Advice: “Keep getting more clear and more concise with the way your plan flows.”
Sounds easy right?
What if I told you I can give you ass pats and high fives AND hold you to a high standard of accountability?
Did you know that both of these things are possible to give and/or receive within the same conversation?
It seems that people are so quick to assume that a bunch of 1:1 coaching clients is the main source of burnout among Coaches. That it’s not sustainable to have so many coaching clients. That you should be focusing more on teaching programs so you can have less time spent and receive more money… you know, because “that’s the answer”
Insert this face here:
I don’t know about you but lately I’ve been feeling almost like my “things” are all caving in on me.
I don’t really think that I’ve actually acquired that much new stuff since the last time I went through and purged to create more space but somehow, it does feel that way.
The word sovereign is being tossed around a lot right now. Have you noticed that?
It’s being used a little too lightly for my liking if I’m being honest.
Sovereignty is a big thing.
It’s a serious thing.
It’s a discovery and a journey and a decision to keep choosing yourself decision after decision in order to remain operating this way.
Recently a client brought up a thing that I had said a couple of years ago when I was making a large life choice that made everyone in my world VERY uncomfortable…. “I don’t owe anyone an explanation other than-‘Because I want to’“.
It took me back into the space I was in when I learned that lesson for the first time.
When did it become so normal to apologize for our success? Frankly, we apologize for entirely too much. So much so that the value of the words “I’m sorry” doesn’t really hold much merit in a lot of situations.
When did “I’m not available at that time, I’m sorry” become the way we all auto respond to things that don’t fit specifically into someone else’s request?
Whelp- It’s all very ass backwards if you ask me and it’s time it starts to shift.
About 4 years ago I realized that this was not the way. Busy as a badge of honor is one of the most ass-backwards things you could do.
Here’s the deal. I’m an over-worker by nature. I have to actively keep myself balanced or I will work unnecessarily long hours and everything else in my life will suffer.
I lived on that cycle for most of my life, I get it. You probably don’t know how else to be. Or you hear me talk about living life on your terms, having time for everything you actually need and WANT to do, and replacing the chaos with calm and think.. “Ya, cool story bro. That’s not possible in my life Jamie.”
I get it, you think I couldn’t possibly help you, with everything that’s on your plate, everything you want to accomplish, everything you’re striving for but in some areas keep missing. All of the busy and chaos and hustle grind in your life is super necessary and there is no other way. Ya, so do most of my clients until they finally quit fighting their own lives and choose to take a step in the other direction.
That’s my purpose.
Last week I found myself sitting in a quiet room housed within a building that was created in 1875 alongside the river in a small town that feels like it had to be here when America first started.
I knew I had a deadline that I was already past to deliver the latest podcast episode and then it dawned on me that I did not bring my ‘podcast notebook’ with me.
Shit. Now what?