When Fear Gets in the Way

Many of you have watched my work evolve over the past 18 months. I stopped doing traditional talk therapy. I started coaching people who were tired of talking about their problems and ready to make some changes in their lives. I created an online course for women motivated to improve their health and mental wellness. I continue to follow my passion and the needs of the people around me.

While this personal and professional evolution has felt necessary and exciting, there have been some intense growing pains. It takes a lot of courage to follow our desires. I’ve been scared, confused and totally in doubt about what I was doing.  I haven’t always felt confident that leaving Therapyland was the right thing to do.

And yet, I’m learning and growing so much. I can’t ignore how fun it is to partner with people in a different way.  I know fear and doubt are unavoidable when we’re growing through a growth phase, so I try hard to just notice when these fearful feelings when they come up and not let them derail me from my dreams.

Because when I tap into what I truly desire, what lights me up, what I’d do all day long if I could—it’s being with people right where they are. It’s collaborating with people to help them improve their lives, to accomplish their goals. It’s guiding people to recognize their strengths and to see their potential. It’s holding them accountable to being the best version of themselves, because at the root of it- when we all thrive, we make our world a better place.

It’s my relationships with my clients and remembering why it’s so so important that each of us are alive and thriving that make the late night worries and moments of doubt all worth it.

So…. I’m curious:

  • What are you excited about these days?

  • Where do you feel called to grow?

  • What do you want to do more of in your life?

  • What’s holding you back from sharing your gifts with the world?