Yesterday I had the pleasure, the blessing, the opportunity to meet with my newest client for the first time.
He is a good guy. A really good guy.
He is just like many of us.
He was just like my old self.
My client lacks some basic self-confidence, and this lack of confidence in himself trickles into every area of his life.
These issues have caused some pain in his personal and professional lives, as well as having taken a toll on his health.
So we began some basic work of rebuilding. Together, we built some basic awareness and tools around his daily habits to reclaim his self-care and personal power.
At work, some folks run over him because he has allowed them to treat him like he feels, less valuable than others.
We began by putting basic building blocks in place to rediscover his true worthiness and incredible presence on earth.
He is a good guy. A really good guy.
He will soon begin to feel the superstar he truly is. It is just a matter of time and some work.
There is nothing in the world that satisfies me more than helping others see past their own blind-spots.
I see small successes in my clients on a daily basis, and I am reminded of how much I value my new life, a work life that is my personal life, and a personal life that is my work.
I live my life to help others avoid traps to which I have fallen victim in the past. There was no one to help me avoid them, so I found the traps.
Only after I became trapped did I seek support. And I found it in a coach.
My coach saved my life.
I like to feel that I save lives too, or at a minimum, I assist others in avoiding finding rock bottom.
I found my rock bottom. It hurt.
On a daily basis I am reminded of a story I once heard:
A man was trapped in a fairly deep hole. People kept walking by him as he screamed for help. People saw him in the hole and continued about their day. they had their own problems to worry about.
After many screams, a pastor stopped and spoke to the man. The man told the pastor that he was trapped. The pastor offered a prayer and went about his day.
After a few more screams, a psychiatrist stopped and asked what was wrong. The man told the doctor that he was trapped and feeling a bit helpless. The doctor threw a bottle of pills in the hole and went about his day.
After a few more screams, a therapist stopped and inquired about the situation. The man offered that he was trapped, and was afraid that he’d be trapped forever. The therapist listened intently, offered some encouragement, and went about his day.
Later that day, after many people had walked by and the man was losing his voice, a Life Coach heard the screams and went to understand what was happening. The man explained that he had been in the hole all day and was worried that he’d never get help to get out of the hole.
The Life Coach jumped in the hole with the man. The man was very confused and expressed surprise that the coach had jumped in the hole and that now they were both stuck. The man’s hopelessness increased.
With confidence, the Life Coach expressed “I jumped in because I’ve been in this exact hole and was once trapped. I jumped in because I can show you how to get out.”
And they both made their way out of the hole.
My story is one of pain and suffering of low self-worth, low self-value, low self-esteem, zero happiness inside, and a lifetime of trying to find happiness on the outside that was never available because there was never happiness on the inside. There was alcoholism, termination from executive positions, potential divorce, addiction, verbal abuse…
I found my way out of the hole with the help of a coach. Now I show others the way out.
I love my new life, and I help others love theirs as well.
And I am rewarded regularly with a new client conversation, starting with both of us in a hole. And my journey is the most rewarding experience I have ever experienced.
I can show you the way out of the hole.
I know the way.
Are you ready?