Will the Real You Please Stand Up?

Still in your seat, confused about who you are now? Has your self-portrait changed? Good for you if you can articulate a clear answer. For most of us, we have not added updates to our perception of that bright-eyed person we were 20-30 years ago. Some of us are still trying to live up to or live down labels family and co-workers planted upon us when we were 16, 26, or 36 years old.

Even if we don’t realize it, many of us have changed our perspectives, goals, values, or desires in the past twenty or thirty years, I know I have. Just like software applications, we need to update ourselves. In the process of living, we are still developing, even though we may be grown. No matter which season of life you are in, you’ve still got a lot of living to do. Forget about the number of years, what do you want to be in this chapter of your life?” You should design it to suit you.

Take the time to ask and answer really simple, but hard questions:

What's my purpose in this life? How do I want to be known now?
What makes me special? What do I want to do now - goals, dreams, passions?
What are my gifts and talents? What do I want to change in my personal life?
What gets me excited now? What's on my bucket list?

Self-discovery is enlightening and starts with getting to know yourself. It may be time to hit the refresh button on you.

It has been my privilege to help many clients gain clarity on their personal and career issues. I’ve always had an interest in learning about what makes people tick, and especially what makes me tick. Through it all I’ve discovered I’m pretty awesome, so are you.

The concepts of happiness, self-fulfillment, and contentment are different for each of us. I know I’m happy when I’m doing something creative whether it's making homemade rolls, writing a resume, investigating options for a project, or planning for a coaching client meeting. I love seeing all the parts come together in a new form or fulfill an objective. So, what makes you blissfully happy?

I found some terrific resources that could support our conversations. I would love to hear from you if you want to share your experiences or opinions. I am a success coach helping evolving women define and design their personal goals and lifestyles while celebrating their abilities and resilience. Making a change requires planning, coupled with research, to find appropriate options.

Sometimes an objective "listening ear" will help you clarify goals and shorten your search. My coaching sessions could help you do exactly that to have a clear roadmap to your intentions. Perhaps we should have a conversation? I would be happy to chat about your personal goals for you and accompany you on your journey as your coach. You can contact me here.