A personal message from Scott:
I get it why you might be considering a life coach.
You might feel lost and confused. You might be expeeriencing self-doubt or your self-condidnence could use boost. You might have a vision but to strategy to make that vision a reality.
Life coaching can help.
Or maybe your relationships are trashed and you want to develop that fullfilling partnership you once dreamed of.
Life coaching can help.
Many people reach a point in their life where they are starting to fear that the “R”-word is just around the corner: regret.
Life coaching can help.
Whether you are stressed out, worried about your finances, struggle with follow-through, or are concerned about your physical health, life coaching can help.
The right life coach can fuel your focus, tenacity, and equanimity.
I would love to see if I am the right life coach for you. Read on. Learn how I can help you, how I have helped others, and how I, myself, live a life of focus, tenacity and equanimity. Experience how I can help you by booking a test drive.
Take charge of your life.G. Scott Graham
Life Coaching will help you Focus
Focus includes two areas:
- goals, and
Goals focus on the end result. Goal-oriented questions we explore in life coaching include:
- Do you know what you want with regard to wellness and your overall health?
- Do you know what qualities you seek in your intimate relationships?
- How will you know when you are fulfilled in your career?
- What are your financial goals?
Execution focuses on the strategies you are doing to achieve those goals. Execution-oriented questions we explore in life coaching include:
- What actions you can take to increase your wellness and your overall health?
- What actions you can take to enhance your intimate relationships?
- What can you do today to be more fulfilled in your career?
- How can you start today to be more financially solid?
Being clear on both goals and execution strategies is often a starting place for life coaching with Scott Graham.
Life Coaching will help you be Tenacious
Tenacity is about how you approach those actions and strategies you are executing. Tenacity is about your mental toughness.
“If you have any mental toughness, any fraction of self-discipline; the ability to not want to do it, but still do it; if you can get through to doing things that you hate to do: on the other side is greatness.”David Goggins
Life coaching comes with built-in accountability. Accountability shines a light directly on your tenacity — your determination — your perseverance. When it is clear that you are not tenacious, we focus on that in your life coaching sessions.
Tenacity brings potency.
Potency brings success.
Scott lives tenaciously and life coaching with him can help you bring this quality to your life as well.
Life Coaching will help you create Equanimity
Like tenacity, equanimity is a mental state and a way of approaching our present life situation, our goals, and our execution of the strategies we decide to pursue to reach those goals.
Equanimity is about the mental balance we bring to both our successes and our failures. Equanimity is about the mental balance we bring to both our wins and our losses. Equanimity is about the mental balance we strive to maintain when things are going as we want and when things are not going as we want.
Buddhists work to develop a sense of yathā bhūta or seeing and accepting things as they are (not as you would like them to be).
Many people first learn of this concept and mistakenly apply it to rationalize any number of behaviors that are rooted in anything but equanimity. They remain agitated, resentful, angry, or anxious — as opposed to a countenance that is cool, calm, serene, and accepting.
Essentially these people use the phrase “yathā bhūta” as a hip, intellectually-arrogant way of saying “fuck it.”
Life coaching can help you develop true equanimity so you can take on bigger and harder goals — allowing you to go beyond playing it safe just so you can feel “successful” and allowing you to fail miserably without feeling “disappointed.”
“It is easy enough to be pleasant,From “Worth While” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
When life flows by like a song,
But the man worth while is one who will smile,
When everything goes dead wrong.”
Understand also that Wilcox overlooks a core truth that many people not only struggle when everything goes dead wrong but they also struggle with the flip side of that coin: when the flowing song stops. These people — these success junkies — go from goal to goal to goal to goal — their entire lives — looking fulfilled, but, ultimately, feeling empty.
Developing equanimity is the antidote you will learn to apply through life coaching with Scott Graham.
About Boston Life Coach G. Scott Graham
G. Scott Graham is an author, a career coach, and a business coach in Boston, Massachusetts.
Scott is driven to help clients follow their “true azimuth,” which is different from “true north.” It means coaching clients to identify the true focus of their life — something that speaks individually to them. It means recognizing the forces that push our lives off course and adjusting to them so you get where you want to go. It means that when you are 90 years old and you look back on your life you have a sense of pride, accomplishment, and meaning — with no regrets.
Download these pdfs to learn more about what Scott and his company, True Azimuth, bring to life coaching:
Take this Life Coach for a Test Drive
Any coach worth your investment will offer you a free “test drive”. A “test drive” is not a “consult” or “get-to-know-you-session.” It’s not a “sales pitch” loaded with leading closed-ended questions designed to convince you to hire the coach you are talking to.
A test drive is a real-deal coaching session. It should look just like the coaching session the coach who is working with you provides to their current clients.
If a coach is unwilling to offer you a free complete coaching session that works just like those they offer current paying clients, you should hang up the phone and look for another coach. Your money is hard-earned and you should know what you are getting for it before you hand it over.
You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it out for a test drive, would you?
Beware of the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Beware of the used car salesperson posing as a coach. Many coaching “schools” teach a sales process, often called a “discovery session,” designed to “sell” you on coaching leading to you reciting your credit card number to the “coach” at the end of the session.
There are over 500 coaching credentials available — some you can get for as little as $200 and a weekend seminar. I enrolled my dog in a coaching certification program. Really, really.
From Psychology Today:
“Do your homework. The coaching field has grown exponentially over the past ten years. Claiming expertise in everything from “executive” to “life” to “career” to “leadership”, websites abound with “coaches” offering to sell you their services.”
“Coaching” has become a handy entrepreneurial venture, similar to “consulting.” Compared to psychology and counseling, the coaching field is something of a Wild West. It is an unregulated field or, as it is sometimes called, “self-regulated.” Coaches are not accredited or licensed by states– there are no required standards or training in the field. Anyone can call themselves a coach– and, in fact, many people do.”
Get the Book! It’s FREE!
Don’t make a mistake and hire the wrong life coach. Get the book!
It’s free. It’s a very quick read. It will (hopefully) save you a lot of money and wasted time working with the wrong coach.
Most people don’t really get what life coaching is about, how it works, and how to tell a good life coach from a bad life coach. This book is a solution to this problem.
In this book you will learn:
- What a coach actually does
- Why someone might need a coach
- How to select a coach
- How you can tell if a coach is any good
- How coaching typically works
- What happens during a coaching session
- How long do people usually work with a coach
- How much coaching typically costs
- Whether health insurance will pay for coaching
- How Internet- and phone- coaching compare to in-person coaching
Plus, you will get a downloadable worksheet that you can use to interview and then easily compare coaches you are considering!