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Life Coaching Books - A Bunch of Bollocks?

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    T_Diamondposted 7 years ago

    I've read one of these books called "Excuse me, your life is waiting" by Lynn Grabhorn, and it really works for me. I can apply the techniques I learnt in that book in real life, and I can see the results.

    It's very exciting!

    Having said that, I know others who've read similar books which they thought was a complete waste of time.

    My question is...Do you believe in these life-coaching books?

    1. Garrett Mickley profile image81
      Garrett Mickleyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've read Tim Ferriss' "4 Hour Work Week" and it not only gave me some tips that I have put to use in every day life, but also inspired me to work towards leaving my 8-5 job so that I can enjoy life the way I want.

      I don't know if that is considered a Life Coaching book, but what you said reminded me of it.

      I'll write a hub about how it helped me, although I'm sure there's already some out there.

      1. profile image0
        T_Diamondposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Awesome, thanks for sharing!

  2. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    I think they can be helpful for anyone who wants some direction and tips. as you say in your post, some can benefit from them, others aren't interested.

    if it helped you, that's what counts. smile

    1. profile image0
      T_Diamondposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thx Rebekah smile

    2. Lisa HW profile image70
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      rebekahELLE, I agree.  Some people like to look to others for tips and advice.  Some figure things out for themselves well.  It doesn't mean the books are useless to those looking for that kind of info.

  3. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 7 years ago

    Yes, they can offer some good ideas. 'Simplify Your Life' helped me get my life back on track a few years ago - not that I'd use any such book as though it were the Bible (I'm not disciplined enough for that anyway).

    1. profile image0
      T_Diamondposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's great Camlo, thx for sharing!

      1. sofs profile image79
        sofsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I cant say I've read  many life coaching books,  but the tips that I have been putting out for my local social group has been (I am  told )pretty effective and I've seen lives brighten up! 
        So actually its about what an individual is looking for at that point of time.
        I can surely say even if we may not be able to follow all that is said to the T we may still be able to take away something for ourselves.

  4. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    My life coaching lessons were from experience, having been raised on an island where no one else lived. If you didn't just do it yourself.. it didn't happen!

    I think it's sad that people today do not have lifestyles that allow them to grow on their own wits as opposed to gaining life skills from less natural sources. sad

  5. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    what is bollocks?

    1. camlo profile image89
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It means something like 'a load of rubbish' here. Look in a dictionary for what it could otherwise mean smile

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image63
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        thanks for that it said "testicles" hehehe
        How could a "testicle" be useless???
        It could mean nonsense or useless?? in this OP it means that life coaching is useless or nonsense, am I right?

        1. camlo profile image89
          camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          That's right smile
          You could also say a load of balls ...
          People used to say 'a load of bull', but 'codswallop' I like even better, whatever that is smile

    2. alternate poet profile image64
      alternate poetposted 7 years ago

      There are a few life coaching books, hubs etc,   I find about 5% excellent advice with good ideas for moving forward - 95% pure bollocks´╝î to quote the OP big_smile

    3. Pearldiver profile image79
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

      It Gets Worse yikes

      I Think he called the coach GrabHorn in the same sentence as bollocks! yikes

      I wonder What Life Skills are taught here literally? hmm

     
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