Life Coaching and Staying Motivated

Staying motivated is easier said than done, but there are several ways for life coaches to stay motivated, even when energy levels are low. Life coaching is a very rewarding career, and achieving goals with clients involves being personally motivated every single day. There are some simple ways to keep your mind and body motivated. Here are a few to try:

Make Motivation for Life Coaching Fun

The key word here is fun - not easy - fun. Although that might seem like a contradiction, it is possible to work hard and have fun at the same time. Accomplishing daily and personal goals, with both clients and management, can go a lot smoother if you look forward to it. Every day you will wake up with a different perspective on your life coaching career; the key to being excited and motivated about your work that day is to remember to have fun while you're working hard.

You Should Give Yourself Credit for a Job Well Done

If you overcame a hard situation with a client, achieved a breakthrough in a life coaching session, or accomplished anything similar to this, take a minute to give yourself a pat on the back. The best motivator we have is ourselves. If you worked extremely hard to finish something, even when you didn't have the energy or motivation to do so, you deserve some self-recognition. Letting yourself feel good for a job well done will help ignite motivation for the next time a hard task/client/day comes around.

Reward Yourself When a Life Coach Goal is Reached, No Matter How Big or Small

Even if it's a small goal, rewarding yourself for accomplishing a task can be a great way to motivate yourself to tackle bigger goals in your life coaching career. Sometimes, we need to start small and recognize our progress with the little things before we try to tackle a K2-sized goal. It's okay to reward yourself for the small stuff. Maybe your goal was to make sure you followed up with every single client before leaving the office. As you were trying to gather the motivation to do so (perhaps it had been a long day) from somewhere, you decided that if you completed this, you'd pick up Ben and Jerry's on the way home. It might seem like something little, but giving yourself something to look forward to is a great way to inspire motivation on a daily basis.

Mix Up Your Life Coaching Motivational Techniques!

Here's where the fun part comes in again. Take a few ideas from above - whichever you prefer - and play with them. Personalize them. There won't be a blanket of motivational techniques that fits all life coaches. So make sure that you experiment to find out what works for you. Motivation is an extremely personal thing, because we are all motivated differently. Tuning into the things that motivate you as a life coach will help you determine the best way to stay motivated, even in the busiest of times.