When I had my first taste of coaching, I didn't get it. After a few weeks I started to get frustrated with my investment of time and money. Dammit, I had paid for a miracle, and I hadn't got it. OK, I'd given up smoking without thought, and suddenly found my head clear of negative thought and emotions, and yes, I'd been randomly approached by a publisher to write a book of short stories - but where was my yellow beetle??
Undeterred, I decided to invest further, because I had noticed the good stuff that was different, even though it wasn't quite what I was hoping for, perhaps I had to pay more. I continued to have some amazing breakthroughs, but immediately following, I still had a botched eye operation that gave me double vision and found myself in the UK with no where to live and no form of income - what the...??? OK, yes, I had got an all expenses paid short term job in Italy, where I had always wanted to go, and OK, I had that televised intimate lunch with Alan Cumming, but where was my car??
Now aware of my 'failure' I knew I had invested a huge amount of money and wanted to make it work, so I continued with my tasking, my new habits, my positive language and behaviour. I was conscious of my thoughts and retrained my brain to think differently, I noticed opportunities and grabbed them. I talked and wrote about what I had learnt constantly - and one day I noticed that things I said I actually meant, there was no doubt.
I believe 'it' is having the passion, confidence, determination and commitment to go for what you want...and self development and building a business is an ongoing process. Knowing what you want, focusing on it, taking action and having an absolute belief I can. I have no doubt.
I have a picture of success. A yellow beetle is what keeps me motivated, as I work towards it, but it means more than a car to me. It means freedom, travel, connection to friends and family... the list is fairly extensive and I know it will come when I am ready! So although I don't have that car (yet), I definitely have the rest of 'it'....and luckily I love to walk!
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Be brave, be beautiful.