I had an amazing realization this week. There I was, about to make a call that was totally outside my comfort zone, but that I promised I would make. I was talking myself through it all, trying to prepare myself.
"Amanda, just be with THEM. Just connect. Come from your Heart..."
But underneath all of those empowering thoughts, something else was lingering, totally stopping me.
A voice popped into my head that reminded me, “you don’t need to get it perfectly right.”
Ahhh, there it is. Not for the first and definitely not for the last time. I just want everything I say to be perfect. I want the outcome to be exactly what I want. And I want it tobe easy, too.
Isn't that what we all want from life? Everything to be easy and perfect?
But seriously, where is the FUN in that?!
In preparing for this (totally outside my comfort zone) call, my next thought was this:
What if I allowed myself to get it all wrong?
The absurdity made me laugh out loud. But my perspective shifted instantaneously. If I truly allowed myself to get it all wrong, I would be free.
Like a little kid with a bin full of glitter and paints and an empty canvas, I was so excited to get on this call and just allow myself to get messy!
I noticed something really interesting while on the call. I did it "all wrong" immediately. I asked the difficult question without getting connected first. I kept on talking about myself. etc, etc, etc.
But every single time I noticed myself doing it the "wrong" way - the next moment there was forgiveness, acceptance, and a blank slate for the next moment.
There was compassion for myself. There was freedom, fun, and play.
Ultimately, I actually just made the freakin call!!
Bonus: I got messy and had a big smile on my face while doing what I needed to do.
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“Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
I want you to know that you are powerful beyond measure. When I say powerful I do not mean something that is forceful or aggressive in any way... What I do mean is the innate power within each and every one of our hearts. I want you to know this place within yourself... And I want you to truly experience it every day of your precious life.
That innate power in your heart has got you through all of the hardships, challenges and battles to where you are standing now. That innate power has led you to your successes so far in this life.
You are perfect just as you are. You are amazing. You are powerful and capable.
And yet, there's always that one thing. (For some of us, multiple things)
Perhaps it's that seemingly impossible vision that keeps you awake at night. It's exciting and beautiful and yet scary because it might not ever manifest in this life time. It's magnetizing, it's haunting. It is right there, in your heart, safely protected.
I'm going to boldly assert that a coach is exactly what is required to uncover your greatness and the possibility of your dream.
The choice is yours: You can continue to safely protect your dream, or you can take 1 small step today towards making it happen. Take 1 small but powerful action that shows the universe you are committed.
And let me tell you. The world needs and wants YOUR dream to come alive. Oh so much!
Coaching, as defined by the International Coach Federation:
"Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential."
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Lots of love, and have a wonderful day.
I recently starting asking my friends, "how's your heart?"
So far the results have been interesting...
A lot more "happy" or "sad"
It's quite simple
More simple than the usual "How are you"
Oh I'm okay, not bad, good, great, swell, not too shabby, you?
You see them stop for a minute, smile at the new question, look inwards, ponder what there is to ponder, and then say "happy... my heart is full and at peace"
Or a text message that says "sad and torn today, to be honest"
So much love,