I hear you. Old fear, talking. Like a simmering whoosh in my stomach as I'm about to do something challenging and bold by rebranding, and reframing my business to be based on work that I love to do.
In doing that, I'm moving away from some of the work I've spent years to build up expertise in – because it's time to admit what work feels really good for my soul that still serves others, but in a slightly different way.
It's a more creative type of work than I've allowed it to be these past years, & what a relief that feels – to get back to my creative roots.
But of course at times of creative self-expression and the launch of new programmes comes this feeling of vulnerability. It's like a feeling of being wide-open when you reveal the 'real you' talking, the creative voice, stripping away all the business talk, and just letting the words flow.
My coaching & writing still touch on business, but they go deeper than that; to the creative soul, & to our wellness ensuring we feel strong enough to endure our every day.
What I've learnt, is that I'm getting better feedback than ever before – there's a sense I'm connecting and impacting people deeply, with the words I write, and the way I bring a Co-active Coaching perspective in all that I do.
The positive feedback is a fantastic compass, to let me know I'm on the right track.
And those old fears I mentioned earlier? Well, I managed to understand & reframe them, like I've done many times before.
I trained as a musician for 15 years, lead orchestras, was often the soloist, stood up in front of hundreds and bare my creative soul – and there were times I was debilitated with fear.
It was one of the reasons I gave up that performance career, as at the time, there was no solution that worked, to help me have the mindset needed to do what I loved to do.
Thankfully, after trying many options, I found Co-active Coaching. It not only helped me understand my fears, but helped me reframe them and get into action to DO what I wanted. And surprisingly, I found it wasn't performance after all – the empathic introvert in me wanted to coach and write.
Now, as a Co-active Coach and Writer, I'm privileged to work with clients daily who are talented and have all the expertise they need to do what they want to do, but still need my help to overcome their fear of imagined failure.
It does take time & practice, but it's a relief that there are techniques you can learn. I, & my clients are proof, that you can overcome fear to create & experience what your heart truly desires for you.
I'd be happy to show you how.
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