our life has a storyline—one you can influence and direct. Do you wonder how to change it? It starts with asking yourself a very important question:
What would make me truly, deeply satisfied?
Do you know the answer?
What would you have answered 10 or 15 years ago?
What would be different today if you had acted on that insight, focusing on what brought you deep satisfaction?
If the answer is frustrating, you are not alone! Most people are too busy to think about what they want. They don’t make space for inspiration, or allow time for creative juices to bubble up. Fear, obstacles, and detours sneak in to divert attention and resources away from where they really want to go.
Fortunately, it’s not too late to change the storyline of your life. It is possible!
The first step is to recognize what would make you truly happy.
Take a few minutes to read about some of my clients’ goals.
Do any of them look familiar?
“I am tired of this self-doubt! I know I am smart and educated, but I still trust others’ opinions before my own. I don’t trust myself to make good decisions or make the best of my life.”
Achieving My Goals
“I have wanted to start a new business for a long time, but find myself getting nowhere.”
“I would like to pass my medical exams, but I struggle without knowing why!”
“I would like to be comfortable and feel good about my body, but I struggle during quiet moments. I am still working on this!”
“I am doing many things to help myself, but something is missing and I don’t know what that is.”
“I know I am capable, but I have no clue how to get what I want.”
“Something needs to change, but I have no idea where I want to go.”
“I find myself going in circles, waiting for some focused inspiration to take over.”
Feeling in control
“I feel driven by circumstances in my life. I hate to admit it, but I am suffering, and it makes me feel like a failure. It seems that I live from one crisis to another. Could it be different?”
“I just want peace at the end of the day. There is conflict at home and at work. I feel nothing is ever quite right.”
“Everything seems to happen all at once, and I never know if I can keep up.”
Leadership in Business
“I know I am the inspiration for my company, but I am also the cause of many of our difficulties. I don’t want to be that owner who employees blame for their problems. How do I change this?”
“I find myself reacting to everything and everyone instead of driving things myself.”
“I have great ideas—too many of them, in fact! There are enough hours in the day to get it all done.”
Getting Into Action
“When I have an important but uninteresting task to complete, I struggle to get started. I put things off for far too long. It gets me into big trouble!”
“I deliberate endlessly, then get really frustrated! I get stuck thinking the only solution is finding the perfect solution.”
“I know what I need to do; I just don’t do it!”
Filling the Longing
“I feel a longing for something different, better. I’ve done so many things to improve my life and my health, but I still feel something is missing. I’m not happy.”
“I feel like I’m all over the place. My desk at work is a mess and I can’t get on top of it. It’s a metaphor for the rest of my life.”
“I finally know what kind of relationship I want, but I don’t know how to make it happen at this point in my life.”
“I think it would be a good idea to change my career, but I feel a little confused about how to leverage my strengths and make a successful choice.”
Did you find yourself nodding or saying “hmmm, I can relate”? If you’re ready to free yourself from whatever holds you back, come have a conversation with me.
I want to hear what stops you from living the life you want. What would it be like for you if that story were to change?
Our conversation would be my gift to you. There would be no cost or obligation.
Having doubts about saying “yes”? Great! As in any good story, tension needs to build before a new, exciting chapter can begin. This moment is an opportunity to start your new chapter.