I had a check in with one of my coaching clients yesterday and had a total ah-ha moment! I am so proud of her for the work she is doing to both grow her business and also to be more present and connected with her family. I can't share with you the specifics of our conversation (because you know, confidentiality) but I can share with you the lesson I learned from her this week!
In a nutshell the lesson was the importance of self-awareness! Self-awareness is about understanding your own needs, desires, emotions, reactions, failings, habits, and everything else that makes you tick. When you have self-awareness you can better see the effect your thoughts, emotions, words, and behavior have on your life and you can then choose to take control and make any needed changes. The more self-aware you are, the better your ability to make choices and adapt to life changes in a way that works for you.
I was (and still am) so proud of my client for her ability to know what she needed this past week to feel successful and the fact that she adjusted her priorities for the week to fit her needs. Our conversation got me thinking about things I may need to adjust to feel more successful. I have done a LOT of introspection the past few years to become more self-aware but sometimes I slip out of the practice and need to get back to basics. My clients awesome level of self-awareness made me realize I have slipped lately.
So ... here's what I did. I took some time to think about all the different aspects of my life (my family and how connected and present I am with my kids, my coaching business, my career in general, my self-care and fitness, etc.) and I asked myself these questions:
I am so thankful to my client for the reminder that a dose of self-awareness was what I needed this week too! You learn something every day if you pay attention!
Hi, I'm Tina! Life Coach, Mom and Lawyer who loves small furry dogs and big glasses of wine and knows that increasing your self awareness and connecting with your purpose can be an interesting (and sometimes challenging) journey. That's why I'm here to help!!