Updated: Sep 27, 2019
Who call the shots in your life? Do you take charge of your life or do you let it control you? Personal leadership is an essential virtue for people looking to take full charge of all facets of their lives – from relationships, work, health and finances to happiness and everything in between.
Exercising personal leadership is the ultimate way to chart your own destiny and take responsibility for every area of your life. But, sometimes it might be difficult to do it alone; more and more people are reaching out to a life coach so they can realize personal growth. Remember to become the captain of your life you need to be connected with your core values and vision as well as create actionable life goals. That’s where a life coach can be resourceful.
With a top-notch life coach on your side, here are some ways in which you can exercise personal leadership and take charge of your life.
But, first: who is a life coach?
Coach definition entails someone who props up, encourages, and offers guidance usually to athletes. You can say somewhat the same for a life coach. This is a trained professional who helps people set professional and personal growth goals so they can move forward in their lives. A life coach can help with myriad aspects of your life, including career, health, relationship, business, and so forth:
#1. Know Your Values and What Is Important to You
Knowing what makes you tick and determining your values give you a sense of purpose and structure. Once you have defined your values, you can easily tell where and what to focus your efforts and time on; otherwise, you will be aimless and disorganized. A life coach will help you develop these values so you can have a clear-cut roadmap that directs your decision-making process.
#2. Set Goals and Plan Ahead
Nothing in life will pan out without proper planning. Here, it helps to picture how you want your life to be, and then chunk it down into manageable portions. For everything that you desire to achieve in life, you’ll need an actionable plan or strategy. Start off by setting clear goals.
#3. Keep a Positive Mindset
Being the leader of your life isn’t always easy because some things might not go according to your plan. In such situation, the most challenging thing to do is to maintain a positive mindset. That’s where a life coach can come handy so you won’t beat yourself up over them.
#4. Don’t Forget to Have Fun
Becoming a full-time captain of all aspects of your life can be quite a challenge; it takes lots of strategizing and planning, not to mention implementing. Of course, it could bog your down over time. Taking control of your life also means maintaining life-work balance. It doesn’t hurt to take some time off to kick back and relax away from life troubles.
Sasha Raskin, MA, is an international #1 bestselling co-author , the founder and CEO of Go New , a transformational education program, a life, and business coach and a psychotherapist in Boulder, CO. He is working on a P.h.D in Counseling Education and Supervision and is an adjunct faculty at the Contemplative Counseling master’s program at Naropa University, from which he also graduated. Sasha has been in the mental health field for more than 10 years, worked with youth at risk, recovery, mental health hospitals, and coached individuals, couples, families, startups, and groups. He has created mindfulness stress reduction and music therapy programs within different organizations. Whether it’s in person or via phone/video calls, Sasha uses cutting-edge, research-based techniques to help his clients around the world to thrive.
As a coach Sasha Raskin provides individual and group coaching in Boulder, Colorado, and worldwide via video and phone calls, drawing from over ten years of experience. His services include: life coaching, business coaching, career coaching, ADD / ADHD coaching, leadership coaching, and executive coaching. Schedule your free 20-minute coaching phone consultation with Sasha Raskin
As a counselor in Boulder, CO, Sasha provides individual counseling in Boulder, CO , family therapy in Boulder, CO, and couples therapy in Boulder, CO, marriage counseling in Boulder, Colorado, and couples intensives / couples retreats, drawing from over ten years of clinical experience. Schedule your free 20-minute psychotherapy phone consultation with Sasha Raskin