This guest post is from my coaching client, Alysa Passage. She’s a graphic and web designer for purpose driven change makers. Welcome, Alysa!
You’ve heard the saying, “You can’t be all things to all people,” but what if we flipped the saying around? You can’t be all things to yourself.
Have you ever been there? Navigating complicated decisions and working to foster fresh ideas, solo. Making plans and hoping you can motivate your accountability-loving-self to follow through. Hitting roadblocks and racking your brain for a way forward.
Before working with Cheryl as my coach, I went through stretches like those without much clarity. This post is a peek into the transformation that happened when I stopped trying to “be all things” to myself and invited a coach into my business and life. Many of the changes came through what I learned about myself with Cheryl’s thought provoking questions and processing our conversations. Here are the highlights:
- People are there to help when I define and ask for what I need.
- Accountability and an outside perspective are invaluable when you’re an entrepreneur working solo 95% of the time.
- One size habit does not fit all! Knowing how to turn my dreams into habits tailored to my unique personality has been valuable in many areas of my life.
- I’m a sensitive, emotional, and empathetic person. With Cheryl’s help, I figured out how to not allow challenging environments or people impact my mindset as much as they used to.
- I uncovered and overcame a roadblock that kept me in ‘striving mode’ for years. This ushered a lot more peace and balance into my life.
- Cheryl’s steady accountability help me set goals that were important to me and stick with them. This led to the most successful financial year ever in my design business and it was a joy along the way.
- I fostered an awareness I can, in fact, create the kind of life and business that brings freedom, enjoyment, and fulfillment.
How coaching continues to impact me:
- If I’m having a challenging day, I look back through meaningful notes from our sessions or articles Cheryl sent. These unearthed personal insights and strategies help me press into positive action.
Maybe you work from home, alone most of the day, and external input is scarce. Maybe you feel stuck in an unhealthy work environment. Or, you’re trying to navigate a new season with your family and you feel drained.
Whatever challenges, confusion, decisions, hoped-for-progress you need to work through or aspirations you’d love to work on, you don’t have to go it alone. For all life’s seasons — that’s where partnering with a wholehearted coach comes in.