Several years ago I was stuck. And I was not happy about it. In my early-mid forties and I was feeling as if I had peaked in my late 20’s. It was a dark, discouraging place to be. By chance (or providence) I ran across information for a conference led by one of my favorite writers, Donald Miller. It was called “Storyline” and hinted at looking at our lives as a narrative. It sounded intriguing, especially in the mental state I was in, so I signed up. Storyline completely rocked my world. For the first time I was able to see how some terrible past experiences could be redeemed. How they changed me for the better and prepared me for what God had in store for me.
This began a journey that led to adopting our now 9-year old son, joining the board of FASD Network of Southern California and starting a support group for members (FASD: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), and to find my own coach. And here is what I discovered over my three month coaching experience. I wanted to do what my coach was doing. I wanted to help people find their purpose. I wanted to see people break through barriers that ultimately became stepping stones for success. I wanted to see that moment in a person’s eyes when they realize they had this amazing story inside of them, waiting to be written. I wanted to see the realization dawn on them that they were the hero in their own story and their story could make a difference in their community and in the world. Simply put, I wanted to be Yoda. Or maybe Socrates. Ask the questions, give the tools, provide accountability and the opportunity to find that spark inside them. The spark that ignites an amazing epic story.
Your story matters.
If you need a catalyst to start living out a story worth telling consider working with a personal life coach. A life coach is not your therapist, your mentor or advisor. Your coach believes that you have the answers already. You just need help uncovering them in a confidential and safe place by breaking down your goals into do-able sized steps, and then being held accountable. A life coach will not critique you or tell you what is right or wrong for your life BUT they will ask the questions that help you unearth the answers yourself.
Have more questions? Give me a call. Shoot me an email. I’d love to hear where you are and where you want to be and then help you figure out exactly how to get there!