Newness

We often spend much of our precious time trying to look like we have it all figured out. Heaven forbid we look like we don’t know exactly what we are doing. We “fake it til we make it” and expend enormous amounts of energy doing everything in our power to look competent, efficient, experienced…

To what end?

Think about a young child. They move through life in a helter skelter orgy of exploration. Never afraid of how they will look doing something for the first time. They babble happily before they talk. They squirm before they crawl, and crawl before they walk. They fall down A LOT. They experience the true freedom of the full experience of learning to do something for the first time. There is no voice in their little minds telling them they look stupid, or warning them that others will think they are lessened somehow by their inexperience.

FREEDOM TO BE NEW

At 40 years old, I find myself new at a lot of things. I am the first time mom of an infant.I have learned to breastfeed, burp, change and care for another human. I am a homeowner. A landlord. A wife. I am a new blogger and relatively new life coach. I have made a tonne of mistakes and course  corrections, and have backtracked more than a few times

I have learned that for me, where the fear and uncertainty live is where I find the most powerful opportunities to grow- to become, one shift at a time, more of the “me” I was meant to be. More my authentic self. I joke with my own coaches that I know I need to do something when I have little idea of how to begin,and the thought of beginning literally scares the living daylights out of me. I haven’t been wrong yet.

It is natural to be fearful when faced with new actions, thoughts or choices. It is not natural to let fear rule you and keep you from doing the things that can bring passion and growth into your life.

Don’t be afraid to not know the answers before you start. Allow yourself to be a novice. Make mistakes in the name of learning.

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Introduction

Hi. I am not sure how you found me, but welcome.

Obviously, this is my first post. I am starting this blog as part of my personal journey into the many facets of Life Coaching. I hope this will serve as a meeting place and a resource for people who may be looking to shift their lives for the better.

Through my posts I aim to have you all get to know me a little better and see how Life Coaching has affected my way of thinking, speaking and acting. If you are touched by my words, I hope you leave a little piece of yourself for me here as well. My journey is about connecting meaningfully with people and being of service; I invite you all to be part of that.

If you would like to discuss beginning a personal coaching relationship with me, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours,

Brandy