Gosh I’m inspired. I’ve had several very profound conversations today that have really put a bounce in my step and I feel like I’m breathing with bigger lungs, if that makes sense. This is really great, because I’ve had a virus that’s really knocked my energy out of me for far too long, and it’s the love of life that gets me out of bed, not physical energy…
So – the bounce back conversations…
Firstly, one of my clients had a few very nice insights that will change her outcomes significantly; one being the realisation that doing the hard things first really works for her and she just needs to refocus on that, which eliminates procrastination, cutting out stress, unproductive pressure and an incomplete work day/week. Another was the insight that while she’s been focused on how someone else in her world wasn’t taking responsibility, she’s missed seeing the ways that she can take responsibility, for her actions and attitudes. Beautiful.
Another lady who came for her 3rd session is already so transformed she’s beside herself with excitement. It’s such a stunning shift I am SO moved. She’s realised that she was losing hours (literally half a day) everyday just looking for things, as she was living in such clutter, and her external world was merely a reflection of her internal world. Complete chaos. In the past 10 days since session 2, she hasn’t wasted ANY time looking for glasses, keys, wallet or paperwork, because her thinking is now clear. I love this!
The changes here have occurred not just because these women are on a coaching journey with me, but because they came to me really ready for change, and with willingness to be completely honest, not just with me, but with themselves. It actually takes courage, as it’s not easy to truly assess the current situation and it’s impacts when it’s not nice – but on the other side of those insights are the gems that unfold into enormous creativity and freedom to pursue your dreams – and be your true, fabulous self. As my dear friend Dr Ray Andrews says “You can’t leave where you’re at, until you OWN where you’re at.” Oh so true.
Where are you at my friend? What’s great, what’s not, and what are you ready to leave behind. It’s one thing to have an inspiring goal, but you often have to look at what you’ve been dragging around with you that you can let go of. This woman who’s leaving the chaos behind is actually leaving behind her excuses and negativity. It’s all too easy to say “this is just how I am/have always been…” but when you’re really ready for change, you’ll amaze yourself. If you don’t believe me, call me and let’s talk about what’s possible. (secret… what’s possible is actually ANYTHING… which is another insight, and another whole conversation – at least!)
Cheering you on,
PS. Another exciting conversation happened serendipitously as I saw one of my first coaching clients in a cafe downtown, so we lunched and I heard about his project in Africa that he’s developing. Very exciting stuff – and if you know me well, you know Africa has captured my heart and I’m increasing my support of many difference-makers there in the coming days to give orphans, abducted child-soldiers and oppressed women a chance to transform their lives and communities.