Do you yearn to make a change in your life?
Do you feel stuck in a job that stresses you out, doesn't light you up anymore, or pays you well but is unsatisfying? Do you dream of starting something new? Is external change coming at you and you have an opportunity to rethink what you really want? Does the prospect of an empty nest open possibilities you want to explore?
I speak with women who ponder questions like these all the time.
And I truly relate — because that’s just where I was a decade ago. The business I’d founded and was proud to have built was no longer exciting me. I knew I was ready for something new, but had no idea what it would be or how to figure it out.
The only way to make change in your life is to be willing to change.
Lots of women want to make a change in their professional or personal life, but the prospect of having to change — changing outlooks, habits, getting out of your comfort zone — can be scary. And when we are afraid, we have a tendency to shrink back and cling hard to the known quantity of the status quo.
Are you clinging, or are you ready to embrace the process of change?
I remember thinking it would be great to magically make the perfect change happen. But I knew, as you do, that there is no fairy dust that will instantly make the situation you are currently tolerating perfect — or a magic pill that will give you the answer to what your next great career move ought to be (or the best move forward in your personal life).
That's why so many women tolerate what they say they want to change. It can feel daunting to step into the process of change, or even know how to get started.
Here is how to get clear, and how to move forward if you’re ready to change your life.
1. Assess your level of desire.
Ask yourself these questions:
How tired am I of what I have been tolerating?
How much do I want to bring change into my life?
Do I want it enough to take a big new step — even if that means calling on myself to be bold?
In my case, I knew I was willing to initiate a change and step into the work of finding a new career direction that would excite me when I woke up every morning. (I had been longing for that missing feeling for too long!)
What about you?
When you answer these questions honestly, you’ll know if you are ready to start on the path of change.
2. If you want to get started, get support.
Embarking on a big change is easiest if you have a guide to help you. This is not a good DIY project! Getting support will not only ease the anxiety this decision may bring up, it will accelerate the pace at which you will move through the process of change.
With the help of a seasoned coach, you will be in safe hands as you get clear about what you want, assess your best opportunities, and move forward.
3. Embrace the process.
This powerful, life-changing work will teach you so much. Anticipate it with excitement!
Even as you will be called on to look deep, and set a course that may have unexpected turns along the way, you'll have help. That help will support you when discomfort arises as you step outside of your comfort zone, rise and grow, and then face new moments that call for courage.
This process is an incredible path to growth.
This is how you make your desires your reality.
This is how you can transform your life!
I have lived this process, and am honored to guide women through it every day. I know that you can proceed with confidence when you invest in yourself and your future, as I did a decade ago.
I now live with the delight of a life that fulfills me in more ways than I ever imagined possible. I’d love to see that happen for you.
Let’s talk about the future you want to create — what’s possible for you.
Drop me a note, or leave a comment below, if you feel ready to consider initiating big and important change in your life.