We are coming to the close of 2013 and every life coach, productivity specialist, mentor and the like is writing about what you should do to finish this year strong and start 2014 moving in the right direction.  Most are saying “map out your 2014 plans now and guess what, let me help you do it.” Some are saying “focus on the now, and while you’re doing that, let me help you.” Do you really need someone to help you list the boatload of goals and objectives that you want to accomplish in life or business? Do you really need someone to help you realize your dreams and aspirations? Chances are you do. The quickest way to go further and achieve you dreams to have someone mentoring and helping you along the way. The quickest way to finish strong is by getting yourself a coach. Here’s why.

[su_quote cite=”Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Campbell Soup Company”]I can cite numerous sponsors at different places in my career that made a huge difference for me just in terms of pulling me aside and giving me a tip or some coaching, or just watching what I was doing and not being afraid to tell me the truth about it.[/su_quote]

We Need A Coach

Most of us think of coaching in terms of sports. In sports, every athlete needs a coach, a mentor or someone to guide them in their process to do more and to become more, to do better and to become better, and to do the great things that they envision themselves doing. Those who accept the role and responsibility of a coach are the ones who excel far beyond their counterparts. They become the “greats” that we constantly compare to each other throughout history. Just like an athlete needs a coach, we need that special someone who will push us, not just to our limit, but beyond the glass ceilings that we create in our minds. We need someone to help us realize and maximize the bundled potential that lies within all of us.

We Need A Coach for Various Goals

To keep with the sports coaching analogy, a football team utilizes several coaches (a coaching staff) for the varying team positions. For example, they have an offensive line coach just for the players who play on the offensive line. They utilize a quarterbacks coach to work specifically with the quarterbacks. The list goes on for nearly every position played on the football team.  Why is that? Here’s why.  While the head coach is ultimately responsible for the overall team and its development, there is no way he can spend adequate time attending to the coaching needs of every position and every player. The work is divided to achieve that maximum desired goal and the maximum output for the team. Selecting a single coach may be beneficial to you and may be all that you need. However, choosing the right coach at the various stages of your life or to help you achieve varying goals is just as critical. My advice: get a coach, get many coaches. We all have varying degrees of expertise. And, for you to make the most of your efforts, you will need more than one person to help you.

Some Quotes on Coaching

“All coaching is, is taking a player where he can’t take himself.” – Bill McCartney “I think what coaching is all about, is taking players and analyzing there ability, put them in a position where they can excel within the framework of the team winning.” – Don Shula “But with the right kind of coaching and determination you can accomplish anything and the biggest accomplishment that I feel I got from the film was overcoming that fear.” – Reese Witherspoon, actress “Coaching helps you take stock of where you are now in all aspects of your life, and how that compares to where you would like to be.” – Elaine MacDonald

More on the Benefits of Coaching

[su_quote cite=”Leeza Gibbons, TV personality and talk show host”]I’ve seen the power of Life Coaching firsthand and I know how beneficial it can be.[/su_quote]