Finding Light in Uncertainty
I feel lucky to get to work with my own amazing coach. Yesterday morning, while focused on the topic of overwhelm as a result of too much to do in too little time, she asked me, “What would happen if you did nothing for a week?”
I was silenced. Couldn’t find my breath. My gut tightened.
I can’t possibly do nothing for a week, I explained. I felt sure that the anxiety from not fulfilling all of my commitments would outweigh any possible benefits of doing nothing.
And, then… BAM… as the day unfolded, my plans, my commitments, my too many important things…. travel, weekend conference, contract job, more travel….cancelled.
And, while I still have plenty of things to do, I also have time and impetous to reflect on what’s really important:
Health and wellness for myself, those that I love, those in my community and the world.
Slowing down to spend time with the people I love. Being present, patient, kind and mindful for the treasured people in my life.
Being a good leader and business partner. Developing, inspiring, and empowering people to make a difference.
Being a coach. Helping people achieve wellness, alignment, balance, resilience, energy. Helping people flourish.
So while this time of uncertainty and challenge can elicit fear and anxiety, I am trying to see the possible light… to take a deep breath (only if safely distanced, of course:) and focus on what’s really important.
Martin Seligman defines flourishing as having:
- High amount of positive emotion
- Good relationships
- High amounts of meaning in life
- High amounts of engagement at work (school or other endeavors)
Are You Truly Flourishing?
“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” – Simon Sinek
“We all have our own life to pursue, Our own kind of dream to be weaving. And, we all have the power to make wishes come true, a long as we keep believing.” – Louisa May Alcott
If you aspire to live your best life, if you want to grow fully into your purpose, if you want to maximize your potential, if you want to flourish, and you are willing and ready to do what it takes, we would be honored to partner with you on the journey.
“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.” – George Harrison
The first thing we do is explore your goals, why they are important to you and what life will look like when you have achieved them. From there, we partner together to explore, seek clarity and gain new perspective with a combination of approaches and a diverse array of tools and exercises. Next we develop a plan of action, which may include doing, learning or practicing as well as a dose of accountability. It is our promise to do all of this with the strictest of confidentiality, immense compassion and encouragement.