Weird thought, huh?
Especially for someone who’s been in the counseling or coaching profession for the better part of the last 25 years.
Give me a minute to explain.
I look around Facebook and some of the other social networking sites (but especially Facebook), and I see a whole bunch of people positioning themselves as coaches and consultants.
They’re good people. All of them. They have a genuine desire to help.
They also have a genuine desire to want to be heard, to be listened to…
…to be liked.
The human need for recognition, to be liked, talked about, respected, is strong.
It is – without a doubt – the most common need most of us are walking around with.
I know…been there, done that.
Nothing wrong with it.
The problem comes when someone gets the idea in their head they can “coach” other people.
Even better…they can become Law of Attraction coaches!
(It’s 2011…do we still talk about Law of Attraction, or has that come and gone?)
People want to move forward in their businesses. They want to find the love they’ve been looking for.
They want to lose weight.
We know all the hot button issues.
And at one point they turned to a coach for help.
It’s cool stuff.
Counseling, coaching, mentoring…I’m all for it.
As long as it’s a qualified person…
And as long as there is some reasonable chance the person looking for coaching is going to grow from the experience.
Can it work?
Some of my clients have made lots of money.
Others have rekindled relationships.
Others have moved businesses forward.
Others have lost weight and gotten their health back.
The list goes on.
Plenty of others haven’t done anything with it.
Truth…it’s a funny thing.
It liberates us.
And points us in directions that seem hard in the beginning, but make us feel really good once we follow.
It also shows us how some of the things we’ve been doing were so bone-crunchingly wrong, we have to laugh at ourselves.
I coach, counsel, consult in truth.
Which means I’m very selective in who I will work with.
Your Truth-Telling Pal,
P.S.: Yes, Law of Attraction is still law. The fad has come and gone. The principle is timeless. Own it, and let it bless your life.