Getting help from a coach when it comes to something as important as your career can be your best friend when you are going through tough decision. This can be an excellent resource for solving challenges in your career, if you know how to work with your coach and appeal to that second part of the brain that is geared towards wanting to help and support.
One of the most encouraging things you can do is to find someone who you are comfortable working with, and then who you feel comfortable working with at the same time. I regularly get all kinds of different kinds of support. My job coaching friends give me the positive feedback that I do a great job in my job, and they really appreciate the abilities I bring that they see in me. As the old saying goes, ” People to people helps! “
If you are happy to work with them and you feel comfortable working with them, you are going to be able to develop a relationship where you trust and respect and appreciative of their feedback, and you’re going to be much more chance to find the solution to challenges or problems in your career, because you know you will work with your coach to solve them.
One of the ways I ask my clients to step out of their comfort zones is to get help from a professional to help them stay focused and to find solutions to issues in their career. This is another helpful strategy when it comes to getting help in your career because it can help you to look at things from a different perspective, and it can lead you to business ideas and different ways of thinking.
One key also is to get help in what I refer to as the “second part of the brain.” There is always that part of our brain that understands the world we lived in, or the nature of things around us. We may not know it, but we also have this part of our brain that goes to some of our subconscious pictures and preferences that you can communicate to your subconscious mind, and it may be a very negative one. It says to yourself, ” I need to act really badly, because I would be really bad if I didn’t.” And it may even try to talk to you, telling you to act in a certain way.
Does the mental picture of these two thoughts work against each other? I would guess both thoughts are pulling in different directions, so the key here is to start pulling in different directions. Your subconscious mind also begins to play tricks and tell you to act badly, so it may be harder to be able to act the way you want. This can cause a lot of stress for you, not to mention getting you to act in ways you do not want to.
When I was getting help from my coach about some decisions she needed to make, she would tell me the “second part of the brain,” which was about acting badly, because she could not act in a positive way, because she would be bad if she didn’t act badly. She would find herself coming up with some reasons all alone, and any rationalizes she could think of to act badly. This got her weirdly off track.
When you first start working with a coach about something that you have been struggling with, I encourage you to try it out on a regular basis, just to work with them in the way that works best for you. Then, we can continue to work together as help each other through whatever you are feeling and figuring out about the situation. So, if you need help about sitting around and mulling things over and coming up with a plan, or just on the very edge of making a decision that may mean you being great or awful, you can come to me – or my coach.