Do you wonder about your purpose in this life? Have you ever wondered if you were on the right set of train tracks? Have you ever thought you were cut out to do more than what you were doing? Have you ever felt like your gifts weren't being used and not only were they not being used but you're stuck using gifts that you really don't enjoy using instead? Yeah, me too! My search for purpose has consumed my adult life up to this point but I'm certain I'm finally on the right set of train tracks.
I’m finally clear on my set of train tracks and I know I'm meant to coach women. This is a journey that’s taken me years of searching, but I finally know what I'm supposed to be doing. I've found my purpose. Looking back it's funny how everything I've been doing up to this point has prepared me. With the luxury of hindsight I’m going to tell you that this puzzle of my life is starting to fit together nicely. Everything, from my psychology undergrad, to working a job I don't like for so many years, to my 500 hours of yoga teacher training, helping to start a non-profit who’s mission was to help folks connect to one another meaningfully, opening and selling my yoga studio and especially the retreats and travel I've been doing in the past few years have lead me to this point. My purpose is Life Coach and each of those experiences is grease for the wheels of helping other women who feel stuck or feel like they could be doing more or aren't doing what they really desire to do. I'm here to help, and teach, but mainly I'm here to listen to the needs of others.
This clarity not only feels good but has also created an insatiable drive in me to move forward and step into this new role. There’s no question of “am I ready or am I qualified?” I don’t need to interview or ask permission. The time is now. I only need to act, to do the work and I am doing just that. I've been spending the balance of this month talking to brilliant woman about what I'm up to and asking how I can help them on their journey. It's creative life coaching that I'm supposed to be doing and I’m making it happen.
I’m curious; do you think you’ve found your purpose? If you know your purpose do you think you’re doing the work you’re supposed to be doing to move your purpose forward? If you don’t feel like you have a purpose are you searching for it and do you have a sense that you’ll find it? I'd really love to see your comments below.
If you want to explore your purpose, if you need help seeing your path more clearly or if you have goals you want to work towards I know I can help. Hop on over to my coaching page and sign up. I'd love to work with you.
I can hear the traffic rushing into downtown Greensboro towards office life. Aside from missing seeing the colors of the sunrise as I’d drive east into downtown and getting a steady paycheck with health insurance I don’t miss corporate America and it’s muted grey cubicle cells that we’d pretend weren’t a more lenient jail.
So what's the theme of 2018 you ask? Maybe not as sexy as the year of the travel, but exactly what the doctor ordered.
Maybe it was the sleep deprivation, or the dehydration for that matter, but on the short rickshaw ride in I had the comforting sense that I was powerless, it felt like someone was whispering in my ear "if you want to enjoy this trip treat it like a rickshaw ride, don't hold on too tightly. Let it all unfold naturally or you'll miss the magic".
"Risking everything for this new life I’ve chosen is a daily practice in living wholeheartedly in spite of fear. By choosing the risks of living an unconventional life, I’m hoping the reward will be an extraordinary one."
"I have a moment every day where I'll be walking downtown to a meeting, or making a pot of coffee or writing a blog post or planning a goal for the month and a feeling of complete happiness will wash over me."
In celebration of quitting my full time job to work this coaching passion of mine I'm offering 10% off my individual coaching packages today and tomorrow.
I find it difficult to believe this is actually happening, but it’s my last week of work in corporate America, my last week with the steady paycheck I’ve grown comfortably accustom to. I’m a healthy dose of terrified mixed with excited beyond measure
It’s one thing to dream about something, but the reality of doing it is another thing entirely. Dreaming is fun. My heart likes to dream, but my brain is anxious and fearful, it seems to have a direct line to the reptilian DNA and thinks about the numbers and the horrible outcomes.
Are you looking for more meaning in this one big beautiful life of yours? Are you certain that you’re supposed to be doing something that makes a difference in this world but you’re not quite sure what?
These trees reminded me that destruction isn't always bad, it is often that after you burn it all down you've created space for new ideas and new growth. Clearing can be a form of creating if you can be comfortable in the chaos and destruction.