The last two weeks have raced by. I can’t really tell you what keeps me so busy that I miss deadlines on writing assignments such as with my blog and newsletter. My other writing assignments only have personal deadlines, which is probably a mistake to not put them on the calendar in pen; I am behind there too.
Being that I am a one woman show, I have a lot to do all the time. I know that a business coach would tell me to prioritize and focus on one thing at a time; the problem is that I just don’t see how anything will get done. That’s the main reason I don’t have a business coach.
Psychologists say that we intentionally, although subconsciously, place ourselves in situations in which we are deficient and in need of help. This is supposed to afford us the opportunity to learn skillsets that enable us to turn our shortcomings into areas of strength.
I actually have learned to ask others for help, delegate and let go of the reins, know when to table a project until resources such as time, money, and knowledge become available, etc. So, I think I am learning.
One of my big epiphanies last week was very personal. From time to time, I know we all wonder if we are on the right track in the rat race of life. From the time we leave high school life just seems to happen, and we are just going along for the ride.
We try to go in the direction of which we are drawn, one that fits our needs at the time. But there comes a time for analyzing if we are truly headed in the right direction. More often than not, that time is more dramatic than philosophical in nature.
For myself, I sometimes wondered if a health coaching career is really what I should be pursuing. I have been an electronics technician for 29 years. I love that job, and I am good at it. Mind you, I have had countless hours of training over the years.
It’s also down right refreshing to be working for someone else who makes important decisions and has to put up with (and solve) logistical problems day after day. As an employee, I do not take problems home, and I have a steady paycheck I can count on.
Sometimes I ask myself, “Why am I working so hard to change careers?” As wonderful as being self-employed is, it’s a lot of work. What is it that makes me think that I am fulfilling my life’s purpose? Do I even know what my purpose is?
While reading the Psalms in my Bible, I suddenly had an epiphany about that basic question of human existence—what is my purpose in life? The Psalms are full of references about God knowing us even before he formed us by His own hand in our mother’s womb. That means He has a purpose for us.
Our very world is highly ordered and that order forms the basis for our most complex mathematical equations and gives us insight into many mysteries of the universe.
When we look at ourselves, we can see that our creation was also very ordered. And by using information pertaining to our own creation, we can paint a picture of God’s purpose for our life.
Looking at myself, I realize that I am a lover of truth, a born teacher, and I have an insatiable desire for knowledge. I have an innate drive for progression and improvement, and an immense capacity for compassion.
These qualities all tie together to form the outline of a coach. My personal interest is in health, how the body works, and the importance of recognizing and embracing that we are in nature and nature is within us. Hence, a health coach.
Once I realized all these things, a huge burden was lifted off of me. Not only do I have confidence that I am on the right path, but I can apply this newfound knowledge to assist my clients in discovering their purpose in life!
I think as equally important for me was the fact that actually believing that I am following my purpose in life has removed some barriers to my success; my next epiphany, if you will.
Apparently, subconscious doubt in my chosen career of health coaching created an inability to clearly communicate with others how my programs can dramatically improve their health and wellbeing.
Since health coaches aren’t licensed, there are laws about what we can say, and the claims we can make; it is very challenging to get my point across under such restrictions. However, I feel a new level of creativity has been made accessible to me.
Over the next few weeks, I plan to implement some new ideas that I have come up with. Be looking for changes on my home page.
I hope your weekend has been relaxing and fulfilling. May your next week be fabulous.
Jerimiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you”, says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”