Letting go of my big BUT
Have you ever climbed a mountain, looked down & got freaked out by how far you have come?
I did the other day and I hadn't even left my house.
I was interviewed on 5 live platforms (!!!) by #tinabrigley a brilliant coach, about my own coaching journey.
6 months ago my career took a massive leap. A belief that I had carried for years changed from ...
"I want to be a life changing coach BUT I am a mum"
“I want to be a life changing coach AND I am a mum”
Notice the difference? The first is an excuse for not pursuing my life goal, the second is a statement, a ‘so what?’ Not a reason not to do something just stating the facts.
Let me back track a bit to give you some context.
Fifteen years ago I first trained as a coach, I started working part time seeing clients alongside my day job as a therapist. I was desperate to go full on with it but there was never a right time (financial safety/being sensible/mortgage to pay/blablabla).
Last summer I was in the perfect position, we had just moved back to the UK, I wasn't working and had the time and support to set up a full time #coachingbusiness
Yep, that's when the BUT came in.
"I have to play it small, safe, grey BECAUSE of my responsibilities to my daughter." I told myself.
Then I had a conversation with Tina at that time that literally 180ed this belief.
When I gave myself permission to pursue my dream career everything became easy and the successes flowed. In the interview last week I listed what the last 6 months has entailed.
The new amazing coaching clients who I've helped
The coaching collaborations and partnerships I have established
The large scale wellbeing projects in the pipeline
I felt giddy, scared, alive, seeing the distance travelled.
Looking back on the last 6 months I had no idea this would be my route and at the age of 40 I feel my professional life is just heating up.
Every day feels like a holiday and I have never worked harder in my life.
With a clarity of #focus I have never had before I am now about to sweat the small, important stuff. Getting my finances in gear, learning about marketing, tax returns…
AND I have just stared a course that trains #MumsinBusiness, with the opportunity to connect with lots of other mums passionate to grow to their full potential.
Lets just say I am DEFINITELY taking myself and my coaching seriously now!
Never let being a mum hold you back from your dreams -let it be your inspiration!
NOW THIS is the role model I want to be for my daughter
But a question to you. What are you holding on to tightly and believing that's keeping you small and holding you back?
Has this inspired you? I would love to hear how x
ps. the photo sums it up for me, amused amazing and looking to the heavens !