It is sort of odd, but I have somewhat become a coach of sorts up here. It started with a random meeting I had with this guy in the waiting room of a doctor's office. I was there to get a prescription for some antibiotics, I had a bug and I needed to get rid of it. At any rate I picked the busiest day of the year and I met this guy who was in a similar state, he told me that he was a life coach in NYC. Apparently he worked for rather wealthy clients and it turned out that a lot of them just wanted to feel good about themselves. I told him that I was just out of the US Marine Corps and I had been a physical training instructor. In essence my job had been to work with recruits who were having difficulty cutting the physical part of the training. A lot of these kids come to the corps straight off their living room couch and just are not ready for the hard physical exertion you have to do.
Of course the Corps is not going to throw them back that easily, not unless they are going to quit on us. Instead we work with them and build them up. It is something I am rather good at and this guy decided to let me have a go at some of his clients. In the end he told me that it might not have been his best idea, because he was right to think that a lot of them just wanted to have the feeling of being in control of their path. It is a big deal to feel like you can do things on your own and that is what I try to do.Take A Look