Life Coaching Tip: If you’ve been traveling through life at lightning speed, too busy to stop and consider if you are even going in the right direction, then isn’t it time you put on the brakes and think about what you truly want for your life? Girlfriend! I’m going to remind you that you only have one life, and this is IT! If you are tired of running on the hamster wheel, hustling for approval, let’s talk!
You wake up one morning and you get the idea that you want to go on a trip.
And so, you start thinking about what you’d like to bring, hurriedly loading up your car.
Your BFF calls and you tell her the exciting news.
“Wow, so cool!” she says. “Where are you going?”
“I don’t know, I haven’t given it much thought,” you reply.
I mean who has time to just sit around and think about it, right?
Your BFF gets a bit concerned and reminds you of your childhood dream, the one you’ve spoken about for YEARS, to visit Australia. But you shut the conversation down.
There’s no time to investigate airfare, create a travel itinerary, etc. Plus, you’ve heard from other people that things are awfully expensive in Australia, and a few said they didn’t really like it there at all. It sounded like a big investment in time and money for something you might not even like!
Nope, not going to do that!
You tell her you’re just going to hit the road instead. And then you continue shoving a whole hodgepodge of things into your car, since you’re not sure where you’re going and what you’ll need to bring.
Eventually, your car is filled to the top with items like hiking boots, skis, fishing poles, a backpack, parka, bathing suit, fancy purse, cute heels,… oh, and better grab the tent!
When it’s time to depart, you can barely see out of your rearview mirror, but you’re satisfied with your choices and so off you go!
Eventually, you stop at a rest stop to use the bathroom and engage in some quick chit-chat with a stranger as you’re washing your hands.
“Where are you heading?” she asks.
“I don’t really know,” you answer. “I’m not great at making decisions. Any suggestions?”
“Ummm, sure,” the stranger says. “How about South Dakota? I love it there.”
“Great idea,” you think. “I love warm weather and it’s south, so it’s probably close to being like Australia! I’ll head there!”
Then you head out again, this time in the direction you think may be towards South Dakota.
But, when you stop for lunch a few hours later and share your plans with your server, she tells you that South Dakota is her least favorite place on the planet.
“It’s a snooze fest there, very boring! And, it’s nothing like Australia!” she warns.
This concerns you. “Oh, where do you think I should go?”
“Hmmm? I like Las Vegas. There are so many fun things to do there,” she said. “But, what do you enjoy?”
“I have no idea. I haven’t really thought about it at all, and I don’t have time to now. I’ve got to get going!” you tell her, feeling a bit annoyed. Geez, she assumes you have all the time in the world!
“Perhaps you should talk with a travel agent for some suggestions?” she offers.
For goodness sake, clearly this woman hasn’t been listening to how busy you are!
“Gotta go!” you tell her as you rush out the door, get back in your car, and zoom off in the direction of nowhere.
And as you drive, you think about Australia for a bit, the beautiful climate, the beaches, the koalas… but then you snap yourself out of it!
“Silly dreamer, stick with reality!” you tell yourself.
And you head towards Vegas, or at least the direction where you think Vegas might be, to finally start having a little fun!
Yes, I agree, but it’s exactly what I hear from so many women when they first talk with me about coaching.
They tell me they’re unhappy and they can’t understand why. They’ve accomplished so much, done all the things other people told them they “should” do, but as it turns out, these things weren’t so fulfilling.
And when I ask them what they’d like to do instead, at first, they tell me they have no idea. I mean, they once had a dream about something, but it doesn’t make sense to pursue it now.
They’re waaaaay too busy to think about it, and there really isn’t any room on their schedule for anything more.
They’re stuck in a ho-hum life of hustling for …?
That’s what my client Sarah told me when we first connected. She was working long hours at a corporate job she hated, and her anxiety was through the roof! She found no joy or meaning in her work, and she felt stuck.
Sarah never really gave much thought to what she would prefer to do, as she said her career path just kind of fell in her lap after she finished grad school. She accepted the first position she was offered, excelled at it, and was promoted year after year.
To leave this job seemed irresponsible, “everyone” said so. And plus, Sarah said she wasn’t good at making decisions.
After we dug deeper, Sarah told me about her passion for the environment, and how she longed for a more purposeful career. But again, “everyone” told her that she couldn’t make a living doing non-profit work, so why even look into it?
Here’s what happened…
Through life coaching with me, Sarah began to open her mind to ALL the possibilities. She explored, networked, and had fun considering her options.
Sarah now works for a non-profit, making a comparable salary to her previous job. More importantly, she is impacting the planet in a way that brings her life meaning and joy!
And this transition has helped Sarah muster the courage to intentionally direct her life towards what lights her up in other areas too! When we last spoke, Sarah told me of her adventure rounding up rattlesnakes last week as part of a study for work. She has plans to hike almost 100 miles in Colorado this summer and to run a marathon in Germany this fall.
“Disrupt” was her word for 2021, and her life will never be the same moving forward! Badass, right?
Now, let’s talk about YOU! Can you feel any of this?
Does the story I asked you to imagine hit close to home?
Are you depending on other people to tell you what you “should” do? Are you heeding their warnings about your dreams – that it would be “risky” – too costly in time, money, or effort to pursue them?
Have you been traveling at lightning speed, too busy to stop and consider if you are traveling in the direction of your desired destination?
Girlfriend! I’m going to remind you that you only have one life, and this is IT!
If you are tired of running on the hamster wheel, hustling for approval, let’s talk!
I have helped lots of women put on the brakes, dig deep, discover what they truly want for their lives AND map out a plan to create it!
You’re not the only one who has faced this problem, and my straightforward process will help you steer your life in the direction of your dreams.
Schedule your free consultation today!
As you take this first courageous step, remember, a purposeful life that brings you fulfillment and joy is on the other side.