My mind has been racing in the quiet of the night
(originally posted 8/26/16)
It's 5 am and I can't sleep. I've been up since 3 am, my mind racing in the quiet of the night. I am not entirely sure why it feels the need to come up with great ideas at crazy hours, but it seems that's the way it likes to work. I've learned to embrace it and take naps in the afternoon.
Five days ago I finished the Evercoach Summit and three days before that, the Extraordinary Summit. I've been hypnotized by Marisa Peer 3 times now. On Monday I came back to my life, and it was strange, surreal. It was no longer mine; it was the life of the woman I was before. I've been noticing thoughts I've been having, and I recognize, those aren't my thoughts anymore. They are the thoughts of the way I used to think. What a strange feeling this thing called transformation is.
And what was it exactly that transformed me? It's hard to say really, if pressed, I would have to say it was the entire experience that left me changed. Thank you Vishen Lakhaini and Mindvalley and all who attended!
I went in with the desire to learn how to change from being a consultant to being a coach. I went in thinking I was on the bottom rung of a new ladder. I came out with a MUCH different result. I was sitting there thinking, I KNOW this stuff already. When I scored myself on Rich Litvin's extraordinary coach worksheet, I came out WAY ahead of student coach, where I was expecting to be. Instead, I found myself on the high side of being a proficient coach with my sights now squarely focused on Master Coach. I have to credit Ajit Nawakhala for helping me solidify my thoughts and helping me understand that I don't have to be a consultant OR a coach but that I could be a consultant AND a coach. It was like a weight lifted from my shoulders.
What I don't want you to know is how much of a struggle it has been for me up until now in making the transition. I didn't really have a clear message. I was hiding behind my technology and my past accomplishments because it was where I was comfortable. I was communicating my message from a lower level because I didn't have the confidence in making the transition but my heart was calling me forward to coaching. It has been for the last year or so. It was all very confusing to my long time clients I am sure. Thankfully my biggest client embraced it and went all in, signing up for a year on the spot. At that time I didn't even have a yearly package. To be honest, I still don't, I only have 3 month packages, because it's a big commitment to decide to hangout with someone for a whole year. Having been a long time client I had no hesitation in working with him and his team long term.
After 33 years in tech, I fundamentally understand that all the awesome technology in the world won't change a thing if you don't address other things first. Today, I like to look at a company much more holistically. I like to help entrepreneurs build a business that serves them and the world not a life that serves their business. I find it easiest to work with coaches and consultants because they are me, just a little newer on their path. Oddly enough though my biggest client isn't one, he's a guy with a BIG life, a documentary filmmaker, an organic farmer and multiple other endeavors. My other last big client ran a spiritual community and a dog breeding company. I love working with people who have a lot going on!
I work in the areas of strategy, systems, products, messaging, team and traffic. I am a catalyst for change. When people work with me they get results, not because of something I have done but because of something THEY or their teams have done.
It's a quantum step. There is where you were and where you are now and when it clicks it feels like there was literally nothing in the middle, but all along you and your team were doing the work and focusing on the bigger picture. It just took reality a little time to catch up to your vision. Let's start working on your vision, let's give it some of that quantum energy so that we can propel it into reality.