I've done it, I've actually finally done it. After years of dabbling and studying in the self-help world, I've finally gone out and got my Life Coaching Certification. It almost feels surreal to accomplish something that's been on the "to-do" list for a number of years. It's as if some sort of weight has been lifted off my shoulders, now when someone asks me if I'm certified I can respond with "YES!"
In a world that idolizes celebrity, being skinny and the next big fad I want to stand up and be different. I want to reconnect our broken world and remind people why we are really here, to experience as much joy and happiness as we can in the short time we get. There have been many cases of people succeeding great heights in their lives only to be left still feeling empty inside and it's because of a skewed version of what life is "suppose to be." If you ask anyone walking down the street what they want most in life 9 times out of 10 they will respond with...
Have you ever experienced a moment that captivates you and holds you in such deep thought that you become paralyzed with fear? I've been doing a lot of deep thinking as of late about life and what it means to me. There's so many people living life so drastically differently than yourself in this world you can't help but wonder if you're doing it right. I use to think that having "stuff" and "things" meant that I was living life but I've come to realize that those things have very little to do with anything. The things that bring me the most joy and memories are experiences with other people. I use to want a big house, to be a millionaire and be hugely famous but things have changed, perspectives have shifted. We think we have so much time left, there's always tomorrow right?
Today when I woke up I was met with a very unexpected, but very needed, cry. I'm talking the full on, the whole body shaking, tears streaming down your face Oprah ugly cry. My amazing friend Jessica Schafer had posted a link to a video on her Facebook page and all she had said about it was "wow." Having no idea what I was getting myself into I clicked on the video. Little did I know I had just clicked a button that would change my life.
Have you ever just had that feeling where you know you need to stop but you just keep going? You can hear your body screaming at you but you've decided to ignore that little voice? What usually ends up happening? Do you get sick, run down, angry, agitated, short fused? Our body knows when it's time for us to stop and take a break but we don't always listen, and then we pay the price for it.
Hey you, I just wanted to take a moment to remind you of the power you have right in between your ears. The power that your dreams hold is so much more than we can even fathom but I'll do my best to spell it out for you here.
You have the power to create your world. I know, I know, you've heard it time and time again now and you're "totally over" this whole create your world thing but hear me out. Think about something you've achieved in your life, like a major event or something you were working towards. Did that achievement not start off as just a thought or a dream in your mind?
I'm not talking cell phone loving, wifi surfing, Instagram tweeting, facebook liking kind of connected. The connection that I'm talking about is the personal kind, the one where you actually look someone in the eyes for more than a second and don't turn away with awkwardness.
When's the last time you had an in-depth conversation with someone and were able to keep complete eye contact through most of it? Are you the one who finds it super awkward to look at someone in the eye for more than a few seconds without looking away? Why is that? What is it about just looking someone in the eyes that makes you feel so nervous inside?