November 24, 2014

A look back

A little over 3 years ago, shortly before my 40th birthday and not long after quitting a job I really didn't like, this is what I was saying about my life:

"I've had a month off of work to do quite a bit of thinking about what to do with my life. I've been having a hard time coming up with a clear idea of what that is. I think that has something to do with the fact that I very rarely ask myself what I really want. I've spent most of my life trying to do what other people have wanted or needed me to do, or doing what I thought I had to do.

I want to live on a boat. I really want to live on a boat in California or maybe Hawaii - it's gotta be somewhere hot all year round. But what do I want to do?


As a result of repeatedly asking myself this question, some interesting things have arrived in my life to help me find the answers. And here it is: I want to figure out how best to serve with love.

I want to help people by doing what I'm good at - which is helping people see the forces at work in their lives and how to change them or just change how they think about them and be happier. I want to help people get happy! Now who wants some help?"

Right after that, I started living on a boat in the summers! And going to LA during the winter. This year I'm going to spend some time in Costa Rica! And what do I do with my life? That last paragraph is exactly what I do.

I committed to the idea that had been with me for over 2 years and sounded loopy (life coaching - who does that?) that got me to where I am now. That and actually doing the work myself that I share with my clients.

So you know what? This coaching thing actually works! It got me what I wanted in my life. Let me show you how!

my view from the boat