I know – it’s been a while. Sometimes solitude helps me see my reality. Sometimes sharing with a trusted friend helps. And sometimes, I find myself talking so much I stop doing. The last few months has revealed to me the nature of that wrong. See — if I keep talking, I’m not writing and I’m not coaching.
At some point, we go inside and ask ourselves the hard questions. What’s the most important thing for me to do right now? Why am I really avoiding taking that step? What’s wrong with not being perfect? If we don’t act, we can’t know if we would succeed. By talking all the time, avoiding action, and finding all kinds of things to do that are just easier than that one terrifying action, we never know the result.
I’ve been re-visualizing what I want to become. It’s clear — I am a writer. I’ve been a writer all my life. My first work was poetry. But even in junior high school, I loved writing essays. I loved the whole process: conceptualize, research, study, and write! It gave me clarity and helped me formulate my core beliefs.
Listening to Jeff Goins yesterday, I heard this: “I am going to have to pick myself” and what he meant was this: Stop waiting for someone else to define you. Stop waiting for someone out there to give you permission. If you want to be a writer, you must write. None of the other stuff is as important. You can’t be all things to all people. You can’t keep up with your own writing if you are constantly reacting to social media madness.
Jeff is a writer. He seems like a nice young man. He’s wise, and he’s kind, and he hooked me by his delivery. But it was his writing that caught my attention.
The truth is we don’t become something. We already are. We just need to let ourselves own it. I am a writer. I am a coach and I inspire others to act on their dreams, visions, and goals. I inspire others to change. That’s what coaching is all about. A conversation. And first, we must coach ourselves into taking daily action. Really — if I am not being the example for what I ask of you, then why would you ever trust me?
My business model is about me – but as I grow, as I master my destiny, I get to inspire you to do the same. I’m so not perfect. Yeah, me. I ate ice cream before dinner yesterday. I drank some wine later too. But 90% of the time, I live what I preach: a healthy life. I can fall into stinking thinking, but it’s always a quicker turn around when I practice at it. We are all that way.
So if you want to have that trusted conversation, believe me — I can hear you – both what you say and what you don’t quite say. I can help. But you have to be willing. I can’t make you see what you refuse to see. I can’t prove to you that I can help you restore your vibrancy. I can only show you what’s worked for me, for my family and for my clients.
Your call to action: Call me to set up a free 30 minute initial visit. Let’s see where you are and where you want to go. And – how I can help you get there.
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