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  • Writer's pictureRebekka Darge

"work to live" or "live to work" - it is all a matter of perspective

As someone who's spent a significant amount of time in the corporate world, I've had my fair share of debates with colleagues about whether it's best to "work to live" or "live to work." While some people believe that their job is the most meaningful aspect of their lives, others believe that it's just a means to an end. But, no matter which side of the argument you're on, I believe that working with a coach can help you shift your perspective and find a healthier balance between your professional and personal life.

As a coach and someone who's worked with numerous coaches over the past couple of years, I've found that they can be invaluable for helping you reassess your priorities and refocus your energy. If you're someone who feels like you're constantly running on a hamster wheel, for instance, a coach can help you identify what's causing you to feel stuck and figure out what steps you need to take to get out of your rut. On the flip side, if you're someone who feels like your job is all-consuming, a coach can help you brainstorm strategies for setting boundaries and carving out time for the other things that matter to you (like family, friends, hobbies, etc.)

One of the biggest advantages of working with a coach is that they can help you identify and uncover your own limiting beliefs and self-doubt. For example, if you're someone who's always putting others' needs first, a coach can help you identify where this belief comes from and work with you to establish a more empowering belief system. Similarly, if you're someone who's always telling yourself that you're not good enough, a coach can help you reframe your thinking and develop more self-compassion.

Another key benefit of working with a coach is that they can help you create a plan for achieving your goals - both professionally and personally. This might include developing a roadmap for getting a promotion or starting your own business, or it might mean figuring out what you need to do to improve your relationships with the people who matter most to you.

Ultimately, no matter what your goals and aspirations are, working with a coach can help you achieve them more efficiently and effectively. They can help you find a new perspective on your situation, identifying areas of improvement, and give you the support and guidance you need to move forward. So, if you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or dissatisfied with your life, consider reaching out to a coach for help. With their support, you might just be able to find a new sense of purpose and balance that you never thought was possible.


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