"Who Am I?" and "What Do I Want Out Of Life?"

Those are legitimate - and common - questions. So, if you're asking them (or one's similar to them), you're in good company.

It means you're a housewife. Or househusband. You're a bookseller. Musician. Marketer. Bricklayer. Writer. Actor. Sheet-metal fabricator. Artist. Teacher. Sever of food. Pastor. Truck driver. Attorney.

You work at home. Or for a multi-national corporation. Or for a retail establishment. Or somewhere in between.

You're white collar. Blue collar. Top-of-the-heap...or unemployed and looking. Accomplished...or still trying.

It doesn't matter what you do. What matters is what you want to do: change.

But you can't for some reason.

It may be because you've been carrying around sacks of stuff, metaphorical sacks that you (or others) have filled with disappointment, guilt, sadness, broken promises, failed expectations, loss, an unhealthy self image, even anger. You would love to drop the sacks because even though they aren't real, they're really heavy. And they've been weighing you down your entire life. But you're afraid to let go because all you've ever known is the weight of those sacks.

Maybe you're unhappy at work. Or at home. You can't put your finger on what's wrong. You just feel uneasy about something.

Maybe you're stressed out, and all you need is a technique to relax.

Maybe you've found yourself wondering, "Is this all there is?" or "How can I live with more passion and purpose?" or even "Who am I?"

Ultimately, to me it matters less what you do or even what you want to do than what you are. If you have redoubtable ethics, passion, a robust sense of humor, unwavering integrity, a healthy spiritual practice, and a contagious joie de vivre I'd like to meet you. I think you have what it takes - already within you! - to make the changes you seek.

There’s a quote attributed to Chinese philosopher Lao-tzu that tells us, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

When you're ready to take the step that begins your journey, contact me. Or read what others say. Or take another look at what coaching can do for you.

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