6 FREAKING Years.
This is crazy.
I’ve officially now been a Coach longer than I’ve done ANYTHING.
Making it this long changes everything I believe about myself. Total mind shift.
I got my first “real” job (as in tax paying lol) at 14 years old, and I’ve been working, without a break, for over 20 years now. Me being me, it was usually 2-3 jobs at a time =P
I’ve had a ton of jobs, an incredible marketing career, started some non profits, and more.
Sales, service, marketing, training, retail, food, you name it, I’ve done it.
I used to say I wasn’t consistent. That I get bored, or that I don’t finish what I start.
Nothing ever stuck like being a coach <3
The freedom, the fulfillment, the income, the friendships, the challenge, the community, the sense of purpose, the focus on my own health…there was no other path that served me like this one does.
In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell says it takes 10,000 hours to master ANYTHING.
At just over 4.5 hours a day, everyday, that is 6 years of practice.
I have to say, I feel like he’s right on.
I feel like I finally have it figured out. I know who I am, what I have to offer, and who I want to work with. I know where I fall short, and that is just fine.
I know what kind of people don’t vibe with me, and that’s fine too!
I have a vision, I’ve created the tools to teach my coaches and customers, I’ve learned empathy, grown my emotional intelligence,and figured out what honors my greatest priorities.
I screwed up a TON of things along the way. I burned bridges, I said the wrong thing, I made the wrong choice, I got lost and even lost a bit of myself now and then.
Now though. NOW, I’m sure, confident and clear.
No need for dramatic declarations or fanfare. I have the quiet confidence I need to really LEAD. I’m READY.
I guess I have to stop telling myself that I don’t stick around. Seems I just needed to find the right thing to make me sticky, because I’m not going ANYWHERE =P
There has never been a greater time to be part of my amazing Coach team, or become a customer of mine, than this moment.
Experience, and loyalty, are two hard things to find in this world, and when it comes to Coaching, I have both.
I am so excited for everyone who is part of our world in 2017. We are going to make year 7 FREAKING INCREDIBLE together <3
6 FREAKING years you guys.
This is crazy.