I’ve heard this so many times in the past 18 months that I don’t even remember who said it first. You are the product of the 5 closest people you spend the most time with. This in fact makes so much sense since we are all products of our environment. As a child, I saw my step Dad perform little rituals as a part of his interaction with us. He would clap his hands together, rub together real fast and then jump to his feet to leave where he was sitting to go to the kitchen. He would sign these cute little ditties that taught some kind of life lessons. He had a ton of one liners that he used on us. When I grew up and moved away, I found that I would start to do those same things when I was with my friends or even when I was all alone. I was producing what I saw and heard him say and do.
I heard a preacher once tell the story of how he traveled through America in the 60’s with another minister from another part of the country. Years later, he had his friend come to visit his church and the minister had his friend come up and explain to his church what all those goofy sayings meant that he kept repeating all these years.
So, how did these points lead to me talking about who your accountability partner is? It’s because everyone needs someone to be accountable to. Without accountability, people will eventually be left to their own imaginations which can be a very dangerous place. Choosing the right accountability partner can be the difference between life and death and success and failure. You need an accountability partner who is stronger than you, physically, emotionally, socially, spiritually, and/or financially. You need someone who has walked through and overcome the challenges that you are facing. You also need someone who won’t hold back and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is and hold you to a higher standard.
As, I surveyed people when I decided to start the journey to becoming a life coach. I asked friends, family, and acquaintances hard questions about what steps they would need to take to make changes in their lives, and I found that most people could give me an answer that sounded good and fundamentally would work in most situations. What shocked me was that those same people didn’t know how to implement the steps, were unwilling to attempt them, or had tried them and failed. Most didn’t have someone encouraging them, guiding them, and holding them accountable. If you have struggled to complete goals, or were unable to accomplish your dreams or desires in life, you may benefit from life coaching.
Life coaches have the right questions that need to be asked to shine a light on your life exposing the areas that need to be worked on. They have access to programs and systems that move the client or potential client from failure to success in key areas which are meant to cause growth in their clients. They hold keys to helping you unlock your true potential. Life coaches love what they do and they are waiting for you to call and ask, how can I become greater than I am today or how can I obtain my goals, hopes, and dreams?
I love to help people and life coaching is helping me fulfill one of my childhood dreams to help as many people as possible achieve what they have always desired, but thought those things were out of reach.