At the beginning of the year, I got a new manager at work. To get to know me better, he sent this little survey thing with candy bars on it. I made it a point just to answer quickly and off the top of my head. One of the questions was “What is your dream job?” To which I responded half yelling – “I dunno, Scott! I just want to be around people and have meaningful conversations!”
I just kept thinking about this over and over. And over. Currently, I was spending 8+ hours a day in an office by myself. And meaningful conversations? I mean – really – you can pull meaning out of any conversation. The conversations I had with my customers that were completely unrelated to apparel were my favorite! So how can I find something that allows me to have more of those conversations?
I just keep pondering these two things. How can I be around people and have meaningful conversations? This is what I want in LIFE! Or at least I think so. So simple, right? But how the heck do I go about it?
Last year, I wrote this on my vision board: Clarity comes from engagement, not thought! Thanks, Marie Forleo. I need to stop just THINKING about it and get some DOING done!
I’ve always loved Gayle’s determination and positivity. I’m just naturally drawn to her. She inspires me even when she doesn’t know it. She encourages me when I get feelings of self-doubt. She pushes me to stay on my personal development journey even when “life happens.” What if I could be this person for somebody else?? Oh, how I would love that!!!
My reading this morning was from Ephesians 2:10.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Followed by this question: When have you felt like you were doing what you came to do?
What do you suppose my answers were?
- *When I get to be around people, sharing my energy, connecting with them, being inspired by them and visa versa.
- *When I share my stories and get a “Me too!!” or “That’s exactly how I’m feeling!!”.
- *Oddly, when I’m cleaning or organizing things – we’ll get to that later! 🙂
- *I just love helping people by using the gifts God gave me so I might inspire others to know that change is possible!! All the while reminding myself the same thing!! Because Lord knows we all have to be reminded!! Again… and again.
So that is why I started my Coaching Adventure!! It was HARD to get the courage to finally make it known that my Facebook feed was about to start getting a lot more action. But then I remembered how consistent I’d seen Gayle posting and that I was never annoyed by it. I was inspired!! She’d been doing it for months before it was my time to reach out and I’m so glad I did!
In the first few weeks of making my new adventure known, I had so much fun connecting with people!! People I wouldn’t have normally talked to. Reconnecting with my college roommates, high school classmates and even people I’d never even actually met in person! Learning about where they were in their health journey… in their life journey! What they were doing to stay healthy and be better humans all around! I genuinely LOVE these conversations because we can ALL learn from each other!!!
I called Gayle and said, “THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!!!!”
My hope is that whoever you are, wherever you are, you are making yourself better!!
Everyone has different ways of doing this and if you’re anything like me, the “Let’s do this!” attitude sometimes comes and goes like waves. If you’re looking for a different avenue to stay motivated, to workout, to eat healthy, reach out to me. If you’re looking for a good book to read or how you can even find the time for that, reach out to me! If you’re looking for a different avenue to use the gifts that God gave you and are interested in the coaching opportunity, reach out to me. If you have no reason at all, but just want to say “HI!”, reach out to me!! I will be so jacked to hear from you!