When Creative Coaching Is Wrong For You

First of all: when is creative coaching right for you?

Creative coaching will help you get tons of clarity, figure out an action plan, and get you to where you want to be.
So if you seek positive change in your life, come on down!

But sometimes it’s just not the right choice for right now.
So what action will get you moving forward when coaching is not an option?

  1. I’M FINE, THANKS!

You may be pretty darn happy right where you are! You wake up in the morning looking forward to your day; you know what you want, and either you’ve got it, or you know how to get there. Awesome!

2. TIME

You are ready for this journey — but you can’t figure out how you’re going to find the time for coaching in your already busy life.

  • When do you think you will have the time? What steps can you take today to help create a space in your schedule for future coaching?
  • If you kind of have the time but it’s a bit of a squish, ask your coach if she provides coaching by Skype or telephone.
  • If you can dedicate some time to coaching but not weekly, ask your coach if she takes clients who can only meet twice a month.
  • Is the goal of your coaching to learn how to manage your time? Call your life coach of choice. Explain the challenge. Ask if she can help you figure out a solution.

You may decide to delay coaching for now, in which case, make sure to prioritise your daily self-care. (Yes, you.) This is not negotiable!

3. MONEY

You are ready to get some clarity and take some action — but coaching costs money, and finances represent a significant hurdle for you.

  • If you don’t have enough cash, ask your life coach if she offers a sliding scale or a payment plan that will enable you to get started right away.
  • If that doesn’t work out, how can you set aside some money every day, week or month to create a coaching fund for yourself?
  • If you can afford your coaching, but it makes you anxious for any reason, you can ask your coach more questions about what to expect from the coaching process. You can also think about coaching as an investment and ask yourself: is this the best investment you can make in yourself today?

You may decide to delay coaching for now. Whatever your decision is, be sure to prioritise your self-care on a daily basis. Yup. I’m serious.

4. OVERWHELMED

You know you need something to change, you’re just not sure where to turn: do you want a life coach, a psychologist or a psychiatrist?

Here are some über-basic guidelines:

  • A life coach is an expert in helping you achieve positive change.
  • A psychologist is an expert in helping you overcome problems that are interfering with your life (which can include mental illness) using counseling or therapy.
  • A psychiatrist is a medical doctor of mental health who can diagnose psychological problems and, if necessary, provide treatment with medication and/or recommend counseling or therapy.

Does one of those descriptions clearly fit you best? Get in touch with the right person for you.

Still not sure what you need? You might try asking an expert: your GP. You can meet and discuss your situation with her and see which path she suggests.

You can also call your life coach and ask as many questions as you want about the coaching process. Your well-being is your coach’s #1 priority, always.

The bottom line: when you want to achieve great insights, get tons of clarity, outline an action plan, and get to where you want to be, creative coaching is fabulous!

When coaching is not what you need right now, remember that self-care is right for everyone, every day — so prioritise it. Like, today!

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