As if modern technology hasn’t simplified life enough, you can now also hire a Life Coach.

Let me be the first to admit that I could use a life coach. I don’t hoard regrets but there are some things that I would definitely have done differently in life, had I had the guidance, and future endeavours that I will most certainly address differently, now that I have the experience.

Having a Life Coach is exactly like hiring a mentor. They usually examine your aspirations and help you achieve your goals without spoon- feeding you through life; see it as a jump-start to your personal growth.

In a previous post where I’d mentioned that I’ve recently taken up mixed martial arts training for fitness, I neglected to mention that the added bonus of training comes with personal life coaching services, which is all new to me, and seemingly the perfect package. So far, mind blowing. If you’re in Cape Town and you’re interested in training both your body and brain into top shape, leave me a comment in the section below for more details, or send me an email to

With a Honours degree in Psychology, registered counsellor Fidaah Edries has been a practising Life Coach for over five years. Mainly assisting his clients in “finding their purpose, finding balance, managing stress, and increasing motivation”, Fidaah is also a Performance Coach to diverse clients such as students, actors, athletes, artists, and corporate professionals, to name a few.

In all the years of experience Fidaah has observed transformations which can only be described as miraculous. Many of his clients have developed attributes which is mostly commonly seen in the world’s most successful men and women. Read these 10 qualities below:

  1. You become more self-aware.

A common thread in all highly successful people is that each one knows exactly what he/she wants out of life. With life-coaching, you are offered tools that will allow you to uncover your true sense of self and definite purpose. This will be your most valuable tool for living your best life.

  1. You begin to take full control of your life

Learning to take responsibility for every situation in your life means that you will be able to manage your problems more effectively.

  1. You become more decisive

Brandy sang it best, “almost doesn’t count”.  Learn how to say “yes” when you want to and “no”, when you should. Your life depends on the choices our make, including all the sacrifices you are willing to undertake in order to reach your goals.

  1. You develop a positive outlook

Perception is everything. The way you see a situation will be the result of your reaction to it. Learning to observe the bright side to everything, (seriously everything), is how Richard Branson became who he is today.

  1. You become masterful

Plainly, an expert in your field. No matter what it is that you set out to do, with the right guidance and dedicated performance, you can do anything.

  1. You develop your passion

The one factor separating you from becoming extraordinary, is uncovering the passion(s) you possess within you. Knowing how to develop your passion and maintaining a continuous, unconditional love for what you do, is the difficult part. When you begin to lose sleep, sacrifice weekends, and free time, for something or someone, it’s a sign of passion.

  1. You set goals

You won’t get to your goal fast enough in this life by going with the flow. You need to have a plan and your need to know the when, where, how, and why of your plan. This method’s a catalyst for greatness. And it’s hard – everyone in life is actually just ‘winging it’ if you think about it, each day presents you with new challenges and experiences, but when you have a plan, it’s easier to get to where you want to be.

  1. You become relentless

Try, try, and try again. Fail, cry, hurt, break your legs (God forbid), but try you will, until you reach your goal. That’s usually the mindset of someone with a life coach.

  1. You give more than is expected

Have you ever seen super rich people give any millions, yet they never seem to run out of money? Surprisingly, this has nothing to do with money, and everything to do with having a prosperous mentality, and the knowledge that one must invest in order to gain.

  1. You develop unwavering faith

Your level of success in anything is directly proportional to your belief in yourself. You can have all the talent and guidance, but if you don’t have confidence in your abilities, you’ve already failed your task. This is why having a mentor on your ‘off days’ is vital for encouragement.

Find out more about Fidaah Edries at Victorious Life Solutions via his website and Facebook page, or contact him directly by emailing him at


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