Seriously! Make that your one resolution in 2014 (along with no more cake for breakfast and being nicer to your spouse when you don’t want to).
This post came out of a conversation with a good friend about working with a coach. Now, I’m a big proponent of working with a coach, a mentor, a therapist. I’ve done all of that pretty much for the last thirty years.
And I am a coach, a mentor and a teacher (and I play a therapist on TV but that’s another story! heh), so I’m not saying that support isn’t helpful. All of those individuals helped me see a perspective that I couldn’t at the time. They also helped me step more into my soul potential and my work in this life.
Good stuff, yes?
Where I got hung up (as did my friend) was in believing that these people knew better than I did. After all, weren’t we paying them some good bucks to tell us what to do?
Lemme set you straight on that one, kids.
A coach, a therapist, a mentor – are all your partners. Just like your team of Guides and Teachers in Spirit. They are not gods you put on a pedestal or all-knowing amazing beings who will tell you the exact right steps to six-figure success.
Nope. Just normal people like you and me. Who happen to have expertise in an area you don’t.
When it comes to your business, your life, your own self-worth, start with the premise that you know more than just a little something about yourself. Because you do.
You’ve lived your life and while others can walk it with you, no one knows it and you like you do.
Don’t underestimate the power of that.
Tales of woe and power loss
Once upon a time, in a land far away (or right here, I’m not saying which) there was a girl who, despite being a voracious consumer of information products and reader of same, believed that others could tell her the magical formula for her business.
She chose one mentor, then another, always feeling like something wasn’t right.
But they know better, she thought. And I’m paying good money for it so they must know.
She tucked her feelings back on a shelf.
When she had wandered far away from her heart’s desire, she realized that she was the one who did this. Not this mentor or that coach.
She had chosen to believe them over herself because she was scared to trust herself.
Yet, the result of making that choice moved her further away than ever.
That doesn’t seem right.
So she decided to start back at square one, where she began back when she thought she had no idea what she was doing.
Turns out, that was right all along.
But she had to stray off her path to see it.
Moral of this woeful tale?
Trust your inner knowing above all else
Work WITH your coach, mentor and/or teacher. They may have more information on a certain topic than you do, but the decision on how to run your life, your business, your whatever ultimately rests with you.
Don’t give that beautiful part of you away.
You came in with it and it will serve your highest good if you allow it.