Does it feel like you’re going down?
Our lives are surrendering, slowly but inevitably, to the weight of all of that stuff–clutter, extra weight, financial strain, tired relationships, and over-committed schedules. We are too busy to play, too tired to create, too broke to get ahead, too skeptical to make a difference, and too bitter to make love. It seems that everybody I know is looking to make a change… or perhaps wishing for one is more accurate?
Yes, everybody wishes life could be different in some way but not all of us are ready to actually make the change. My clients hire me because they are ready to make a change, ready enough to invest in a life coach to support them and that’s a huge step.
Only the truly Wild Ones ever take this step but once you decide that, “It’s time for your life to bloom,” and hire me (or whoever is the best coach for you), the focus immediately shifts to the change, or often changes, you are ready to make. It may be a healthier body or to simplify your physical environment, to improve communication or find time for a creative dream. You may be ready to come out of the closet, or you feel completely lost and maybe you’re ready to find yourself again.
A majority of new clients include career on their list of things to they’d like to make a change, which makes sense because work touches so many parts of life. Also, because dissatisfaction in any area of one’s life can easily manifest a desperation to change another, clients sometimes come looking for a new job when what they really need is their spouse to stop drinking, or to lose 80 pounds, or to feel like their life has purpose. It’s almost comical really, how easily we blame something outside of us for misery that is rooted deep within us.