How I Became a Life Coach...
Being a teacher is my passion and in my DNA. I have danced professionally, been a Professor, business owner, entrepreneur and mentor my entire adult life.….SO…HOW DID I BECOME A LIFE COACH?
GOOD CHOICE: My mom told me she knew I was going to be a dancer by the time I was three. Followed my heart and passion, had a wonderful and prolific career and twirled my way into adulthood with abandon and glee. Just what I was meant to do and be.
NOT SO GOOD CHOICE: Left New York to move to Miami during college and got married. Have you ever spent a summer in Miami? I think the heat is what made me lose sight of my dreams. Didn’t stay in Miami and didn’t stay married!
GOOD CHOICE: Moved to Los Angeles and got my Masters degree in Dance from UCLA. I think no longer being in the oppressive heat gave me the new-found strength to chair the dance program at USC which was a blast!
NOT SO GOOD CHOICE: Getting married to a great and brilliant guy who wasn’t a good fit for me. Didn’t trust my intuition to call off the wedding. You would have thought my throwing up when I looked at my wedding dress the night before would have given me a clue that I would follow.
GOOD CHOICE: Going back to school, which I said I never would because I was and am too old for homework! Becoming a Pilates and Gyrotonic teacher and opening up my own studio having no clue how to run a business.
NOT SO GOOD CHOICE: Painting my kitchen white instead of cherry red. Do you know how many shades of white there are? Choosing one gave me a headache for a week.
GOOD CHOICE: Performed in a really hip dance company while continuing to teach at local community colleges. All of this felt “right” and joyous in my body and mind.
NOT SO GOOD CHOICE: Buying a “mom” car when I wanted a sports car.
GOOD CHOICE: Invented three Fitness products and took a leap of faith by starting my own fitness business. This time I was much better prepared as I had purchased three books on Starting A Business For Dummies. I promised myself I would read at least one.
BEST CHOICE: I listened to my wonderful sister who, after she became a Martha Beck Life Coach, recommended I do the same. Becoming a Life Coach truly changed the course of my life.
I now make choices that are true to what I really want
I now trust my body to guide me (and the body is always smarter than the mind)
I no longer make decisions because I think it is the “right" thing to do or am afraid of hurting someone’s feelings
I learned (or re-learned) how to tune in to my body. More answers emerged as to what I really wanted in my life than with any other resources. Simplistic yet brilliant.