Seth Hall is the founder of Transformational Solutions, a Los Angeles-based life coaching company that helps people find sustainable solutions to self-destructive habits and ultimately find their true purpose. Seth's mission is to help others achieve their own personal goals on his personal journey to recovery from drug addiction, depression and homelessness.
He approaches coaching with empathy and compassion as well as the basic belief that anyone can recreate their life at any time – regardless of their past or setbacks. Seth is also a co-author of The Mountain Method, “An actionable workbook that will help readers identify their real goals – their" mountain "- and feel responsible and proud of their progress and aspirations.
HBM: Have you always had this coaching spirit? (Is there a childhood story of helping a younger sibling build a Lego fortress or showing a teammate how to score?)
Sch: "Yeah sure. I was the oldest of three boys, so I grew up protecting my brothers. We all did martial arts as kids and I did warm-ups and training between the ages of 10-14. Then I went BMX and did turned pro quickly. I helped make training seminars possible and I always had my own trainers who I also learned from. Some were good, some not that good, which helped me tell the difference between a good and a bad Learning to train a coach. What I learned was that a good coach inspires you and helps you adjust your thinking to remove limiting beliefs. They help you see yourself as a “winner.” While a bad coach (den sure many readers have) can be bullied and often set in fear and humiliation. One builds you up, the other breaks you down. Fortunately, I've had some of the most amazing mentors n in my life. Sir Isaac Newton said, "If I have seen any further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants."
HBM: You got through addiction, depression and homelessness to get to where you are today. How do you push your way through when it gets difficult?
Sch: “When it gets difficult, I try to remember why I am doing what I am doing. My mother said to me, "Seth, the only thing a person will regret on their deathbed is that they haven't helped more people." That's why I do what I do. It is my mantra. My goal here is to help others believe that they can achieve their dreams for themselves, that their dreams are divine and inspired, and to help them achieve that vision. You have it for a reason, and I want people to be the best possible versions of themselves and find meaning and purpose in their lives. I want everyone to wake up in the morning and say, "This is damn good." I have lived both hell on earth and heaven on earth. Heaven on earth is a hell of a lot better. "
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HBM: How do you help customers to get involved with their purpose?
Sch: “Purpose is an interesting concept. I help people realize that your purpose today may not be your purpose tomorrow. I run workshops with intent and meaning. Usually the answer to the question "What do you think is your goal?" With "To help people who are empty". Nine times out of ten people who are depressed also feel that they lack meaning in their lives. They have resigned themselves to the idea that their dreams are "impractical". Then they feel like they need drugs or alcohol to breastfeed the feeling of being unfulfilled.
Our goal is often associated with the need for courage, hard work, and risk-taking. I started my company when I was making $ 14.95 / hour. I saved and created an LLC. I paid someone $ 100 to create our first logo. I paid $ 800 LLC tax monthly over an eight month period for our first year. Nobody else is going to invest in your future – you have to do that! And there will finally come a time when it will sink or swim. I remember counting change for rent in the months between quitting my job and our first client. But as you define what success looks like to you, make an effort and remember that you will definitely be successful. "
HBM: What does success look like in your industry?
Sch: “We are successful when our customers no longer need us. If they're empowered and living a life that matters to them, we've done our job. "
HBM: What is one of your proudest accomplishments?
Sch: “My son Jaxon is my proudest achievement. Second, co-authored The Mountain Method: Conquer Your Mountain and the success of our Transformational Solutions company. "
HBM: Who / what inspires you?
Sch: “I am inspired by people who have pursued their dreams and made the world a better place. I really look up to my mentors from the past – Ronnie and Kenny and currently Denise Klein. In terms of business and life, I look up to Gene Simmons from Kiss. I started my company after reading his book while sitting in his house as a dog, believe it or not. He took care of his mother as she got older, and he built himself from nothing. His family does a lot of good in the world when it comes to giving back – a lot of good that isn't front page news. My life has been a wild ride! "
HBM: How do you deal with passion and business (some entrepreneurs are involved in their passion while others are exclusively business)?
Sch: “I focus on being creative. But I also love business. For me, business and passion are not mutually exclusive. The business part is exciting, but the fun lies in creating for the business. The creative part is what I live for. "
Seth Hall's post on overcoming adversity and achieving success in life first appeared in Home Business Magazine.