People all over world strive to improve themselves and their lives in countless ways. Have you stopped to look at various methods or processes available to you to improve yourself and/or your life? Wouldn't it be helpful to understand various human improvement processes and what they will provide you, before you embark on your own improvement journey? Each of following ten processes provides unique and different benefits. Frequently, several processes are used together to help people improve their lives.
The ten most widely used human improvement processes listed in alphabetical order are:
The coaching process The consulting process The education process The mentoring process The psychiatric process The self-help process The spiritual process The teaching process The therapy process The training process
Letís look briefly at each of ten human improvement processes to give you a better understanding of what you can accomplish and how they work.
Coaches focus 100% on you achieving your chosen future coaching goals. Life coaches are equal partners, not experts. Coaches assist you to improve and grow as a person as means to achieving your goals. Life coaches assist you to become world's leading expert on you by providing different, very objective perspectives about you and encouraging you to take actions necessary to achieve your goals. Life coaches concentrate on you actually implementing (executing) what you know to achieve goals you want.
Consultants are recognized experts in their fields, who either sell their expert advice or perform their expert actions (or both) to complete a task on your behalf. Consultants are hired to solve problems for you. These problems are always external to who you are. Consultants will rarely affect your personal improvement. Some examples of consultants are attorneys, doctors, auto mechanics, and accountants.
Educators focus on you learning certain information or concepts. They involve themselves in your learning process to be sure you grasp information or concept being conveyed. Generally, educators are experts in their fields, but not always. Educators will focus on you improving your knowledge, your understanding of concepts and your ability to learn.
Mentors focus on providing you sage advice and wisdom gathered through experience and knowledge when you ask for their insight. Mentors can be considered a library of human knowledge in particular areas of life they have gained expertise. Mentors normally focus on providing knowledge, understanding and direction, but have been known to help in your improvement as a person when you allow yourself to become subject.
Psychiatrists focus on helping you to overcome mental and thinking imbalances. They are medical doctor experts who provide drugs and behavior change methods to adjust your mental activity back to as normal as possible. Psychiatrists focus exclusively on you improving as a person to get better control of your thinking and emotional activities.
People who use self-help process usually follow advice of self-help books, television shows, tapes, seminars, radio shows, and/or Internet sites. When using self-help process, you must provide guidance, energy, support, wisdom, and direction to learn and do what you feel is necessary to accomplish your goals. You may act as your own teacher and train yourself, or act as your own consultant and become expert to solve your own problems.