Thanks to my beautiful friend Lisa, I am sitting here right now, writing this blog post. Only after chatting 5 minutes with her, I have come to realize that I have been avoiding to live what’s really and truly me: being a life coach.
Everything else I have done over the past 10 years (Shinergy (martial arts) – instructor training, Shiatsu school, Meridian Massage training, Yoga teacher training…) now just seem like detours, that I truly love and deeply relate to, but I also used to avoid taking the straight path.
I got my first coaching at the age of 16. Stuck in puberty and tangled in resistance to (almost) everyone and everything, coaching helped me to open up and to find the motivation to take life into my own hands.
At the age of 20 I attended a coaching retreat with about 30 young people and amazing coaches in Cyprus. On day 2 the relationship to myself and thus my life changed completely.
As if that wasn’t enough already, I also finally knew what I wanted to do with my life: Be a life coach!
The following 3 years I was excited about each Coaching Training weekend, or week, I was determined, driven and passionate. And yet, there was one thing that accompanied me along the way.
Sometimes it stared right into my face, at other times it hid, and I let it have its power over me without me even noticing it: The fear to fail.
My attempt to get rid of that (or any) fear ended up in the following insight:
Fear can either be a rock that’s in the way of where we want to be, or it is a stepping stone to overcome – it is what we make of it. In my eyes it seemed like the Himalaya.
I learned about limiting beliefs, comfort zones, dug deep into the topic of self-worth until I finally understood, that there is no tool that can take the uncomfortable feeling away, that we experience when we’re about to do something we’re afraid of.
Actually, there is nothing we can do to get comfortable in the discomfort, there is only something that we need to stop doing: listening to the mind, believing our thoughts.
So meditation became a bigger part of my life and that, too, transformed and improved it and brought me more clarity about who I am.
Just recently I had another conversation with Lisa where we talked about exactly those fears and we went to the root of them, which are beliefs like “I am not good enough” blablabla… Yes, we know. We’ve been there, looked at them, worked on them… tried to change, or to let go of them… but what did it change so far?
What actually did bring the change, was the thought:
I may not be good enough – so what?
Does that mean I cannot do it? No.
I might look like – or even be a fool, or a failure… And then what?
Nothing. Life goes on.
I remembered the quote: “Don’t take life too seriously, it’s not like you’re going to get out alive.”
Coaching is my path, and today, on November 11th, at 11:11am I have decided that I will no longer use coaching tools to improve Shiatsu treatments, meditations or my yoga classes… but I will improve Coachings by offering Shiatsu, meditations, and Yoga, as well!
So this is me, accepting the challenge, excited to offer Personal Coaching and life coaching to improve your life and your relationships (with yourself and others), and to increase health, happiness and self-love.
For a limited time I will offer my Coaching services by donation.
There is no Himalaya in front it me.
It becomes a Himalaya if my mind tells me it is one, and if I believe it, without questioning it.