I work with a Life Coach because I am worth the investment!
Almost one year ago, I made the decision to start working with a Life Coach and it has been one of the best decisions I have made. It is crazy to think about where I was then and to notice how far I have come. It has been a very inspiring journey. Like I have may have mentioned before, my last few months in Houston were not the prettiest of times for me. I was extremely lonely. I was frustrated and tired. I felt lost. I was not kind to myself. I was isolating myself from my friends. I was not on a healthy path and I knew something had to change. I will never forget that weekend I woke up with an incredible sense of clarity, after a peaceful night of sleep. Before heading to yoga, I had a long conversation with my Mom and opened up to her as to what was going on. I needed help. I needed guidance. I needed to make a change...and so began my journey with my Life Coach.
What is a Life Coach? A life coach focuses on areas of relationships, life purpose and personal and professional growth. A life coach raises your self-worth and guides you to create balance, clarity, and success in your life. A life coach liberates you from your limitations and fears.
What have I learned this past year?
- Be Honest With Yourself and BELIEVE In Yourself: I have learned to come out in the open with my faults, but more importantly I have come out and talked about my STRENGTHS! We focus so much on the negative because it is easy. Speaking out loud about what I LOVE, what I am really freaking good at and LOVE doing; what I LOVE in a man, that I see myself with...now that is hard some hard stuff. When you start focusing on all the GOOD stuff and believe that you are capable of all of that, things change. I have noticed I smile more. I sleep better. I respond to negative emails and people with kindness, instead of insecurity and aggression. And I believe that once I FULLY believe in myself, everything else is going to fall into place!
- Learning To LOVE Yourself Inside and Out: I am always telling clients, friends, and readers to love themselves. It comes naturally for me to give out good energy to inspire others to look and feel their best. I love being able to do that. But as soon as it involves loving ME, I am horrible at it. I am learning through writing, self-care, and daily mantras to nourish and love my beautiful mind and body. I am learning to do what works for me emotionally, physically, and nutritionally.
- Be Fearless With Your Dreams: I am working like a dog up here, but I love what I do. I love the companies I work for. I love the flexibility of my job. I love the people that I am meeting on this journey. Nothing is guaranteed in this industry. I do not have benefits. It is just me and sometimes that is scary as hell. I want and will grow more, make more, and inspire more. I am learning to trust that this is the right path for me and that the success will come. I just have to BELIEVE and be FEARLESS!
- Live In The Moment: This is something that I am working VERY hard on! I have a tendency to focus too much on the future, instead of truly embracing the moment that I am living in. I worry about "stuff" a week, month, and year down the road and where I am supposed to be. This past weekend, I woke up on Sunday and something just clicked...Enough is enough...Too much energy is being wasted on the future...It is time to live in the NOW!
"Now is the time for magic. Let the universe take your hand and show you things you've never seen before. Now, at last, you're open and vulnerable enough to begin. Celebrate the magic, the mystery of the unknown. Celebrate the miracles that will certainly come!" - Melody Beattie
Working with a Life Coach is not easy work! It is a LOT of work...but I am worth it! And I know for me to truly love, believe, and succeed in life, I need to LOVE myself wholly. I definitely still hit a lot of speed bumps along the way, but my Life Coach has been there with me every step. I am grateful for her and how much she has helped me this past year.
In the end, life is short and I want to be the best version of ME for ME, but to those around me. I am sending out a heck of a lot more good vibrations these days. Yes, it is being by the ocean...Being happy where I live...And surrounding myself with good friends...But it is also that I recognized that I needed help and I am helping myself! Be selfish when it comes to you...You are ALWAYS worth the investment! XOXO