As I started looking for something to be different, I started noticing people who had the success I wanted to have. I always wanted to be healthy and have functional relationships—I didn’t know the code to relationships because I’d never been taught how to do them.
And I wanted to have a great career. I saw a lot of people around me who didn’t enjoy their jobs. They worked so they could have time off—that means there’s 48 weeks of the year you don’t enjoy.
I thought, ‘That’s a broken model, I don’t want to sign up to that, I have to find something different.’
In the beginning I didn’t know what that something different was. I tried reading books, and one changed my life: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. It’s about being present and in the moment.
When I read that I started realising the thoughts I have are not me. I’m a person who is noticing them, and that was amazingly empowering to me. That was my first realisation I had choice in the way that I live my life.
Before that I didn’t know I had choice. I thought whatever happens happens.
As a result of that I started seeking more, and eventually found The Coaching Institute. I found this organisation that could teach me about me, that could teach me about my relationships, that could teach more about how to empower other people which I’ve always liked doing.
I found this place that could teach me to do what I’m doing right now—develop the skill of public speaking which by the way is not something I grew up with. It’s a skill that anyone can learn and it completely transformed my life.
As a result of coming to TCI I have learned how to grow up, how to be a good human being, how to have great relationships, how to have functionality within my life, how to create a good relationship with my health, with spirituality, with other people, and have true tangible skills to help other people find their own version of that.
And it’s something I’ll be grateful for forever. For my entire life I’ll be grateful to The Coaching Institute.
I hope that inspires you to go on your own journey to explore if coaching is something for you, if you can add value to your own life. If you think it could be, I'd love to save you a spot here for the 'Your Coaching Success' summit on December 5 and 6.
It will help you succeed as a coach. And we can talk your amazing new life!