To hear the audio version of this blog, click here. I get coached regularly. I always see things in a new way or from a different perspective when I allow myself to be the worried, whiny, bitchy, scared human being that I am at times. All the coaches I know get coached, which is a sign that we find it incredibly valuable.
During a session where I was being coached recently, my friend asked if I had made some changes that I had told her earlier I was going to. I told her I hadn’t.
Then she said to me, “If nothing changes, nothing changes.”
The power of those 5 words hit me dead, straight, heart center. You could have knocked me over with a feather.
I invite you to sit and ponder those words for a few moments before you read on.
What do they mean for you? Did anything come up?
I’ll share what it meant to me. If I want to see something different happen in my life, changes need to be made. However, the world doesn’t need to change, another person doesn’t need to change, the circumstances of my life don’t need to change, I need to change. If I want to take control of my life and have what I want, I have to be the one to take full responsibility to make those changes. I can either do something differently, see a situation from a new perspective, or let go of something that isn’t serving me.
With this realization, I was instantly empowered, catapulted really, to do something, anything, different towards creating the changes I wanted and needed in my life.
So I did look at things differently and started to do a few things differently. And guess what? I started to see those changes take place.
Well, duh! I’m a life coach, That is exactly one of the things I do when I work with clients. I find out what changes they want to make that they haven’t been able to, get to the bottom of what’s blocking them, then help them work through that block and support them in creating the change they want.
But I couldn’t see that in myself. Sometimes we are just too close to see our own stuff, the blocks that are exactly right in front of us staring back at us. I didn’t see it until an objective coach, coached me.
Are you blind to what’s blocking you from creating change?
“If nothing changes, nothing changes.”
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What's blocking you from making a change? What's one thing you could do differently? Join the conversation on the blog by leaving a comment below, or email me, email@example.com
I am grateful to be able to spend some time with you virtually today. Thank you.
As always, take from here what works for you, share with your friends if you think they might benefit, and the rest you can leave behind.
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