This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. So why, you might be asking, did I wait so long to do it? I waited so long to say yes because I’m a hypocrite 😂
I waited because fear was controlling my decision to move forward & I felt vulnerable. I waited because, “it had to be perfect,” before I put it out into the world. I’m sure you can relate to these feelings, but c’mon 🙄 this is what I do for a living!
So one day I decided to put all of my energy into “walking-the-talk.” I took my own advice & I started working hard on figuring out why this was so challenging for me.
I’m so glad I did because I learned a lot about myself & became a better coach because of the self-exploration I committed to. It’s easy to give advice, harder to take it, but I knew if I was going to continue to coach I needed to work hard on myself first & that’s exactly what I did.
Self-help & self-exploration is hard! It’s a full-time job that you do in the background while you work a full-time job & juggle being a parent, friend, relative & spouse. It’s work that never stops. If you’re doing it right it’s work you’ll do until the day you die, because we’re growing & shifting & changing all the time. Life will unexpectedly throw things at you & then you’ll change again, which will involve more self-exploration.
What I learned while processing my fear, vulnerability & desire for perfection was that we are all perfectly flawed & that’s okay. What it does mean though is that we must pay attention to the messages our physical & mental body are sending us because they’re smart, they’re on our team & they want us to succeed. What it means is when this information comes in we need to stop long enough to process it & then come up with actionable solutions to work through them & then do this on repeat for the rest of your life 😂
That’s life! The only thing that’s guaranteed is that nothing is guaranteed & change is inevitable. How you react is the ultimate lesson in mindset coaching ✨