Have you ever wondered how the the Oprahs, the Bill Gates, the Serena Williams keep their winning mindset? And how they maintain that mindset regardless of the circumstances? How about the celebrities like President Bill Clinton or hard rockers like Metallica? How do they manage to pull themselves back up after facing a public self-destruct? More and more high level professionals now credit their success — and increased happiness — to something that might surprise you.

A life coach. More specifically: to the winning mindset that a life coach can help you achieve.

Why are more and more professionals hiring life coaches versus therapists?

Studies conducted on the effectiveness of life coaching showed 99% of the people they interviewed saw their experience working with a life coach as rewarding, while 96% stated they would do it again. Moreover, 65%  said working with a coach helped them improve their performance at work, and 80% said it helped improve their self-confidence.

Generally speaking, a therapist helps you understand your past experiences. How might your past be responsible for your feelings in the present? A great life coach focuses more on exploring new ways to interpret your “now”. They help you find more empowered versions of your story to accelerate your growth and happiness into the future.

So what does a life coach actually do?

A great life coach helps you to create more positive habits and rituals. They focus on the belief that we get to choose what we make our experiences mean in the context of our life. We all know that a car needs fuel to consistently make it to its destination. A life coach helps your mind get that same powerful fuel. You can then use that fuel to reach your dreams and goals more effectively. Not to mention enjoying the ride along the way.

Often, we find ourselves trying to “read the label from inside the bottle”. It’s hard for us to see what we are doing that consistently trips us up. And if we can’t see it, how can we transform it into something that propels us forward? An owner of a team headed to the Super Bowl wouldn’t dream of sending the team into the game without coaches who can hold them to a higher vision. Today, more and more high achieving professionals are discovering that a great life coach can help them reach their own “Super Bowl” success. Even a success that might otherwise have seemed impossible.

So how do you know if a mindset life coach might be right for you?

Often, a huge clue is simply the feeling that you are stuck. Yep, either feeling busy, busy, busy and getting no where or feeling flat — like what’s even the point? Nothing seems to ever get better. If you hear yourself constantly saying, “I’m just being realistic,” you may be shutting yourself down. You may not be giving yourself a chance to reach your full potential. A life coach could help you rattle that cage a bit and even help you get the courage to challenge what might indeed be possible.

If you are low on self-esteem and overrun with self-doubt, you’re a great candidate for life coaching. If you find yourself constantly saying things like, “I just can’t seem to ____” or “my life is a mess” or “time is not my friend”, those are often limiting beliefs that can be transformed. Maybe you feel like you have no idea what’s next for you. No idea what your purpose is — much less what your passion is. Great life coaches can help you gain clarity and rekindle a sense of excitement about the future. They can help ignite your drive both in business and in your personal life.

If you feel like you are ready to get “unstuck”, ready to wake up looking forward to your day, take it from Oprah and Metallica and at least explore your options with a life coach. Your life can be a beautiful adventure. It can be thrilling and also rewarding. And if there is even the possibility that working with your own life coach can make a powerful impact on your life like it has done for so many celebrities, isn’t it worth a try?

Source: https://thriveglobal.com/stories/how-oprah-and-metallica-can-help-you-get-a-winning-mindset. Reproduced for educational purposes.