Life Update: I am so happy to announce I am now a Certified Life Coach!
Yes, your read it right. For the past 3 months, I had been returning back to school for life coaching certification. Being certified as a life coach and being able to provide service to people and do this work has been something that’s within my 10 year plan. Funny how I just never realized I can actually make it happen… this year.
I also didn’t realize then what I was getting myself into. It’s as if this decision alone sparked the start of a chain of events one after another, all leading me to where I am now.
Within 6 months, I started a podcast, started doing freelance work, was let go from my 9-5 job due to company closure, hired a business coach, continued building Daring Living, got my certification, decided to take my business online (and full time), and now here I am…
Every one of these decisions were not easy. This had been 6 months of being VERY uncomfortable and experiencing lots of growing pain.
Before enrolling into the program, I had so many doubts and fears. Most of all, I didn’t feel capable enough to be a coach.
Who was I to tell people what to do?
Am I even suitable enough to do this work?
I was not confident in my skills and abilities at all. I also was not sure if this was even the right career path for me. All I knew then was that this type of work keeps me awake at night, and if I don’t try pursuing this path, I know with certainty that I will regret it down the road.
Despite how scary the thought of changing my career was, the thought of having this regret outweighs them all.
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My Experience from Life Coaching Program
During my time at the program, we were given multiple life skills tools, techniques, and practiced many real-life experiential 1:1 coaching sessions.
I learned the value of a life coach. I am so relieved to learn that the coach doesn’t have the answers. This is a co-creation partnership where the coach guides the client to find the answers within themselves (we each know ourselves best).
Surprisingly, this made me feel so much more confident. Because I am very aware of my abilities to guide, to use my intuition at the moment, and to offer a powerful, safe and non-judgmental experience. This is my element, this is what I do best.
I was also my own client. I faced my fears and insecurities. I was forced to get very real with myself and pull out many limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors I was secretly doing that’s holding me back.
MOST IMPORTANT TAKEAWAY
These are all valuable experiences and skills I gained during the program. But looking back, there is one KEY skill I really learned that allowed me to really take everything in and feel capable in my own skin to be a coach.
I learned to believe in myself.
As in, TRULY believing in myself. Over time, I stopped asking for other people’s approval with my life. I stopped seeking external opinions and advice about how I should move forward.
Slowly, I filtered out what people say I should do, and instead focused on believing in myself even more. I learned to believe in myself and trust that I will figure things out even when I’m not sure what it will look like, and I practiced INCREASING that belief every single day.
The day I enrolled in the program I made my decision final. I journaled about it. I meditated on it. I talked as if I’m already a life coach. I literally gave myself no other options because I just KNOW that I’m going to finish the program and become a life coach.
Dear friend, believing in yourself can be hard sometimes. The act of believing is a constant practice every single day.
Moving forward, I am so excited to start this new chapter of my life. It has been a wild journey for me so far, and I am continuing to trust and believe in myself, in my abilities to figure everything out, and in my future.
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Remember, our thoughts create our actions, and our actions create results. Sometimes the results we want are not really showing up in our lives. This is when we really have to look into our thoughts and see what we actually believe.
How much do you actually trust yourself at making decisions?
When you set goals for yourself, do you secretly believe you’re not able to achieve them?
Because when you can have stronger belief in yourself, the actions will flow, and what you desire will create themselves.
Don’t believe this? Try it out!
You are what you believe yourself to be.
Rooting for you,
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