The Power of Why

One of the agreements I have with my coaching clients is that they send me a question about anything they want at least 48 hours before each of our coaching calls.  All topics are welcome. This helps create momentum for the work we’re doing together and supports them with following their curiosity.

One of my clients recently asked me, “What is your ‘why’ for being a coach?”

I loved this question!  Something I know to be true from my own experience and from working with my clients is the value of having a strong “why” for everything we choose for our lives.

Our “why” helps us get to know ourselves – who we really are.  This results in being more authentic.

Our “why” helps others get to know us – who we really are.  And what we stand for.

Our “why” is what motivates us and keeps us going when things get difficult, or when they don't go the way we want them to.

Our “why” serves as a touchstone to check-in with when making future decisions.

Our “why” reminds us of why we chose something in the first place. It reminds us why it was important to us and renews our energy towards it.

Our "why" helps us to blossom – to fully step into our power and abilities.

Here's an example ...

MY WHY

My initial "why" for being a coach was to make a life, make a living, and make a difference doing something I loved and something that aligned with my natural strengths.  Something that was so fulfilling that I would never want to retire.

And, it was also to enjoy the freedom of choosing what I do, with whom I do it, how I do it, when I do it, and where I do it.

As I stepped into my initial "why's," they began to blossom ...

My "why" for being a coach has evolved into collaborating with God to live my life to the fullest, and helping others who want to do the same.

My "why" for being a coach has evolved into practicing personal growth, love, compassion, forgiveness and acceptance, and helping others who want to do the same.

My "why" for being a coach has evolved into being a contributor of love, peace and joy in the world, and helping others who want to do the same.

My "why" for being a coach has evolved into having fun!  And helping others who want to do the same!

JOURNALING PROMPTS:

What's your "why" for something you feel passionate about
in your life right now?

What's your "why" for something you'd like to feel more passionate about?

If you're interested in this topic and want to learn more about it, you might enjoy this TedTalk by Simon Sinek and his book Start with Why.