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Working With the Right Consultant

After I started my own business, I realized that there were a few aspects that I didn't understand completely. In addition to struggling with marketing and production, I also was a little skeptical about working with some of my vendors. Fortunately, after I talked with a great consultant, I was able to get back on track and hone my own craft. Business is tough, but it doesn't have to be. By talking with someone who has seen other businesses succeed and fail, you might be able to avoid experiencing similar problems. My blog talks about different aspects of business, and how consultants help so that you can be better prepared for what lies ahead.

Learning From A Life Coach: What You Will Do And How It Will Help You

Some people just cannot seem to find their way in the world. They meander from job to job, trying to find something that makes sense to them and/or makes them happy and content. There is nothing wrong with that, except that it does have a tendency to make you feel unfulfilled. If you want more out of life, but are not sure how to get it or where to go, then maybe hiring a life coach is right for you.

A life coach provides consulting and guidance tools which can help you find out what you do not know about yourself and where to go next once you are fully self-aware:

Guidance Tools: The Strong Interest Inventory and MBTI

Both of these assessment and guidance tools provided by your life coach will help you determine a few factors of your personality and life:

  • What your interests, skills and hobbies are
  • What hobbies you might like to transform into a career
  • What types of careers you can channel your hobbies and skills into
  • What your personality and psychological profile looks like
  • How well you get along with others
  • How well you fit or do not fit with other personality types and other psychological profiles
  • What your emotional make-up looks like
  • How you handle stress and different intense situations

After you take both of these assessments, your life coach will score them, highlight the high areas and sit down to talk with you about the results and what they mean.

Consulting Sessions: Goals and Achievements

Once you and your life coach have determined your strong interests, your skill set, and what you can and should do as a career, the next step is to set personal goals. This may be the most difficult part for you as many people have a hard time with understanding the purpose of short-term and long-term goals and the need to set them.

If your projected goal in life is to have a career that makes you happy, then your short-term goals should be viewed as stepping stones to help you get there. Your long-term goals should be very few and quite specific to start so you are not daunted by them.

It is important to see the achievement of each short-term goal as rewarding and positive. Your life coach will suggest some ways in which to reward yourself for meeting each goal and celebrating the success of your "life plan". As your goals become more rapidly achieved, you will get the hang of setting new goals for yourself and will need fewer and fewer sessions with your coach, until you do not need him or her at all.

Contact a company such as Career Assessment Site to learn more.