“I’m so ashamed of even thinking this. Am I weird?” My coaching client looks at me, desperate for reassurance. “Yes,” I tell her. “But the good news is, so is everyone else. So the question is: how do you want to relate to your weirdness?”
I often have a hard time relating to my own weird thought patterns. I hate it when I’m needlessly jealous, impatient or competitive. And truth be told, my husband isn’t especially fond of my jealousy, impatience or competition either, especially when it’s focused on him.
So early on in our relationship, we intuitively developed a method to talk about our respective weird tendencies as if they were characters that are living inside our head and sabotage us. Let me introduce you to my most persistent character to explain what I mean. …
One of my favorite things about being a coach is seeing my clients envision and achieve a more fulfilling life. It always inspires me to stay mindful of what I want my life to look like.
That doesn’t mean I create a bucket list. It’s more about making sure I do things that are aligned with what’s important to me, and that I don’t let fear get in the way of living a fulfilling life. Here are three simple, insightful and fun visioning exercises that have been helpful for my coaching clients — and for myself.
I often ask my clients “if I would meet you a year from now and a miracle has happened, what would be different about your life?” …
I know, it has been awfully quiet on my Medium account. But I’ve been productive! Just not under my own name. These are the stories I’ve written for stories behind the fog: