ON BECOMING A LIFE COACH
It took me months of discussions, arguments and counter arguments to decide. To be or not to be. Should I or shouldn’t I become a life coach, something that was always on my plans and something that I have been doing in official capacity for decades.
As an HR person I had conducted hundreds of sessions on career management, self improvement, personality development and all that jazz. Then I personally conducted more than ten thousand interviews and attended several corporate trainings. I have been a voracious reader of self development books since the age of 12 (most of them are crappy I would admit). 9 years ago I realized that the real truth is hidden in our ancient scriptures and not in the crap like “How to win friends and influence people” (I hate this freaking book). The real truth is hidden in scriptures like Mahabharata and Ramayana and not in the “The Secret” (which has become a joke). Armed with all this knowledge, I was able to give good advice to many. The HR career ended and thank god for it, but I still missed the coaching and training part of it.
Astrology was an accident. Never thought I would become an astrologer that too a mildly famous one. As my name spread, I think I got more popularity and love than I really deserve. I am overwhelmed by the kindness of God and love of my clients, and I thank them from the bottom of my heart.
I don’t think I am worthy of all the hype and love that I get. People wait for two weeks to get an appointment…with me…! Even my father finds it ridiculous 😀
While I don’t consider myself amongst the best astrologers, I think my qualifications, experience and knowledge put me amongst the better ones when it comes to life coaching. I always knew that I am going to do something like this sooner or later.
The question was always “Should we combine it with astrology?”
The answer came from my business mentor, the 24-year-old CEO, he asked me bluntly, “Wouldn’t you prefer to know their chart before you start guiding them?”That sealed the deal.
Now I don’t care if people tell me that I am mixing two opposite things astrology and life coaching. I think that they are complimentary.
What is personality development?
Evolvement of your personality…!
How do you evolve?
You become more of who you are…!
But first, YOU NEED TO KNOW YOURSELF…! And that’s where astrology comes in.
I DON’T WANT TO PUSH THE TYPICAL “SELF HELP” CLICHÉS:
- Everyone has to be a billionaire (That happened in Zimbabwe…I wouldn’t wish that upon my countrymen)
- Everyone has to have a six pack (I would happily settle for two but can’t get even that)
- Everyone has to have a sexy spouse (how would people like me get married?)
- Everyone has to be “THE BEST” (how would we determine the average)
- Everyone has to be “A LEADER” (where would you get the followers from)
- Everyone has to be an engineers (Wait a minute Indian parents invented this one)
Everyone is unique and everyone has their own destiny…!
My agenda is to help you become the best version of yourself.
So I am going to share what I know (we are not going to monetize it anytime soon, but then with my business mentor, you never know), share my mix of ancient wisdom and modern living topped up with some great learning right from ancient scriptures to modern management. I am going to share all that I know with my readers and followers and answer their questions on life coaching.
My allegiance is to the truth, never mind if it comes from ancient scriptures or a modern lab.
Know the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Let’s search the truth together.
G. Vijay Kumar