I clearly remember the day, nearly 37 years ago, when I sat in front of the room at my very first personal development seminar. A room full of curious faces looked back at me as I answered the seemingly simple question, “What do you want?”
Believe it or not, no one had ever really asked me this question before!
And as I began listing off the things I thought I wanted, the feedback I repeatedly received from the room was, “No lights.”
In other words, I was rattling off a list of things my mind told me I wanted, but nothing I said was really lighting me up.
Up until this point in my life, I had been living on autopilot. I was married and pregnant at 18, and by 25 I had two kids and was working a corporate job. Raising kids and learning through life experience was my college education.
Somewhere deep inside I had dreams and visions, but no one had ever stopped to ask me what they were. And I had never considered the idea that those dreams could be a reality.
Back in that seminar room, receiving honest feedback from a group of interested people looking right at me, suddenly something opened up.
I stopped listing the things I thought I wanted and began touching on something deeper. I started to share things I had never before allowed myself to consciously want or feel.
When I spoke the truth, the whole room changed. I saw people’s curiosity emerge, and I felt the shift in myself when I talked about the dreams that were hidden away in my heart.
Something transformed in me at that moment.
For the first time, I felt the possibility that I could actually go after, and even have, this life that lived only in my imagination. The life I always thought I wasn’t allowed to have – or wasn’t capable of creating.
For example, I had always had this vision of living on an island raising my children. Fast forward a few years and I would be living on Maui with my family running a business. This was just one of many desires I had tucked away.
Today, I call them the whispers of the soul…
Whispers of the soul are the little nudges and visions that live inside of us, but that most of us are taught to ignore, in favor of being more practical or realistic.
I had ignored those whispers my entire life. And when I discovered personal development, suddenly I found out I was not only allowed to listen to them, but I could even pursue them! It was liberating.
With this discovery, my life was changed forever.
Not only did I set out to begin creating a life that honored the dreams and desires that lived inside me – I wanted to do the same for other people. That’s when I started my journey of becoming a coach.
Through coaching, we get the great privilege of guiding our clients to re-discover and act upon the whispers of their soul.
Each and every one of us has hidden dreams and desires. And all too often, people live their lives year after year, never honoring those little whispers. Never acting on them and often, never even speaking them out loud.
Through coaching, we become the guides who remind people to listen for the whispers. We support them and hold them accountable as they build lives based around their dreams and what they are meant to do.
That one pivotal moment changed my life in ways I could never have imagined. It’s almost comical to think about who I would be and the life I would have lived if it weren’t for that experience. I honestly can’t even picture it.
Ever since that day, I’ve set out to help as many people as I can tap into those little whispers and turn their dreams into reality.
Your dreams, no matter how far off they feel, are clues to the life you are meant to be living. And your aliveness is the compass that always points the way to your “true north.”
As more and more people wake up to the whispers of their soul, they bring their unique gifts to the world and make it a better place for all of us to live. When we are fulfilled and happy, we all have a natural desire to help and uplift others. This creates a beautiful ripple effect of healing and growth.
That is why I’ve dedicated my life to teaching other coaches to work deeply with people. The more each of us get to live our dreams, the more we will help others do the same.
If you share my mission – or want to step onto the path of doing life-changing work – the next session of Aliveness Mastery® starts soon.
I designed this program to be deeply transformational for you, while you learn advanced tools and a proven approach to help others transform, stepping into the lives they are meant to live.