Is it possible to enjoy a life of quality and purpose? What would that mean for you? What would you consider to be your greatest obstacles for enjoying that? Your finances? Your work? Are your relationships challenged? Your self-confidence?
When you sign up for the New Insights™ Coaching Workshop, you will sign up for one of the most comprehensive and in-depth coaching programs in its range. Its aim is to enable you to design and maintain a high quality of life.
Starting from evaluating eight life areas, you will identify the areas you wish to improve. From then on, you will be guided along a wondwerful journey of setting goals, of self-discovery, designing your highest values, meeting your needs, achieving your goals and and strengthening your confidence.
But what is Quality of Life?
Quality of Life: Everyone Wants It, But What is It?
"Quality of Life" has quickly become a catch-all term, but closer examination reveals that there is great confusion over what it actually means.
The attempts at a Standardised Definition.
In order to assess situations and decide on suitable intervening strategies, global organizations such as the United Nations and the World Health Organization attempt to formulate definitions in order to standardize complex issues such as health, happiness, human rights, wealth, and so on.
For example, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) attempt at defining ‘Quality of Life’ (QOL) looks as follows: “An individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns.”
Note the words: perception and in the context of. We’ll come back to that in a moment.
In order to make that rather vague definition a bit more specific, some indicators are used, such as income, housing conditions, work-life balance, etc.
But this only shifts the problem further along, and many attempts have resulted in basically one conclusion: trying to objectively measure "quality of life" is near impossible.
Maybe the fact that Quality of Life cannot simply be reduced
to a definition is the very thing that defines it.
Quality of Life: a Subjective Experience
Authorities and researchers no longer even attempt to define this concept, but instead use it as an indicator. Among the observations made about "quality of life" is that it encompasses:
The use of words such as subjective, fluctuate, beliefs, sense of optimism, interpretation, and level of acceptance clearly demonstrate that Quality of Life is a matter of personal experience. Add to that our ability to regulate negative thoughts and emotions and it becomes clear that we ourselves, each one of us, are in charge of our Quality of Life.
You are in charge of your Quality of Life because, although you may not always be aware of this, you are in charge of your beliefs, of your level of acceptance, of how you interpret the facts and of your ability to regulate negative thoughts and emotions.
In other words, Quality of Life is, to a large degree, a personal choice, which is within your control. But how to go about that?
Quality of Life and New Insights™
This aspect of choice is exactly the core philosophy that underlies the approach of the internationally-accredited New Insights™ Personal Coaching Workshop. It includes the very themes that are pivotal in the experience of Quality of Life, such as:
It is human nature for us to think that our life’s limitations are set by external circumstances: the economy, politics, joblessness, our age, gender, other people’s behavior and so on. And it is very understandable that we find cause for our personal problems with . . . other people’s behaviour, the economy, the environment, the government, health care, and many other external factors.
But the fact that Quality of Life, as we have seen, is a matter of personal experience, subject to optimism, interpretation of facts, acceptance, perception, and perspective, shows that our strongest limitations are inner limitations, of which we are mostly unaware.
The aim of presenting this view is not to disregard the struggles of being burdened by every-day matters of survival. Neither are we denying or even diminishing the pain associated with traumatic life experiences, disability, chronic illness, depression, betrayal, loss and a host of other life-depleting experiences.
But also: each scenario in life, each problem and challenge offers us the freedom to choose how we will live with our fate. In this freedom, your past does not have to define your future.
Quality of Life and Life Purpose
The fact that Quality of Life is found not in a universal definition, but in personal experience and choice, brings to mind a similar appreciation when considering the concept of Life Purpose, or the meaning of life – another fundamental theme in this New Insights™ Coaching Workshop.
Victor Frankl, a pioneer in the field of existential psychology, in his most famous work: Man’s Search for Meaning proposed that:
“What matters not is the meaning of life in general. To put the question in general terms would be akin to asking a chess champion: ‘Tell me master; what is the best move in the world?’ But there is no such thing as the best or even a good move, since the value of a move depends entirely on a particular situation.
Every person represents something unique and each situation in life occurs only once. The concrete task of any person is relative to his uniqueness and singularity.
And so it is that you have your own specific purpose in life to exercise and carry out, and therein your life cannot be repeated and you cannot be replaced. Your task or mission, if you want, is as unique as your specific opportunity to implement it.”
So here again, the quality of your life cannot be reduced to a mere definition. The quality of your life is elevated when you assign your own, unique meaning to it. During the penultimate Session of this 13-session New Insights™ Coaching Workshop, you will be guided in exactly that: awakening your own personal Life Purpose.
You are able to shape your Quality of Life.
This might require an inner shift, rather than focusing on external circumstances. In order to achieve that inner shift, you need to know how to do that. You need a focus and a road map to guide you on that journey.
Both the best mechanic and the most gifted artist are equally helpless when they do not have the right tools.
Focus, roadmap and tools are the very things this New Insights™ Personal Coaching Workshop will give you.
It is a comprehensive and lengthy course, to be sure, and therefore requires your commitment and dedication. In the end, though, the degree of your commitment and attention determines the degree of benefit you will experience.
Session-by-session, you will be guided and coached by your own New Insights™ certified coach.
Ends up being the biggest step in your life.
Tiptoe if you must, but make that step.