Have you ever climbed a mountain, looked down and got freaked out by how far you have come?
I did the other day, and I hadn't even left my house. Months ago, my career took a massive leap. A belief that I had carried for years changed from ...
"I want to be a life changing coach BUT I am a mum"
“I want to be a life changing coach AND I am a mum”
Notice the difference? The first is an excuse for not pursuing my life goal. The second is a statement - a ‘so what?’ Not a reason not to do something. Just stating the facts.
Let me back track a bit to give you some context.
Fifteen years ago, I first trained as a coach. I started working part time seeing clients alongside my day job as a therapist. I was desperate to go full on with it but there was never a right time (financial safety/being sensible/mortgage to pay/blablabla).
Last summer, I was in the perfect position. We had just moved back to the UK, I wasn't working and had the time and support to set up a full time coaching business.
Yep, that's when the BUT came in. "I have to play it small, safe, grey BECAUSE of my responsibilities to my daughter," I told myself. Then I had a conversation with Tina at that time that literally 180'd this belief.
- The new amazing coaching clients who I've helped
- The coaching collaborations and partnerships I have established
- The large scale wellbeing projects in the pipeline
- Being interviewed by BinkyFelstead about well-being for mums, which now has 170k views.
I felt giddy, scared, alive - seeing the distance travelled.
Looking back on the last 6 months, I had no idea this would be my route and at the age of 40, I feel my professional life is just heating up. Every day feels like a holiday and I have never worked harder in my life. With a clarity of focus I have never had before, I am now about to sweat the small, important stuff. Getting my finances in gear, learning about marketing, tax returns…
AND I have just started a course that trains Mums in Business, with the opportunity to connect with lots of other mums passionate to grow to their full potential. Let's just say I am DEFINITELY taking myself and my coaching seriously now!
Never let being a mum hold you back from your dreams - let it be your inspiration! NOW THIS is the role model I want to be for my daughter.
But a question to you:
What are you holding onto tightly and believing that's keeping you small and holding you back?Book a free discovery call to find out more about my Mindful Mums Coaching Programme, and how I can help you achieve your dreams.
Has this inspired you? I would love to hear how! Please leave a comment below.
P.S. The photo sums it up for me: Amused, amazing and looking to the heavens !
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