Three years ago, today was my last day at Sprint. I packed up my desk, emptied my email, turned in my Sprint laptop & my Sprint badge and say good-bye to the professional life & career I’d known for the past 18 years. It was a very emotional day for me.
I knew it was my choice. I raised my hand to take the voluntary severance package to leave my corporate job as a Pricing Manager and venture out on my own. It was my choice to go all in and make my coaching business THRIVE.
I had a solid foundation to build my coaching business including my coaching training, my coaching certification, a solid business plan, my website, my newsletter, my content and my first few clients. Even with all of that I was very scared to enter the unknown. What if I didn’t make it? What if I failed? What if I wasn’t a success?
The past three years have not been easy. There have been several times I wanted to quit, I wanted to have my steady pay-check again, and I wanted to go back to the known vs. the unknown.
I knew I could go back. Knowing that was very comforting but I knew it wasn’t an option I wanted to explore.
I knew I’d be going back to the known but then I started getting comfortable with the unknown. I started exploring and experimenting what worked for me.
What do I REALLY like?
Who are my ideal clients?
Who makes me be my BEST self?
How can I really THRIVE?
Even with this exploring, there were many days I said, “What the **** am I doing? (insert any four letter word because I’ve used them all)
Each time I stumbled or hit a road block I changed my energy. I went to a yoga class. I took my dog Molly for a walk. I phoned a friend. I got a pep talk from one of my favorite cheerleaders. I scheduled a session with my mentor coach. I asked for help. I took ACTION to move forward!
As my energy changed. I let go of my negative thoughts like……………………
This is never going to work.
What in the world am I thinking?
This is a lot freaking harder than I ever imagined.
When I released my negative thoughts, I created more room for OPPORTUNITIES to flow in. I started receiving messages like………………………………………………….
Have you ever thought about becoming a certified yoga instructor?
Would you like to be a leader in the Kansas City Lean In Circle?
Have you ever considered becoming a part-time career transition coach?
Can you please help me with my resume?
I’m thinking about starting my own business can you review my business plan?
Can you please help me create my Vision Board?
Can you please help me prepare to interview for my dream job?
Can you be a guest speaker at my professional development day?
Would you like to lead a yoga, meditation & life coaching retreat?
Would you like to teach a yoga class at my lavender farm?
Can you please help me create a powerful personal brand?
Would you like me to introduce you to more opportunities?
How can I help you?
Over the past 3 years I’ve been asked each of these questions. By saying YES and asking for what I REALLY want I’ve been able to ATTRACT more of what I REALLY want. Somethings I never even knew were options. Like teaching yoga at a lavender farm.
If you would have told me 3 years ago, I’d be a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) in the International Coaching Federation and in 3 years I could make a positive impact in over 200 peoples lives I would have said “No way! How is that possible?”
If you would have told me that I’d be a certified yoga instructor and I’d be leading yoga, meditation and life coaching retreats at spas across the US, I would have said “You are crazy. No freaking way!”
I’m very proud to say YES, this has all happened. I’m actively creating the life & career I really want. I’m most grateful for my wonderful amazing clients who continue to inspire me to be my best coach I can be and to my family & friends for being the most awesome cheerleaders by motivating and empowering me to be my best self.
I’m so grateful I was asked the question What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid and I answered, “I’d leave my corporate job and coach full time.”
Now I ask you……….What Would YOU Do If You Weren’t Afraid?
What BIG BOLD changes would you make?
Where do you see yourself in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years?
What is holding you back?
Are you ready to let go of your FEAR?
Are you ready to take ACTION?
What do you want to celebrate on December 19, 2018?
How do you plan to get there?
I’m here to be your experienced guide. If you are ready to make BIG BOLD changes in 2018 contact me to set up your 1st strategy session.