I'm still a couple of months away from vital corps' 7th birthday, but I had a huge epiphany today that I wanted to share. Maybe it can help someone else to hear it.
I was reviewing a health history/prepping for a session with a new client with multiple chronic conditions - serious, painful and scary conditions for this woman. I found myself getting really, really excited for two reasons:
- This wonderful woman got fed-up of her status quo and courageously reached out to me for help out of all the practitioners + healers in the world.
- In the very early days of my health coaching practice, I'd feel my stomach knot-up when faced with a new client with diseases or conditions that were new to me. I'd feel this palpable sense of doubting: Am I enough? Do I know enough to help this person? Today, I just felt excitement - dare I say joy - at being able to put on my unconventionally resourceful thinking cap and begin teaching someone ways they can own + influence their own health + happiness starting today.
In a world seemingly engineered for people to complain more than celebrate, I'm just going to go ahead and declare :
I deeply love what I do. I'm grateful I get to do what I do. What I do is ultimately bring order to chaos and catalyze transformative change. Unlike bankruptcy/turnaround work or some startups where I called on many of the same skills I use today, this work is magical and soul-smooching. I'm grateful I stuck with it when it was hard, scary and naysayers outnumbered yaysayers.
Even though I don't get to publicly share all the miraculous things I witness my resilient clients do, it reaffirms my belief that miracles do exist. They bloom on the regular. I hope you see one today, too.