“The future is completely open, and we are writing it moment to moment.” – Pema Chodron
i feel like i should be taking “before” pictures – my life is getting a make-over.
so the other day while i was busy putting together a little pressie for my sister (a coaching workbook custom made for her) i thought;
man wouldn’t it be cool if i went through these practices and exercises too?
wouldn’t it be awesome if i shared my experience so other people could join in and try some new stuff too?
wouldn’t it be fun to see what happens?
because let me be honest – i’m a self-help junkie, but just because i’m a life coach doesn’t mean i don’t yell at my husband, or my kids. it doesn’t mean that i always make good choices or know what i’m doing. it doesn’t mean that i don’t get angry or scared or sad.
sometimes life is going along great, and then bang something happens, or nothing happens, and i lie awake at night worrying about it.
and the funny thing is – just because i’ve got bookshelves full of amazing books that have helped me get through past pain, friends i can call at the drop of a hat, beautiful and supportive coaches, and i know this stuff – doesn’t mean to say that i don’t need more practice.
now admittedly i’ve wanted to do this before (show you how coaching works from the inside out). but i’ve always been scared i’d mess up, look stupid, be too embarrassed to tell you the truth about what happened, not follow through with ideas and plans, i’m scared that i’ll get half-way through and run out of steam – like a diet that only lasts 2 days, or that time i joined the gym for a full year and only went 8 times (i’m not lying)……………..and the stupid thing is – i coach myself, and implement new ideas all the time, just not publicly.
but so what if any of that happens.
so for the next little while i plan on making this a place of adventure, fun, decadence, love, compassion, exploration, experimentation, observation and truth. i know so many great exercises and tools, that sometimes i forget about some really fantastic ones that i haven’t pulled out in a while.
so i’m pulling them out.
i’ll be putting them to the test on myself,
and you will get to watch.
and if you’re inspired, you can join in too – because it’s always more fun, with more than one.
my hope is that i’ll change some of the stuff that’s a bit stuck in my life – and that you’ll enjoy sussing out some tools i share, so you can give them a whirl and get busy practicing in your own life – so that you can move some of your stuck stuff.
is this a terrible idea?
my crazy pet monster who lives on my shoulder, and broadcasts daily all the things that might go wrong, is in a bit of a state at the moment – but i’m ignoring her screams of panic and flailing arms.
so watch this space ……..
and wish me luck.