About a year ago, I received my life coach certification as a way to help grow Model Behaviors, and I began working with a handful of clients. Women are natural multitaskers, and sometimes we can have so much going on that it becomes hard to put our dreams into action. Or, sometimes that little voice in our head fills us with doubt. Who do I think I am? I’m not good enough. I’m bound to fail. Life coaching enables the client to dissect these feelings and design their own change.
I couldn’t wait to get started and make a difference for others. I felt that I had so much life experience to share, but it’s really been the clients who’ve inspired me. I’ve learned more from them than I ever expected.
For some clients who want to work on their mind-set, we get into really deep discussions on their thoughts, memories, and the foundations that their mind-sets were built on. I’ve been in total awe of life through their eyes and perspectives.
In fact, this quote came from one of my clients after going through the timeline of her life, focusing on the most significant events that she believed shaped her. It was so therapeutic for her to go through her entire life from an almost third-person point of view. It took an entire month to go through this process.
When we were finally done, she cried and sent me this quote. Honestly, it couldn’t have come at a better time. Timing truly is everything. Had I read this quote anytime other than then, it might not have meant anything.
But this quote came a couple weeks after Darlington was born. I remember releasing the guilt I had over my sister’s passing, the final ties to an unhealthy friendship that ran its course, and the resentment I had for an old relationship. I wanted to be the best me for the birth of my daughter, and I knew that these things had to be addressed. When she was born, I felt such a release of the old me. I no longer cared about the trivial things or harbored guilt for what I couldn’t change. I wasn’t aware of the weight until it was released and I held my baby for the first time.
Is there anything that you’d like to shed before the arrival of 2016?