But, the thing is… Coaches don’t teach. Coaches don’t need to have all the answers, because, in reality, that is bloody impossible. You can’t possible know everything there is to know about different jobs in different industries.
What a coach actually does is to help the coachee to think about things from different perspectives. To unlock their potential and build their self-confidence. To provide them the tools to be able to walk and run on their own two feet. To guide them to discover their own strengths and opportunities for growth and improvement.
And, sometimes, no matter how good the coach is, a coaching session might not turn out great if the coachees themselves are not open to be coached. Someone with a fixed mindset will be far more difficult to coach, as compared to someone with a growth mindset (I’ll write more about this in the next issue!). Not all coaching sessions are successful. Some fail, and that’s OK.
So, why do I worry so much? *knocks head on the wall*
Ironically enough, I took a Mentoring & Coaching module as a part of my Master’s degree, so I should know already know that. But somehow, the fear is still lingering in my mind, and holding me back.
I think it’s high time I actively work on overcoming this impostor syndrome. I mean, I know I’m pretty good at what I do (based on what others have told me), so why do I still feel scared and nervous about actually pursuing it? Even my parents are invested in what I do and sometimes would ask about how things are going, and they’re usually like “Why are you wasting your time doing these things?”
If I can make my parents have faith in my non-conventional hobby, heck, I can do anything.
I honestly have no idea how to end this long rant, but I guess ending with a thank you to everyone is a pretty good way. Some of you here have been there with me for the past few months (and some, years!), and the occasional supportive emails and DMs on social media really helps to solidify this choice in my life, and I really do appreciate it.
And, thank you, again, for subscribing and supporting this newsletter, which, in a way, is an extension of what I do in relation to personal development & self-growth. I enjoy writing and sharing about what I’ve learnt and gone through in my life, and I genuinely hope that it’s useful and beneficial to you too. :)