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Taking Control of Your Future With Online Coaching

Updated on August 25, 2015

In many ways, it is not hard to see why different types of online coaching, such as life coaching and business coaching, have taken on such tremendous importance in people’s lives, because without them there is often a feeling that their lives are out of control.

Human beings have an inherent need and desire for control, not because we all want to become some kind of tyrant, but because control over our own lives provides us with a sense of security. All too often though, especially with today’s frenetic lifestyles, we can feel as though we are stuck on a rollercoaster ride, powerless either to stop and get off or to control the direction that life is taking us in. Either that or we have a sense of just drifting through our existence without knowing what it is that we want or where we will ultimately end up. In either case, the feelings associated with the lack of control can be frightening and stressful.

As individuals, many of us waste huge amounts of time and energy in our lives. We get so caught up in reacting to the events and situations that life throws at us and trying to “fix” the things that typically go wrong in our working lives, at home and in our relationships that we don’t have sufficient inner resources left to be proactive and to direct our energies towards attaining what we really want. We go over the same ground time and time again, moving around in circles instead of plowing on forwards towards meaningful objectives. Taking control of our lives feels like a monumental task, and yet in reality it requires no more energy (and probably much less!) than simply muddling along without purpose or direction. What is more, however, is that taking control of our own destinies brings greater levels of satisfaction and allows us to use far more of the enormous potential that we all possess.

Taking back the control of one’s own life can mean different things to different people. For some, it might involve dealing with specific aspects of their existence which cause them difficulties, such as overcoming passive behavioral traits and learning how to take back the control that others seem to rob them of. For others, meanwhile, it could revolve around much broader issues, such as determining long-term career or life goals and establishing plans and strategies which are designed to help them reach those objectives and avoid the terrible “What if?” scenario that we all fear. Whichever is the case though, and irrespective of whether we need coaching for life or coaching for business, the online coaching services which are available today through sites such as provide a convenient and effective means of dealing with the issues that hold us back. From the comfort of our own homes and at a time which fits in with our own hectic schedules, we have the help and the guidance of an expert mentor to put us on track towards a new and exciting future over which we have the control to achieve all that we are capable of and all that we deserve.

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      I have specific and unique aspects to my work situation which made it convienent to take an online version of career coaching when I decided to change careers. I was able to work at any hours-I'm a night owl-and focus on what was necessary for me as an individual. Sometimes classrooms must be very generalized so that they fit everyone. But that means that much of my time is spent listening to things I already know or which do not relate to me because of my situation.

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      Sallie Brown 6 years ago

      This is a very readable article on a very serious subject. I think you would make a good coach. Thank you!