People come, people go
Over time, it will show
Who is real, you will know
Through the years, you will grow
Indeed, many people come into our lives. Some will stay and some will go. But the memories and the lessons will remain.
Here are some of the coaches in our lives:
1. Our Parents
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
The ones who brought us into this world, our birth givers.
Our existence would not have been possible if it weren’t for them. We are allowed to live and experience the world for ourselves – the joy and pain, rain and shine, ups and downs, because of our parents.
They are the ones who raised us, put food on the table. They aided us in every step along the way of our journey to adulthood and independence. While we’re growing up, they are growing old.
Our father and our mother are our first coaches, who teach us right from wrong, and set a role model for us to follow.
2. Our Spouse
‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’
‘He who finds a wife finds a good thing. And obtains favor from the Lord.’
The person you marry will determine whether your life on earth is a heaven or a living hell.
A supportive spouse is important as it provides both parties in the relationship with many benefits. Feeling stressed out is inevitable to everyone and a supportive spouse alleviates the stress.
Given that he or she knows of the appropriate ways to provide support to you, it helps you maintain a positive outlook on the struggles you are facing.
However, it is good to always remind ourselves that it can be difficult for our spouses to support us when they are running low on it too. It is therefore important and overall beneficial to the relationship for you to take the initiative to help your partner carry their load as well.
Another aspect of the relationship is to bring out the best in each other. Thus we can be a coach to each other, not just to support each other but to grow together to the person we can become.
3. Our Teacher
Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.
Our teachers are the ones who impart to us with the knowledge and skills that enable us to build a career.
At times, teachers are like our parents away from home as they often teach things beyond academics, like moral values and character building. Some of us may have even grown up spending more time with our teachers than with our parents, given the long hours we spend in school.
Teachers are coaches to us who taught us the fundamentals of life.
4. Our Mentors
Be it in your career, sports, or any other areas of expertise, our mentors are experienced role models and guides. Someone we look up to, in work and life.
He is also the person we aspire to be one day, the role model whose good habits and mindsets we try our best to replicate.
Our mentors are our coaches who have gone where we have never gone before, and they will show us the ropes.
5. Our Advisor
Our advisor advises us on the various areas of our lives.
We cannot be the best in everything, so we let the experts handle the areas we may not be good at, while we focus on what we are good at.
Some of the advisors we need include:
A financial advisor is important mainly because it provides objectivity and helps put many financial situations into perspective that would be productive for you. Oftentimes, when we try to manage all of our finances, there is a risk of emotion involved as it concerns our own hard-earned money. As lay people who may sometimes lack objectivity or ample financial knowledge to make informed, unbiased decisions – a financial advisor can significantly help us avoid making impulsive choices that turn out to be dire mistakes.
Over time, we learn from our advisors, and they coach us in one way or another.
We do not meet people by accident.
They are meant to cross paths for a reason.
Everyone we meet is either a blessing or a lesson.
All of us can be a coach, be it by profession or by passion.
We all have the skills and knowledge to impart to another person.
In this time and age, coaching is even more essential. The pandemic is prompting both employers and employees to recognize the need for, and value of, coaching.
Take a leap of faith and start your coaching journey today.