It’s the end of the year. Seattle Direct Counseling wraps up its tenth year, providing counseling (and now coaching!) services in the private practice setting. While my office is going to be closed Dec. 24, 2010 to January 3, 2011, I am not surprised how many phone calls I get at this time of year. If you’re thinking about starting up coaching or counseling, here’s why it’s never too late to get started, and why you should call now.
Never Too Late
While delaying the counseling process can have a profound effect on whatever it is you are working on, it is never too late to get started. The issues you’ve been considering, the broken relationship that still hurts, or that career transition you’ve been dreaming about is still there. A good question to ask yourself when thinking about starting counseling or coaching is, “Why now?” If you have a solid answer, you’re ready to go.
Many people ask me, “Is it too late to work on X,Y, Z?” I usually answer, ” Well, is X,Y, or Z still going to there if you ignore it?” If the answer is yes, telling yourself it’s too late may be just another excuse to keep you further away from creating a more satisfying life, or a making a better choice you can live with.
Why call my office now instead of waiting until after the New Year? Did you know that New Year’s resolutions are usually not achieved within the first four times a person makes that resolution? That means that if you have the inkling to make progress on a life goal, you need to use the motivation you have right now to take a step in the direction you want to go.
SDC’s coaching special of three 30 minute coaching sessions with a follow up phone call of 10 minutes for $100 must be purchased before Dec. 31, 2010, and used before March 31, 2011. This will help jump start your resolution for change. I can also book your sessions ahead of time. By doing so, you’re being smart with your money and time.
Once the New Year gets going, office hours are filled quickly! By making a decision and calling now, you can put yourself in the right direction towards your 2011 goals.