Yes, it’s true I’m a coach who needs a coach!
Just because I’m in the business of helping others get their stuff together doesn’t mean I don’t need the occasional re-boot myself.
Coaching is a responsibility I take seriously and to heart. To me, it’s not a job but more of a vocation, one I have built upon over many years of communications in various roles, wearing a variety of hats. I want and need to be whole, present and equipped to serve my clients at all times.
I’m exposed to my fair share of ups and downs just like anyone else, This allows me to be empathetic with my clients, to truly understand how their life gets crazy and off track. I suppose what I have been quite good at is getting refocused quickly and not letting things get on top of me completely.
However, just recently ………
I pressed the panic button
Surrounded by tasks the length of my body, learning how to create online courses, by doing a course myself aaaghhh!….. and –
- New business to develop (So So Much to learn!!) Overwhelm/Underwhelm
- another workshop to attend
- spend more money on trainings
- Refining content for upcoming workshops
- writing a book
- comforting an anxious child before his first ever school camp
- connecting with new clients
- walking the dog
- cleaning up after one too many doggie accidents
- get him (dog) neutered lol.
- support the charity walk
- checking emails
- distracted by new subscriptions
- updating website
- frustrating internet connections
- dropped calls due to poor signal ………………………..etc. etc.
- Ah and the dreaded hormonal imbalances!!!!! Yikes
Now that’s all fine and dandy, let’s face it, nothing unusual there really, it probably sounds a bit like your average day too, but can I add to ALL of the above, we are moving house for the second time in eight months and for the past ten days, we could not find a suitable home as there is a scarcity in the suburb where we want to live.
Well, I found myself saying, it wouldn’t matter if it was just me on my own, but we are three plus little puppy! I admit I panicked!!!!! Palpations, tears and fears engulfed me, what to do?????
Questions continued to abound, had we made a mistake?
Is this business the best use of my time?? etc. etc. Doubt and uncertainty ravaged my mind, oh, and then in came the saboteur with arms folded, looking quite smug, urging me to admit defeat and walk away.
“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”
[Meditations Divine and Moral]”
Bubbles and balloons do burst
Let’s face it bubbles, burst, balloons too, but sometimes they die a slow death! They deflate eventually! Had our Australian hot air balloon ride, our honeymoon period, come to an end?? Luckily unlike this bad balloon analogy we can re-inflate ourselves, through better decisions, better questions and ultimately better choices.
This coach (me) was exhausted and had a bit of a one-way energy feed, and it didn’t have a return on investment.
Thankfully, I could reach out to my coach who helped me to regain composure and realign my sense of self, to reframe my needs and tap into my own wisdom to resolve the situation on hand.
She was there, reminding me of everything I knew to get the results I wanted, and fast!
I am now happy to report, within a matter of hours from my coaching call, we found a brand new divine home in the neighbourhood of choice on a street named Joy!! There’s only one snag, little Toby is not welcome and we’ve had to find him a new home, where he will be well looked after.
Back on track
As I said earlier, I get back on track quickly because I understand, my desire to live a long healthy and happy life is my dominant feeling and vibration.
I know I am not my thoughts, therefore I can witness my thinking and change it to match the vibration and feeling of getting what I want!
I was reminded of my own vulnerability in this recent lesson. The learning never stops, the tests and lessons are continuous, coaches don’t escape them, spiritual healers and leaders don’t escape them.
Acceptance is the first step towards moving on and breaking the patterns.
One of my patterns I need to change is the idea around perfection! It has never been an ally, but a constant time waster with destructive power.
On reflection, I’m okay with my recent response to the collection of stressors on my plate, yes, I know how to handle stress and yes, I did not manage myself very well. But, I did learn, I need to look after myself more on a daily basis, so my cup is full, in order to serve my clients and my family best.
The energy has shifted, the balloon is slowly inflating. There will be much Joy in Living on Joy Avenue!
How about YOU? Does any of this sound familiar?
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love Pauline x