I remember one day; I left the school room to go to the tuck shop and upon my arrival found half my friends – from a different peer group – had picked up my book and read it. I was livid and saw red immediately. I grabbed my book recklessly from my friend’s hands and told her never to read my work again. It upset me for the whole day.
It is about setting and achieving goals in many areas of life including business, health and wellbeing, career, relationships and work-life balance. It can be as broad as wanting to find what will make you happier or as specific as wanting to start a new job. A life coach uses insightful questioning to help their clients identify the goals they want to achieve, recognise their current circumstances, consider all the options open to them and choose which actions they will take within a defined timeframe. Life coaching centres around the belief that everyone can achieve their goals through acknowledging and using their own resources, rather than being told what to do.
So, I asked myself as nicely as I could, “What the hell was wrong with me?” I met some practitioners of energy healing and card reading, who I’m very sure had the nicest intentions of helping me, but it wasn’t enough to get to the level of where I wanted to be. I knew the issue was with me and not with them. Although I was very grateful for the very important hints that they gave me, I needed to get to the point where I had to realise that a radical change in my habits should take place. So I did. But I have to say, it also wasn’t easy. I still found myself in a period of vacillation. Oh boy this is hard!