Celebrate Love with these 4 Soulful Coaching Questions | By Ben Dooley, MCC

Father and son loving life

In the movie, Don Juan DeMarco (1994), Johnny Depp as Don Juan says: "There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same—only love."

Johnny DeppIn truth, this is one sexy movie, full of romance and sweetness. And the quote says it all.

So I want you to imagine for a moment that you're really clear on what is important to you. I mean, so important that it's not only worth dying for, but worth living for.

Isn't that what we do as coaches? Don't we help people uncover and discover that "Life Purpose"?

How many of us feel that way about coaching?

In fact, what a powerful question to bring to your clients: "What is so important that it's not only worth dying for, but worth living for?"

It's a question we don't explore often enough, if at all. And at the heart of it, our purpose, our passion, our reason for living always comes down to that simple four-letter word: LOVE.

  • How can we coach without love?
  • How can our clients truly live without love?
  • How can any of us leave this earth when it's time without having tapped into that deepest and most powerful and primal need and desire?

It's more than loving another person: it's loving ourselves, it's loving our experiences, it's loving our lives. And if we can do that, and if we help our clients to experience that, then we've really accomplished something.

I know sometimes it feels so hard, but in reality love is the simplest and most powerful thing in the world.

So why not ask yourself—and your clients—these four questions:

  1. What is sacred?
  2. What is the spirit made of?
  3. What is worth living for?
  4. What is worth dying for?

And see what answers you get.

I guess John Lennon said it the best: "All you need is Love."

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Ben Dooley, MCC. YOUR coaching confidence and success made easy and fun. "I BElieve that you are an amazing, powerful, and impacting coach! I want to help you connect to that coach and unleash your coaching power and confidence to create your coaching success!" Find out more about Ben—awesome mentor coach and so much more—at www.bedo.org

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