My entrepreneurial spirit is alive. I've had a lot of thoughts about selling my salsa over the years. YEARS I tell ya!! I worked out a deal with my friend who has graciously agreed to help me create a label. She is awesome to even want to help me out but now I just need to sit with her to talk about designs. The challenge is finding the time to fit it in...blah.
Another thing that is happening is developing my side hustle, i.e. business coaching. I have been working on getting certified through the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and completed the third course out of five over the weekend that focused on perspective. The training is set up to be collaborative with your client in order to truly transform their lives. Never in a million years would I have said that last statement out loud until this past weekend.
To be honest, every weekend someone cries. You talk about things that are super personal even if you find a topic that seems shallow, you discover things that are deeper that is contributing to the problem at hand. My time finally came this weekend when I discussed a topic really close to my heart. My coach helped me discover that I have the power to come through this dark chapter in my life. It literally was a ten minute conversation that left me with tears. I am not ready to talk about it here but maybe one day.
At the end of day two, I was hooked on the power of perspectives. I thought I was a guru at being able to look at topics from different lenses but I was wrong. I learned that what you see is how you experience it. And folks, it is so true. I talked about a challenging colleague to not being able to get up to work out in the morning. I honestly didn't think I could make a difference around that colleague but when I saw them this morning, I didn't get my normal sense of uneasiness or anger at how they react during meetings. In fact, I accepted them for who they are. Now listen, I am making this quite simple in this post but honestly, my perspective has truly changed.
I know for a fact, I am finally on the right track in my career. Although what I discussed may seem trivial to some, it was impactful in so many ways. I started to think about a wide range of things in my life that I want to change. I think need to hire my own coach to help me navigate the next step of starting my own practice. More on that later.
I said that some good and bad things have happened over the past few months but I want to leave on a high note for this post. Personally, I don't want to feel that "bad" things have happened but more of challenges that helped pivot my perspective :)
See what I did there?
Until next time,