Living Passionately Me

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"In oneself lies the whole world ....." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

For the last two years, I have been in transition. I left my job in the corporate world and started a small business, went from being a working mom to a stay-at-home mom, and instead of being a significant financial provider for my family, I have become more of a dependent (temporarily). You could say that I have closed one door, and opened another. 

Now, I am through that door -- in great a new place. A month ago, I received my professional certification as Life Coach, and I feel like I've achieved a significant milestone in my journey of Life Transformation!  Throughout this transition, my head was down, looking at my feet, making sure I took the right steps. I focused on finding the right training program, getting enough practice clients, being mentored by the best coaches - all to ensure I could become a better, more effective coach. A coach who is passionate, purposeful, and provides value to others.

Needless to say, I have been very busy over the last year "doing" all of this. Recently, it dawned on me that I am at an excellent point to pause; to take a moment, allow myself to dream, and find the next door to open. It is time to pick up my head, open my eyes wide, and look out on the horizon to see what is next!

As I take a deep cleansing breath, I fill myself up with all the possibilities my imagination can conjure. I exhale, and there is a sense of peace, happiness, and certainty that what I imagine will actually come to be. After a few minutes of solitude, focusing only on my breath, I envision the things I want most in my life right now:

- Becoming a master coach
- Writing a book and sharing my story
- Becoming published in various media
- Becoming recognized in my community as a leader in Empowering Women
- Giving back/helping others through volunteer work

- Bringing in enough income through coaching to replace my corporate salary

But how do I get there from here? I imagine myself having already achieved these goals - it helps me connect deep within my heart and spirit to find the path I must travel. I close my eyes ask myself: "What is it like to have achieved these things? What does it feel like, and what does it give me?"

I feel capable of anything. There is growth mentally and emotionally.  My confidence is soaring as my coaching is masterful, and well practiced. There is a sense of financial freedom. My heart is filled through helping others and providing something of value.  My life has meaning and an invaluable purpose.  I am enveloped by a powerful energy that keeps me light, happy, motivated, and enthusiastic. This energy feels very right - it is keeping me healthy and fit, physically, mentally, and spiritually. It is so powerful that it lifts me off my feet, and allows be to glide effortlessly above the clouds. My heart feels big in this moment, bursting with the knowledge that this is all meant to be.  My heart knows this is my destiny.

As I experience this rush of emotions, I lean into the feelings, and I ask myself: "What are the qualities I brought forth to make this happen?"
love for helping others.
A willingness to risk failure.
The drive to create what I want in life.

I now ask the wisdom within my heart: "What actions did I take to get here?"
Spend more time networking and writing. Create my tribe and align myself with advisors, successful women I look up to.  Put myself in front of other women as much as possible.

"What did I STOP doing in order to get here?"
Letting excuses like the kids, household chores, and not enough time be the reason for my lack of success.

"Who did I have to be to get here?"
Responsible for my actions, courageous, willing to let the world see me and all my imperfections!

"Who did I have to STOP being to get here?"

A victim of SMUD (Suzanne's Mean Ugly Darkside - otherwise known as my saboteur) and his threats that I will not be success or good enough.

Now that I have what I need, I step back into this present moment. I open my eyes, and sit in silence for a few minutes -- appreciating and reflecting on my inner journey.  WOW...I notice how amazing that was, and the road it has paved ahead.  Like slowly unlocking an unfamiliar door and opening it to peek in --  now all I have to do is summon the courage to take the first step I go!!!!

What does your key open?

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