A good life coach will be supportive, friendly, professional, honest, empathetic, organised, intuitive and objective. They will respect your beliefs, goals and desires while creating opportunities for you to explore these leading to new actions resulting in your desired coaching outcomes.
A good coach will believe in you, when you do not believe in yourself, and ultimately help you to see that you have everything within you to help you achieve what you desire.
A good coach will walk the talk, i.e. they will generally be pretty happy, healthy and fulfilled too!
What could you do to begin looking at your life in a more positive way now?
One of the most difficult things to do is be objective with ourselves. However, if you are reading this then you are probably at a point of wanting to make some changes in your life and achieve different ways of being.
Everything starts with a thought and so begin, quite simply, with where you are at now.
Notice your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Do you always think negatively? Do you respond in ways you feel are not good for you or others? Do you often experience negative emotions?
When you feel you are thinking, feeling or acting in a way you feel is not 'good' simply observe. Bring your focus of awareness to the present moment and observe what you are thinking, feeling or doing.
By doing this you are becoming your own silent observer. Don't judge yourself but simply notice what is happening, as it happens.
You will soon begin to see that you have a choice to think and so feel and act differently and in a way that serves you, i.e. in ways which are good for you.
Rather than focusing on what you don't want, focus on what you do want. Begin to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. At first this might feel as though you are constantly watching and noticing your thoughts, but over a short period of time you will find that thinking more positively feels more natural.
When you change what is within, what is without changes naturally. This is to say that by changing your thoughts you are changing more info what you experience in your life. You are not going to get yourself out of debt overnight or into your dream job in a month but by accepting and acknowledging that the change must come first from within you will begin to work towards changing your life situation and shaping your future more in line with what you want.