I thought about becoming a Coach for about ten years–but everytime I did, I dismissed it — saying, “How could I ever do that?” “I don’t have enough confidence/skills etc.” “What do I know about starting my own business?” “How could I support myself?” I had a different excuse for every day.
Once I got laid off from my human resources position in Corporate America, I knew it was now or never. I decided to go for it. The idea of all I still needed to learn was overwhelming, but I hired an experienced Coach to help me–it was a great decision.
Looking back, I definitely under-estimated my abilities. As I began taking steps, the next steps became clearer and easier. I learned to look at the road in front of me and not get overwhelmed with what was down the road. And another thing that happened was I became more confident. “Geez, if I got to here, surely I could get to there.”
That first step was certainly a leap of faith, but it felt like the right thing to do! The two questions I now ask myself are: “At the end of my life, will I regret not going for it?” “What’s the worst that can happen?”
I utilize my intuition to tell me what to go for. It hasn’t let me down yet–I never leave home without it!