Stay Connected to What Matters Most
Recently, I was speaking to a client who I worked with 5 years ago, she was returning to get coaching on her next career-life transition. We started the session with her updating me on the past 5 years. She was articulate and had clear wisdom that some of her fears and anxiety were based in the past.
After unraveling her fears, I turned the focus to her vision. What did she want for her next chapter of work? What was working and what was not that could inform her vision? What was missing that she needed?
She quickly clarified what she wanted for herself and work, and she recognized that the fear was keeping her in a loop. A loop of fear that made it almost impossible to feel empowered and inspired.
Slowing down and focusing on what you want, what matters, and what is missing is the gold to stepping out of the quicksand of fear and into vision and empowerment.
When you stay connected to what matters most, you can ground yourself and inspire your motivation and next steps.
A great place to start is by checking in with the body. Getting out of your head, you take deep breaths, put your hand on your heart, and just breathe. Notice your breathing and notice your body. Once you feel yourself calming, you can start turning your attention to the bigger picture.
This is what I love about coaching: the space of coaching can help you ask more expansive questions about your life and stay connected to what matters most. You can sink more into satisfaction and fulfillment when you are in the middle of your life and purpose rather than the fringes. Purpose is a journey, a relationship not a destination.
Suppose you are feeling anxious or overwhelmed today. Please take a moment or a few moments to breathe, and then ask what I most need. What is missing? Just take one baby step at a time.
Coaching offers the holding to name your needs and desires and empowers you to take action.