May 26, 2020
What do professional athletes, top business leaders, business executives, and organizational leaders all have in common? They have coaches.
Bill Gates once said, “Everyone needs a coach. We all need people that give us feedback. That’s how we improve.”
Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and Leonardo DiCaprio all enlist the help of life coaches. These are individuals at the top of their fields, but when asked, they attribute much of their continued success to their work with their life coaches. They are not alone. Life coaching is becoming more and more common among business people, teachers, creatives, and entrepreneurs.
If people invest this much time and resources for coaching in their professional careers, how much more should be invested in the most important part of our lives: our families. Yet many do not think about taking their family life as seriously as their careers.
Do you want a close family who chooses to be together once they don’t have to be anymore?
Do you want to create a lasting legacy?
At the end of the day do you want to know you’ve spent your time valuably?
At the end of your life do you want to know you’ve given your best to your spouse and kids?
If you answer is yes to any or all of these questions, chances are you could use a home coach.
Here are five reasons to work with a home coach
1. Gain valuable insight and knowledge
Coaches often have insight and experiences that we don’t yet possess. We can learn from another’s knowledge base and the insight may save us learning the hard way. They are well researched and can offer insight into our personal family dynamic in light of what they know.
2. Benefit from accountability
Probably the best part of coaching is the accountability. We all need to answer to someone other than ourselves, just ask Weight Watchers (it’s been the key to their success). When we are accountable to someone else, we live more intentionally and get more done. We all need deadlines and people who will hold us to our word. Accountability works when trying to live intentionally as a family.
3. Get valuable feedback
Most of us are too close to our situations and family dynamics to be objective. We benefit from a neutral third party who can look at our dilemmas objectively and give insight.
4. Receive practical help
We can all benefit from fresh strategies and practical tips when it comes to raising our families. It’s easy to get caught in the same patterns and ruts. When someone outside of our family comes alongside, we open up to new ideas that breathe fresh life into our dynamic.
5. Love your life
If we want to love our life more, we need to start doing things that bring joy, satisfaction, and fulfillment. Home coaching helps us figure out what those things are as a family, and then moves us in that direction.
We will never regret investing more time, more energy, and more resources into our families.