Just short of one year ago I had an idea: I should be a life coach. But let’s backup a few decades to when this dream really began. I have a degree in Psychology. I’ve always wanted to help people with their mental and emotional health. I took my first Psychology class in high school and was hooked. Or maybe it was before that. I just remember always being interested and passionate about it.
But I’m also extremely passionate about being a mom. It’s my very favorite role in the world. I couldn’t ever figure out how to continue my education and be the kind of mom I wanted to be. I’ve always worked, but every job I’ve ever had was just a job. I didn’t think it was possible to have the career of my dreams WITHOUT sacrificing time with my kids.
While I was working on my Psychology degree, I started having health problems. The doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. It took over a decade of ever-worsening symptoms to finally be diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. I spent the next decade researching natural health and healing so I could support my body and live the life I wanted to live.
My dream of helping others with their mental and emotional health expanded to include physical health as well. It was hard for me to work on my mental and emotional health when I felt like garbage all the time. It was hard to feel better physically when my mindset was making my physical symptoms worse. I needed a whole body solution: body, heart, and mind.
I dreamed of getting a double PhD in Psychology and Natural Medicine. I would start my own practice and help people heal body, heart, and mind together, so they could live the life they wanted to live.
Until one year ago, this was just a pipe dream. I didn’t actually believe it was possible. How on earth would I get a double PhD and work full time and be the kind of mom I wanted to be? Maybe someday… when my kids were grown. Meanwhile, I was stuck in a corporate job that meant nothing to me. It was just a paycheck. I was good at it. But I wasn’t passionate about it.
I wasn’t living my best life.
Today, I’m a full-time life coach. I’m following my dreams. I LOVE my job! I’m figuring out how to build my own unique business that includes body, heart, and mind. I made it all happen in less than one year AND I was an amazing mom through the whole process.
It all started with believing it was possible.
I was coaching someone this week who told me she didn’t know what she wanted for her life. She was going through the day-to-day motions, living her life. But she didn’t know what she really wanted.
I asked her, “if anything was possible, what would you want?” She knew immediately. She didn’t even need 5 seconds to think about it. But her brain wouldn’t let her access it before because she didn’t believe it was possible.
She left our session, not only with belief that it was possible, but also a plan to get her there. Together we came up with everything it would require to get what she wanted. We thought of all the obstacles and came up with strategies for each of those obstacles. The person she was at the end seemed entirely different from the person who began the session with me.
So here is my question for you: Are you living the life you were meant to live? How do you know?
The things we truly want, deep down in our soul, are the GPS to living our best life. You aren’t going to truly want something you can’t have. When I tell people they can have anything they truly want, some of them come back with something like “just because I want to be in the NBA doesn’t mean I can be in the NBA.” I hear you. I’m five feet tall. Some things just aren’t in the cards for me. But I also don’t WANT those things. I mean truly want.
I’ve been wanting to help people with their mental and emotional health for decades. It’s something I feel deep down in my soul. It’s something I truly want. That means it’s possible for me to have it. I may not know the HOW, and that’s ok. I just need to believe it’s possible, and take the next step.
What is it that you yearn for? Truly and deeply. Do you think it’s possible for you to have it? If not, this is where your work is my friend. Check in with your GPS system. It’s there for a reason. What do you want? Decide it’s possible for you to have it. Take a step. Then another. Keep taking steps until you reach it.
It’s time to believe in possibility.