I was working at a job that was necessary at the time. I was pretty unhappy and looking for a way out. The most frustrating thing was the bureaucracy of the place where I was. It was killing me, and I hated it. I didn’t like my actual work environment.
I was exhausted constantly and sick all the time. I was extremely frustrated by my co-workers and the gossipy, immature office. I also have the gift of writing and I couldn’t devote time to it. My day job was getting in the way, which was particularly painful.
I wanted a sense of ease with my work, to feel like my time was being spent well, that I wasn’t just wasting my time. I also wanted the world to know me for who I really was and make money too.
I was scared to leave my job. I was afraid to lose that structure and purpose, plus dealing with the financial consequences of leaving.
I was trying to write in the evenings or during free time at work, but I was just tired. Exhaustion was one of my biggest problems. I went to therapy. I tried to force myself to be happy because a lot of people would want the prestigious and desirable job I had.
My Coach was with Me Every Step
Working with my coach empowered me to listen to what I already knew, but was not able to access on my own. It helped to clear away cloudy thinking and fears so that I could do what I actually wanted. It showed me my highest potential and that I could actually reach it and not stay stuck. It supported me in the process.
I wasn’t alone, but had an expert with me, which was comforting.
I still remember the helpful exercises my coach and I did. They were amazing and revolutionary. If I were to explain what we did to someone, I’d say coaching is helping clients access deep inner truth and then acting on it.
Making Time to Reach My Goals
As a result of coaching I was able to identify and make the changes I wanted to make. I’m finding more of a balance with my day job and my writing. I’ve written a book and my pieces have come out in several national magazines and news sites.
I would have gotten to where I am today on my own, but it would have been much more painful and taken me longer. The coaching work gave me confidence and clear sightedness to say, “This is what I want, and I can do it.”
I remember tools we went through to break down a task into manageable parts, like answer two emails. I just started to do it, where before it felt too hard. It was completely life changing. I changed my whole life. I left my job and did what I wanted to do. Our work was so incredibly helpful. I moved through a lot of stuff.