When it comes to being the best you that you can be we often convince ourselves the task is more difficult than it is.
Belfast life coach Richard Martin is a living testament to what we can achieve when we put our mind to it. For 14 years he worked as a doorman in the city’s biggest venues before eventually pursuing his dream.
He said: “Making the decision to become a Life Coach has become one of the most empowering decisions I’ve made in my life.
“The big difference now is obviously not having to work into the early hours of the morning.
“After work now I feel deeply grateful and at peace with myself for being of service as a life coach.”
As a result of his work Richard helps clients discover the secrets to achieving their personal potential.
He explained: “What if achieving our potential was closer than we can imagine?
“It is. By providing your own answers to a number of questions you can find the most effective way to discover and experience your best self here and now.
“It is a great way for becoming connected to yourself and feel good about yourself while enjoying believing in yourself right here. right now”.
Here are Richard’s top 6 tips:
1. Set a goal to become the best version of yourself.
“I want to become the best version of myself.”
2. Decide why you want to become the best version of yourself?
“because I’d be living my life fully, true to myself and true to my highest integrity. I would always be authentic and real to who I really am.”
3. Why is becoming the best version of yourself important to you?
“Because when I am myself, I am peaceful, happy, purposeful and creative in all areas of my life and I can achieve any goal / anything I set my mind to.”
As you imagine your best self…ask yourself…
How do you feel?
“alive? happy? ecstatic?”
How do you look?
“amazing? healthy? joyful?”
How are you talking to yourself?
“confidently? assertively? calmly?”
What kind of things are you saying to yourself?
“I like myself. I feel terrific. I can do it. I am the best.”
4. What do you value about becoming the best version of yourself?
“I know who I am and what I stand for. I am rock solid!”
5. Who will benefit from you being your best self?
“Me, my family, my close friends and my co-workers.”
6. Re-experience your best self daily by reviewing your answers regularly!
Richard said: “It sounds obvious and seems easier said than done but if you can imagine how much happier you could become just by making one simple decision to become the best version of yourself – you already know what to expect.”
Richard D. Martin is a personal coach, transpersonal therapist and philosopher based in Belfast. For more information log onto www.richarddmartin.com