Ask your little kid self!
If you could dial up your eight-year-old self, what would she tell you is missing in your life right now? Who was that little kid and just where did she go? Carl Jung once said: “What did you do as a child that made the hours pass like minutes? Therein lies the key to your earthly pursuits.”
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Many of my life and career coaching clients say things like: “I just don’t know who I really am.” or “It’s been so long since I have done anything just for me…I don’t even know what a I enjoy.”
I can promise you that unless you had a very traumatic childhood, which I know some of us did, your eight-year-old would never wonder who she really is or forget what she enjoys. I know that adult life is complicated and I am not underestimated the burdens that you carry. But, I am asking you to spend more time being playful, being open and being curious. Just like that little kid self. Cause, I promise you that will lead you to more clarity and insights than “working hard” does!
I really do understand what it feels like to lose your way. Because I have lived through the dark moments of self-doubt and hit the walls of seemingly impossible obstacles, I am even more passionate about seeing my clients thrive. There is nothing more inspiring to me than helping others deeply connect to their own meaningful purpose. I believe that everyone has an inner wisdom that can guide them to be their most true, creative and fulfilled self. In our coaching sessions, we explore that together. In the past 15 years, my life has changed so much. I have a life partner who is a writer/photographer/journalist and together we had a second son, now ten years old. I have a close relationship with my grown son; we love to hit the ski mountain together and we have long talks about most everything. If you are looking for an collaborator who can understand your hardships and hold a vision with you of your possibilities, I would love to be your Life and Career Coach!
Brief..direct…but really beautiful insights…you must be able to know what it was like to be an 8 year old open, curious, and playful and this will lead to more clarity than hard work does-this is tops!!!