Any step you take to improve your life can seem risky. After all, so many things you’ve tried before haven’t helped. Sometimes it seems like the next thing that doesn’t work will be “the straw that breaks the camel’s back.” However, there’s one thing you can be sure of; if you don’t try, you can’t succeed. If you want more out of life, and you’re tired of struggling, coaching could be just the thing you’ve been looking for. Evaluate these statements to determine if, for you right now, these are TRUE or FALSE. This will help you determine if you’re really ready to benefit from working with an ADHD coach:
- I am ready to accept coaching. I have handled (or am currently handling) any psychological issues I may have and I am willing and able to take the actions necessary to create the life I want.
- I am willing to do the work required and I understand my success and the success of my coaching is up to me.
- I have ambitious goals and I am ready and eager to tackle them.
- I am ready to stop or to change self-defeating behaviors.
- I am willing to try new ways of doing things and I will give my coach the benefit of the doubt. I understand that for coaching to be successful I will need to look at things differently and learn new skills and habits.
- I will be open and truthful with my coach. If I am not getting what I need or expect from coaching, I will openly discuss this with my coach as soon as I realize it so I can get what I want and need from the relationship.
- I will do the things I say I’ll do. If something is difficult for me, I will discuss it with my coach so we can work around it.
- I want and can handle honest feedback.
- I understand that achieving goals takes time. I am willing to invest the time required to achieve them.
- I can commit the time needed for appointments and I can complete the work in between appointments and can be relied upon to be on time for all my appointments. If this is challenging for me, I will work with my coach to set up systems to enable me to keep my commitments.
- I see coaching as a worthwhile investment in my life. I have prioritized my finances so that I have adequate funds to pay for coaching and will not regret the investment, nor will my family or I suffer because of the fee.
If you answer True to most of these statements, you may be a great candidate for coaching. Those statements you identified as False may indicate you have some work to do to fully benefit from coaching. Talk it over with ADHD Coach Linda.