These days, I am experiencing a seismic shift in slow motion.
When I began this coaching journey, I told Marielle that I was not a list maker, not a habitual scheduler, and that it might be tough to get me there. She just smiled as if to say, “We’ll see where it goes.”
Well, I now schedule pretty much on a daily basis – in some cases with specific times or blocks of times; in some cases, putting just a “to do” not on the date. The schedule keeps me somewhat honest, and helps me chip away at the many, varied parts of my life that need attention. Oh, I still struggle with that schedule, and often have arrows that “carry over” my scheduled plans; but those are becoming fewer as I work to improve my habits.
They also recently afforded me the opportunity to step away from the schedule entirely for a day to handle a personal issue, without guilt, because I knew that I could reschedule. Flexibility has been key to my needs from the start. Who knew that scheduling would give that to me?
I have also been doing a lot of visioning within the coaching program surrounding what I really want out of life. Not that I didn’t do this before, but I kept it mostly in my head. Writing it down has made it more concrete for me.
It’s kind of like a GPS: When you turn it on, its first instruction is to enter your destination. To get anywhere in life, you need to know where you want to go. If you don’t know what you want, how can you make it happen?
A vision statement is something like that. It encircles your own unique purpose and sets you on the pathway. And if you dream big, it takes you to the next level. It spurs you to action. At least, that is what I am hoping…
About the Author:
The above entry is part of a guest blog series titled “A Coaching Journey” written by my friend, client, and talented writer, Linda Epstein. She has graciously agreed to write on her experience with the coaching process as she navigates it, to give a first-hand view of what the journey is like. Visit weekly to find out more!
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