I always surprise myself when I (re)learn something I already knew.
Playing with my new business Facebook ‘page’, I begin to define and refine what I am about as a coach, as a person.
For years, I allowed myself to struggle with how to ‘brand’ myself in my business. I say ‘allowed myself‘ because it didn’t have to be a struggle. Clearly I chose ‘struggle’. Or maybe I was just evolving – slowly I wondered why it’s so easy for others; so hard for me (maybe I made it hard? ouch.)
A good friend, Jeannie Campanelli is the The Inner Confidence Coach. I admire her ability and commitment to reach into her heart and soul, see clearly and define her path in service of others. She tells me that I try too hard to be perfect. (she’s right of course). Or another coach friend, Thea Sheldon, The Prime of Life Coach (who was my own coach for a few years and whose website reflects the wonderful, wise and adventurous woman she is), is also clear about who she is and the service she provides.
Both of them and many others I have observed, have been successful by tapping into their own core values and life experiences – the very thing I encourage others I coach to do. Except I forget how to do it for myself. ‘The cobbler and her shoes’ perhaps?
I finally, finally listen to myself and realize that I know deep down that my path is helping others find theirs. It’s that simple, that easy. I know that because of how long it took me to see and believe in my own. And I know the peace and joy that comes from having powerfully chosen, as Thea used to remind me ‘to do it my way’.
So if you noticed the two-year hiatus in writing in my blog, know that was the period of ‘struggle’ or the time of resistance, or the fallow time, where everything evolved as it was meant to. I’ve got my mojo and my inspiration back. It feels awesome.
A question or three for you. What do you know about your own path of discovery? What is possible if you just let it happen in its own good time? What are you making hard that you could make easy?