the “to-do’s”.
To pursue a dream but where to begin.
So the real question to ask yourself is:
Am I ready?
Am I ready to do the work that will get to my goals and dreams or just get unstuck!
If it were easy, you would have done it by now.
And as I learned, all my dreaming, wishing and passion for dance was not enough to transfer my Bucket List item into reality.
I was ready to invest in the work to get to a goal that was important for me. That’s not selfish. That’s focusing on goals that bring quality of life that I don’t want to miss.
Are you ready?