For the last 9 years I have served as a professional Life Coach with a specialty in Book Writing and Activation coaching where I help others get unlocked, unleashed and activated into purpose from the pulpit to the marketplace. This includes spiritual, personal and professional coaching to help position purpose driven individuals to lead successful lives.
One thing I’ve learned is that it is impossible for me to be with my clients and students every step of the way throughout their life. Therefore, teaching them how to “coach” themselves through various scenarios is something I practice implementing into every session. This is great for other coaches to implement in their business as well because it prevents your clients from becoming codependent upon you.
Coaching builds awareness, empowers choice and leads to transformation in the lives of others.
Living in the 21st Century has taught me that none of us can prevent life from happening but what we can do is practice taking things day by day, tackling one issue at a time and learning from every circumstance.
My favorite saying is “It’s time to turn our wounds into wisdom.”
Today I’d like to share with you 3 Ways to “Coach” Yourself Through ANY Dilemma:
- Keep a Level Head- Be clear on what is happening and be intentional with your actions. Again, life happens to all of us but we can also happen to life. Turn those wounds into wisdom, pain into power (and then PROFIT) and use everything you are dealing with as fuel for your purpose!
- Don’t Overthink- Too often we over analyze what is happening by revisiting old emotions and situations from our past and applying them to a present issue. Focus on what is happening in the moment and instead of overthinking, ask yourself, “What is this situation trying to teach me?”
- Never Give Your Power Away- You are speaking to a former “hothead” (and sometimes still can be) so trust me I know how hard it is to keep your cool in the midst of the crazy things that happen on a daily basis. I recently experienced a situation with someone I considered a close friend and the betrayal hit me like of bricks. But instead of blowing up, I took a few deep breaths and said to myself, “I will not allow my emotions to get the best of me.” Sure, it’s hard not to do anything when people do hurtful things to us. But I also knew that cutting her off would hurt her more than it hurt me. So what did I do? I journal through it. I pray through it. I pay attention to my wounds and access what happened to prevent them from reoccurring in other relationships. Negative energy needs somewhere to go and when we keep it bottled up inside it turns into ulcers, cancer, mental illness and all other kinds of sickness. I’ve learned that I am too blessed to be stressed or allowing others to control my outcome or responses.
LET’S TALK IT OUT:
Comment below and share which principle resonates with you the most and why.