Category Archives: Change your life

Michelangelo statue
“The sculpture is already complete within the marble block, before I start my work.  It is already there.   I just have to chisel away the superfluous material.”  Michelangelo

My Journey

Once upon a time…

There was a woman standing with her nose against the glass wall gazing out at the autumn leaves wondering how she got here.  She wanted something different so badly she felt like running away but she also knew that she would have no idea where to take the first step.

She was tired, cranky, and when her dad walked up to her and said “I would love to know what you are thinking”.  She heard herself say “I’m ready to do something different” without having an idea about how to do that or even what she wanted to do.

She felt stuck in her awesome life.  She had everything that she thought she wanted – a husband, three kids, a big house in the suburbs, the seemingly perfect job.  But, what she wanted in her 20’s wasn’t what she wanted anymore.

Here’s the thing: Just fine wasn’t good enough anymore.

She didn’t want to run away from her life but thought that if she could just take a break and figure out who she was and what she wanted, then maybe she would smile more and laugh.

She was working all day long for everyone else.  Where is the time for her?  She was bored to death with her job – not the playing with the kids or raising them, but the never-ending dishes, laundry, cleaning.  She got what she had wanted for so long, but now she didn’t know if she wanted it anymore or what to do about that feeling.

Maybe you can relate to this feeling – that everything on paper looks amazing. You SHOULD feel fulfilled, and satisfied and happy – but for some reason you’re not. If someone asks how you’re doing, you say, ‘oh, fine’ – but inside you want to feel more than fine.

You want to feel excited, and engaged and happy about your life. You want that zest back.

I can relate because, that woman was me.

One of my clients thought he had the perfect job but he was away from his family and was working with some unethical colleagues. There were pieces of his life he loved – but pieces he really didn’t.

Another client is an awesome bossy woman that will help you grow your business in a way that you didn’t even know it could grow, but she’d been told for so long that she was ugly and she didn’t believe she was beautiful. But her beauty just radiates whenever you see her – and she’s learning to see that inside herself too.

Another client has been stuck in a well-paid corporate job that she’s really, REALLY good at but no longer gives her a sense of purpose. At her heart she’s a storyteller. She weaves amazing stories in digital media. I help her to see past her own fears – including getting out of her own way, to create a life filled with purpose and adventure.

I work with high performing, competent people who are no longer willing to settle for ‘just fine’ anymore. They’ve come to a place of ‘is this it?’ – and that’s not good enough.

I help them to carve a new path for themselves – a more enriching, fulfilling and filled with things they want and they care about.

That’s what I did for myself. That’s what I do for my clients.

That’s what I want for you.

Ready to go deeper?

If you are ready to take action to break out of ‘fine’ and start your journey to the career you have always wanted, let’s talk.

I currently have openings for one on one coaching clients.  Click here to book a free Clarity & Action session to see if I am the right coach for you.

 

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Take The First Step

“Take the first step in faith, you don’t have to see the whole staircase.” 

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Here is what I know about you.  In your 20’s you started a career path and followed that path.

You worked hard.

You found success.

You carved out a career.

You worked harder.

You climbed the staircase.

You became an expert.

Now 5, 10, 15, 20 years later, your career and your current job, well, it’s just fine.  You like your boss.  Or not.  You like your co-workers.  Most of the time.  Your email box is too full.  Your clients aren’t interested or interesting.

Taking The First Step

You wonder “is this all there is?”

You start to think that this life and career isn’t really what you imagined.

You don’t have time to think about what you wanted when you started.

You want to be done and just move on.

You don’t like where you are but you don’t know what to do next.

I’m happy.  I’m not happy.  Sometimes in the same minute/hour/day.

Here’s the thing: Just fine isn’t good enough anymore.

You want to do something different

You don’t know what you want to do. Or maybe you do.

You just know that you don’t like what you are doing.

Is this you?

I know I want something else and I know where I want to go

Or is this you?

I know I want something else and I don’t know where I want to go.

This was me.  I wanted something else in my career and I had no idea where to start.  So I started with the first step.  I made a list of all of the things that I wanted in my next career.  Everything.  Even the ability to work with people who want to make a difference in the world.  One of my clients put flip flops on her list.  Another client has global travel on his list.  Just write your ‘what I want list’ today.

What if you have no idea what you want?  Then make a list of what you don’t want.  One client has not punching a time clock on her list.  Another client has not working with an unethical board of directors.  My list has not having to live and die by my email.

You can absolutely do this first step.  I have faith in your first step ability.  Just take the first step and only the first step.

Ready to go deeper?

If you are ready to take action to break out of ‘fine’ and start your journey to the career and the life you have always wanted, let’s talk.

I currently have openings for one on one coaching clients.  Book a free Clarity & Action session to see if I am the right coach for you.

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