What does Your Mirror Say
To quote an old Grateful Dead song…” What a long strange trip it’s been“!
I have been a health coach for nine years and although I have loved every minute of it, some of the hard lessons I could have done without.
I think it’s like having children. Often times I think that our children are our biggest mirrors, we learn so much about ourselves by looking at them.
Like the time my little two year old stormed across the floor saying; “sh#*, sh#*, sh#*!” I would have told anyone that I didn’t curse, up until that day. Pretty sure I was the only one she was mimicking.
Our businesses are like our kids in much the same way, as they are also mirrors.
The biggest thing that I learned about myself through the journey of creating my business was that sometimes I am not balanced. I spend so much time in “give mode”, that when I charge my clients I start feeling like I need to do more. On it’s own this would be a good thing, because I give 100% but it doesn’t always build your bank account.
The other thing that I learned about myself was that I am too creative for my own good. I tend to go from one thing to another, never staying rooted in one project long enough to see it bloom.
It’s great to create, but you have to then shift to promotion mode. While promoting you must shelve all creating of other projects or you will never get anywhere.
Let me repeat that, you must do nothing else but promote after creating.
If you feel like an octopus going in all different directions at once, it’s probably because you are switching back and forth between create and promote. You have to be in one place or the other…PERIOD!
It’s hard to digest that our career and how we handle it is a reflection of our inner selves.
Maybe you keep changing directions, always trying to figure out how you contribute to the world and then never seeing anything to completion.
The truth is your career is not separate from the rest of your life, it’s a part of your life. We all want to make a difference in the world, we want to spread love and understanding. The sticky part can be when you feel this passion, but haven’t a clue how to get your message out to the world.
We need to check in with ourselves and see where our resistance is. If you are hiding a low self esteem you may not think your work is good enough. Or maybe you have always had a money struggle so now you don’t know how to charge.
Your career is meant to connect with your passion, but business is business. So many health coaches just don’t know the steps. They have more passion than business going on and this is keeping them in lack.
You need a system to follow, like a road map that brings you to success!
It’s really important to have a system and stick with it. In my new training that launches very soon, we will uncover this. Like I said, I learned the hard way what to do and not do when it comes to promoting your business.
Lately, I must say that it’s like the clouds parted and I can see straight to the sun. I can’t remember the last time I have been this focused and charged about my work. I want that for you also, crystal clarity. I don’t want you to have to go through years of struggle to see the sun.
In the next few weeks, I will unveil the new training program. It’s hard to not jump the gun and let the cat out of the bag. It feels like hiding presents, you can’t stop thinking about it and you want to share!
I do believe that each and everyone of us is put on this earth for a reason. Deep down I know you believe it too, but you may be trying to quiet that voice in your head. You may be going through the motions of working but not feeling fulfilled.
Before we speak again, write down a list of what you love, what you’re passionate about. It doesn’t have to be about work but it will help. Then write down where you are now?
Do you love what you do, but you are just not making enough money at it? Or are you feeling stuck and in a rut?
I think work should look like a yoga pose. You learn how to find your edge, we call it “gentle discomfort.” You won’t progress unless you are pushing just a little past your edge. Oh and then you breathe..
Stay tuned to unwrap the present. I seriously can’t wait!