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Write down my story for Coaching
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Why were you inspired to do this?

I wanted to share my story of how I came to be a Life Coach to let others know that I have not had the answer to what makes me truly happy until recently. By persevering and not giving up did I find my calling. I believe to live and work an authentic life is the most important goal we will ever undertake.

What were 3 things you did to make this happen?

To write down the truth of who I am and the decisions that I made along the way without apologies or shame. It is what is and now I am proud of how far I've come.

To first risk sharing my whole written story with a few of my Life Coach peers. This is the whole messy truth of who I am and I shared some very personal information to just let it go with safe people I trust.

To streamline this story for clients and not share ALL of the details of who I am. I have chosen to share with clients the more important job/career related details. I created this pared down client version last night and I am proud of this accomplishment.

How did you feel once you had accomplished this?

I was my biggest barrier; I was dragging my feet in writing down first my peer story and then again for the client version. I needed to do some more forgiveness on myself and to be more accepting of the whole person I am. I REALLY took in the saying "You are not defined by your mistakes" and I've learned again how to reframe this into: Mistakes are how we learn to do something in a new way.



1/9/2011 8:23:57 AM

Congratulations, we have linked your story on the My Life List 90 (#57) to inspire others. Thank you so much for sharing this great inisght.

9/30/2009 12:50:28 PM

This story is so wonderful as you are clearly taking 100% responsibility for yourself. All to often many of us try to create a picture that sugar coats the challenges we have undertaken to create fulfillment in our lives. The reality is by sharing how we have overcome challenges to achieve our goals is the most valuable thing we share with others. Our clarity of purpose comes from our experiences whether good or bad. Thank you so much for sharing.. Bill

Why do you want to do this?

I wanted to share my story of how I came to be a Life Coach to let others know that I have not had the answer to what makes me truly happy until recently. By persevering and not giving up did I find my calling. I believe to live and work an authentic life is the most important goal we will ever undertake.

What three things will you need to make this happen?

To write down the truth of who I am and the decisions that I made along the way without apologies or shame. It is what is and now I am proud of how far I've come.

To first risk sharing my whole written story with a few of my Life Coach peers. This is the whole messy truth of who I am and I shared some very personal information to just let it go with safe people I trust.

To streamline this story for clients and not share ALL of the details of who I am. I have chosen to share with clients the more important job/career related details. I created this pared down client version last night and I am proud of this accomplishment.

What is the biggest barrier to your achieving this?

I was my biggest barrier; I was dragging my feet in writing down first my peer story and then again for the client version. I needed to do some more forgiveness on myself and to be more accepting of the whole person I am. I REALLY took in the saying "You are not defined by your mistakes" and I've learned again how to reframe this into: Mistakes are how we learn to do something in a new way.

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