What Does Cooking Have to do with Life Coaching?
Updated: Apr 7
I pressed send and was so proud of myself. The next morning I woke up thinking “what does learning how to cook and mistakes have to do with life coaching?”
My email said nothing about what life coaching is.
I didn’t introduce myself.
My mind was telling me all of the ways the email was wrong, a mistake.
Welcome to my brain and why I became a life coach.
You see, I’ve always been a thinker, an observer, a person who takes in loads of information. People have also said I’m conservative, not much of a risk taker. I do new things when I deem myself “ready”. Being ready translates into “I’m pretty certain I won’t humiliate or embarrass myself”.
That line of thinking has changed and will continue to be challenged as a life coach and entrepreneur. I’m taking the fast track to a million things I’ve never done before. I’ve come to accept this path is going to feel uncomfortable, a lot. Probably daily. Or hourly. Or every time I hit send or post.
The funny thing about feeling uncomfortable all of the time, is that you can experience it unconsciously for one set of reasons or on purpose in order to create the life you want.
For the longest time, I had been using a survival mode operating system. I functioned, but it was chaotic and life felt so damn hard all of the time.
Life coaching changed all of that.
I finally have a set of tools that allow me to thrive. To manage my mind. To show up as the person I want to be.
I owe a bunch of gratitude to Girls on the Run for helping me see that adults need life skills too. The years I spent with the organization were pivotal in doing the work on myself.
People have asked me if I have it all figured out now that I’m a life coach.
Not even close.
The learning never stops because life never stops.
Am I thriving every minute of every day? Nope. I still experience my negative nelly brain. The difference is that I’m aware and have the tools to manage it.
In the coming weeks, I will be sharing details about our mind management tools. I’ve come to love the simplicity of them. But simple doesn’t equal easy.
Life coaching is hard work, but it’s 100% worth the effort.
That I can promise.