Last night, I had trouble getting to sleep. I was pawing over an idea in my head, and for whatever reason, I couldn’t get it to shelve itself so that I could fall asleep. I was thinking about whether or not I was qualified to be a goal coach.
It seems there are many people who feel lost about wanting to lose weight and get more fit. They want the results, but aren’t really sure about the process. It’s mostly a matter of never having considered things differently. I have the feeling I could help some of these people.
Kat read a survey somewhere that said men are more likely to apply for jobs that they may not be 100% qualified to perform, whereas women tend to stick to jobs they know they can perform. I seem to fit this survey. I believe I could be a good goal coach, though I’ve held no professional position that matches that description.
My qualifications: I’ve been paid to encourage people to reach clearly defined goals for the last several years. I work with people of all skill levels to accomplish complex efforts that seem, at least initially, to be above the scope of their abilities.
I am a paid educator. I teach technology across diverse knowledge levels, so that people from all aspects of my organization can gain some understanding of the platform they sell, represent, or support. I do this in an informal style that makes everyone comfortable to ask questions, to push beyond their typical levels of understanding.
I have experience in setting and attaining goals. I’ve lost over 50 pounds by defining a program and then executing against my goals. I’ve accomplished several other goals, professionally and personally, in the same way.
I care about people. You might think this is true of everyone walking the earth, but I would beg to differ. I think there’s a spectrum. There are plenty of people above me on the care scale, but there are certainly many more below me. By this, I mean that I believe that people are inherently good, that they have abilities and powers they don’t normally tap into, and that these can be called on to achieve personal levels of greatness.
My idea for goal coaching is to offer weight loss support to people looking to lose 30 pounds or more. By support, I would offer weekly gatherings, education on the things I’ve researched, and pointers to all the resources I’ve used over the course of my personal efforts.
An attendee would come into an encouraging environment, learn about nutrition and fitness fundementals they might not have considered or didn’t completely understand from previous readings. They would have opportunities for questions and answers, and of course, goal setting.
Goal setting is something most of us do not use in our daily lives. When I use formalized goals, I come much closer to achieving my desired results than when I don’t. When I let life live me, things rarely go as smoothly as when there’s a desired outcome. I’m hoping to share the process with people and offer my experiences and understanding as a starting point.
What do you think about this? Can a guy with 30 pounds left to lose offer weight loss advice? Would you attend weekly get-togethers to talk about your own life, work on goals, and build confidence?
I’m anxious to know your thoughts.
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