How Helping Others
“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” – Chinese Proverb
Ever feel that rush of happiness when you gave someone directions? Ever feel bolstered by the act of offering a friend a ride? Ever feel fulfilled by cooking a great dinner for your neighbours?
You didn’t imagine it.
“When you do good for others, the recipients of your kindness aren’t the only ones reaping the benefits,” says an article in the Huffington Post, “there are a ton of perks in it for you, too.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/12/12/international-day-of-happiness-helping-_n_6905446.html
The Magical Science of Giving…
Helping others is a balm; a way of healing ourselves through generosity.
In fact, helping others has been scientifically proven to help us; changing our chemical makeup so that we literally feel better. http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2012/04/04/why-helping-others-makes-us-happy
The awesome part?
Those of us who are in the coaching profession get to feel that awesome lift every single day. Helping others is the very core goal of our daily practice; and the result is that most of us get to experience higher levels of happiness than other professions.
Health & Happiness – Perks of Being a Coach…
And so, we don’t just get to uplift and empower our students, we get to uplift and empower ourselves; leaving each session inspired, excited, and rejuvenated. There aren’t a whole lot of jobs where you get to feel that at the end of the day.
“Helping others may just be the secret to living a life that is not only happier but also healthier, wealthier, more productive, and meaningful,” points out an article in Time Magazine. http://time.com/collection-post/4070299/secret-to-happiness/
Yes, coaching is a big responsibility. And it’s also a huge reward. So, when you start coaching, expect a little bounce in your step – the empowerment that comes of doing something truly meaningful for the people around you.
Here’s to you, and your bright future.