When we take responsibility for our lives we have all of the power. We have the power to make the changes we want to see. We have the power to choose the people in our lives. We have the power to choose to be happy.
We have the power when we take responsibility.
How does this work?
I work with people who want to change their career or their life but just don’t know what’s next. When we say we don’t know something it is easy to stay stuck in “I don’t know” mode
I have been there. I had a successful career. I enjoyed it and had fun but the lifestyle was not what I wanted. I wanted to make a change but I had no idea what else to do.
My first attempt to exit film production came when I jumped on someone else’s dream.
There are many paths to figuring it out. Each path gives you different insight.
- It was a beginning.
- I tried a different profession.
- I got me insight about myself about what I wanted, and what I didn’t want.
- I analyzed what I liked and didn’t like about it.
I analyzed each time I tried new things. Each time I found out more about who I am, how I like to work and how I wanted to live.
As a kid, I had a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do when I grew up. No one had helped me take the time to look at who I was or what I wanted in life. I never thought about who I wanted to be, what I wanted to do, or even how I wanted to live.
I was on the path to college and I had no idea about my life or my dreams.
I think a lot of us did that with college. It was expected that I would go. I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I just knew I didn’t want to go to the same school as my older sister. I needed space. Great way to pick a future.
I can look back and be upset with my parents and their lack of support. I was the second kid and got lost a bit in the divorce drama. I took care of my younger siblings so there were a lot of daily responsibilities. I could think “if only I had parents that had time to foster my discovery, where would I be now?”
I think our background shapes us. I learned early on how to take care of myself and make things work. These are great qualities. I am a hard worker, I can make things happen and I am willing to try new things and take risks. But it didn’t lead to knowing myself. I was doing what society expected.
I just kept moving forward. No stopping to breathe, to think or to get know myself.
Once I have a path, I am gung-ho. Without a direction I get frustrated and stuck in the land of indecision. I think that is where a lot of us are when we are ready for something new. The indecision keeps us stuck.
When I was looking, I read a ton of books, I talked to a bunch of people and I researched jobs online. At times it is was easier to stay in the land of “I don’t know”. What if I picked the wrong thing? I didn’t want to be stuck again. I assumed that if I kept researching and talking to people, something was bound to come up.
One person I spoke to told me to call a coach friend that had helped her in the past. I did. That opened me up to the world of coaching.
Becoming a coach wasn’t a direct path. First I started looking at other things I found interesting. I love art. I thought there might be something that I would find to do in the art world. That took some time to explore.
Throughout my career search, I kept learning more and more about myself. What I liked and what I didn’t like.
While I looked around, I kept returning to coaching. Each discovery I made about myself was improving my life. Life Coaching helps people understand themselves so they can live a great life. This resonated with me. I wanted others to feel good and be happy too. I knew I could help them.
In film production there is a joke that it is hard to get into and even harder to get out. I heard many of my coworkers say they would do something else if they could just figure out what that is.
This is what led me to career coaching. The people I worked with are amazingly talented. They are hard workers, very creative and they have so many skills. I don’t want anyone to be in a situation where they are not living up to their potential or their dreams.
Don’t stay stuck in any part of your life. Especially not in your work. There are so many skills you don’t even realize you have because you take them for granted.
That is where I, as a coach, come in. I help my clients see what they can’t see in themselves. We are hardest on ourselves. I empower my clients to see all the have achieved so far in life and I help them design their future. We look deep to find who they really are and what they really want.
This was what I was missing when I went to school and then started my career. I loved film production for a long time. I just wanted a different life than a film career could provide.
Any career is great if you are happy doing it. For me it came down to lifestyle.
I started with how I wanted my life to look. That is taking responsibility.
Are you ready to take responsibility for your life and career? I am here to help.
Send me a message for a free consult call. We will make a plan and figure out how you want to live the rest of your life.