When I was discerning whether to become a coach, I worried that maybe coaching wasn’t enough of a contribution. Despite feeling called to be a coach, doubt and fear still tried to dissuade me.
Then I realized something: If I do what I’m called to do—helping other women become their very best selves—then I’ll be empowering them to do what they are called to do. I’ll be helping them go out and make their contributions. That felt right. That felt like “enough.”
My goal now is to help 1000 women become their very best selves.
Just imagine the impact of that. 1000 women who are going after what they want, refusing to play small, trying new things, coming out from the shadows and showing up as the women they know they can be in their careers, relationships, and families. It gives me goosebumps.
As we embark on a new year, my wish for you is that you allow yourself to become the very best version of you.
The person who knows exactly what she wants to do in this life.
The person who has a clear purpose.
The person who knows that she is capable of living that purpose and achieving her goals.
The person who stands and speaks confidently and allows herself to be seen and heard.
The person who is willing to go outside of her comfort zone and grow.
The person who is willing to do the work of looking within and managing her mind, so that she can show up as the person she wants to be and have a better life.
The person who is willing to try, fail, and learn.
The person who is committed to living in alignment with her core values.
That is the person who will be a better version of herself one year from now.
I am endeavoring to be a better version of myself, too.
Every day. I try new things. I fail. I learn. I grow. I look back and ask “What didn’t work? What do I need to do better?” (There’s always something I need to do better.)
I coach myself daily, I get coached weekly, and I ask for help all the time.
And what I’ve noticed after doing this for a while is that I am becoming a better version of myself. Far from perfect, but better.
I still get overwhelmed sometimes, but I don’t stay stuck in overwhelm anymore.
I still feel afraid when trying new things, but I don’t let fear stop me from doing what I want to do.
And I continue to ask: What do I need to do better next time?
And it helps. Little by little, I grow and become a better version of myself.
It’s making enough of a difference for me that I can’t help but want to share it with others, too.
By showing my clients how to use the coaching tools to create whatever results they want in their lives, I’m giving them so much more than just a wish. So much more than dandelion seeds floating through the air.
What I’m giving them is a guarantee: if they work the tools, the tools will work for them.
So that they can become their very best selves. In love with life, in love with their careers, and thriving in both.
What about you? Are you ready to become the very best version of you?
Let’s live, grow, and bloom in 2019.