6 Tips To Find Your Purpose in Life Coaching
What is the purpose of life? Many philosophers have debated this for years.
(I personally believe it is to l.i.v.e. – whatever that means to you.)
Answering this question is not the purpose of this article. What matters is your purpose in life.
And the answer is unique for everyone. We all have natural born talents, varying experiences, interests, and skill sets. These are only part of determining your purpose in life coaching.
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away .Pablo Picasso
Your purpose in life can be found in the overlap between what you love and what the world needs with what you are good at and what the world will pay for. Purpose comes from what lights you up + what’s practical and useful.
Some people find their purpose in life through their work. Your purpose blends with what interests you and brings you joy.
The Value in Finding Purpose In Life
Living a meaningful and purposeful life contributes to better physical health and mental fitness.
It reduces the risk of chronic disease and multiple studies have found that it can help you live longer.
Having a purpose in life comes from feeling connected to others and using your gifts in the service of others.
Many people find that purpose changes throughout their lifetime. As you continue to grow, learn, and experience new things your purpose will evolve too.
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Tips to Find Your Purpose In Life Coaching
Not sure what your purpose in life coaching is? Start with these tips:
1. Explore your passions
You know that odd hobby of yours that you can totally geek out on when given the chance? That’s what we call a passion. This is a good place to start looking when searching for your deeper purpose in life coaching.
If you don’t have an interest like this that clearly stands out, don’t worry! For some people it can be hard to identify what your passions and interests are because they are so ingrained in your daily life.
Try asking someone close to you what you’re passionate about. Sometimes it easier for others to see!
Another way to uncover your passion is to list out what you’re good at. Get really specific. This will help you in reaching the audience that will resonate with you the most.
2. Develop a growth mindset
Constantly growing and becoming a better version of yourself helps you identify your purpose and commit to pursuing it.
Read more Position Yourself for Success with a Growth Mindset
3. Be of Service
Start looking for opportunities for you to give back to a movement or cause that touches you. This might look like volunteering your time in your local community or donating your skills or money.
An easy way to get started is to spread a little kindness. Offer to take the cart back for someone at the grocery store or offer kind words to others when you think them.
By being of service to others in different scenarios will help you see where your effort gives you the most fulfillment and in turn help you find more purpose in your life coaching.
4. Create a personal vision statement
Companies of all shapes and sizes have vision statements, so why not you? A personal vision statement can help you understand who you are and what you’re about. It will help guide you when there are tough decisions for you to make throughout your life coaching.
5. Practice gratitude
If you’ve never tried this before, it might feel a little weird to start. That’s okay. Start by taking a few moments each day to think about 3 things you’re grateful for. It can be anything. The more you practice, the easier and less strange it becomes. Try this 1 Simple Practice of Gratitude to Start Today.
Practicing gratitude/ acknowledging the good in your life can make you more generous and lead to acts of kindness, which contributes to finding a sense of purpose.
6. Use Your superpowers
Throughout life we all face struggles and hardships. When you overcome challenges in life you develop certain superpowers based on your new perspectives and lessons learned. Having been through a hard time and come out the other side, you are now able to relate to someone else going through something similar and are in a unique position to help them.
Using your superpowers can be one of the most powerful ways to pursue your purpose in life coaching. It takes a lot of courage to acknowledge your challenges and use that to help others.
Your Purpose in Life Coaching
If you’re tired of living your life on autopilot, it’s time to find your purpose. Uncovering your purpose will require you to dig deep, ask yourself questions that may be uncomfortable, and challenge yourself in ways you haven’t been challenged before. But it’s worth it! It will help guide you through the different stages of your life and change and evolve just as you do.
If you’ve already taken the time to become a life coach, congrats! You’ve likely identified that you find purpose in helping others. Now comes the deeper part, finding the specific audience that will resonate with what you have to offer. (Often referred to as “niching down”.) Don’t let this scare you!
Finding your deeper purpose in life coaching and uncovering how you can help a specific audience can be challenging but we are here to help! We are a group of coaches who have been exactly where you are. That’s why we’ve built an online community to support each other. Start feeling less alone by joining our free Facebook group: The Best Life Coach Collective – Community + Business Support for Coaches.
See you in there!