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That Time I Accidentally Hired a Life Coach

Did I ever tell you the story of how I accidentally hired my first coach?

No?

Here’s what happened.

I had heard of this woman about town, Sarah Olin, who taught a type of yoga called kundalini, and who was also something called a “life coach.” Sarah and I met over coffee to talk about yoga, life, and NYC- she had recently moved from there, and I was fresh out of a relationship with a man from there. 

As we chatted, I casually asked about this life coach stuff. “What is it, anyway?” 

Her response: “Oh! It’s amazing. Tough to describe; better experienced to really ‘get it.’ Do you want to try a session sometime?”

“Sure.” I shrugged. Why not? I was in the midst of quite a bit of life change, and figured it couldn’t hurt.

So we hopped on the phone, and in 30 minutes, I walked away with what felt to me like the equivalent of multiple therapy sessions. Not only had I generated insight into one of my most habitual patterns, but I also had specific action steps and practices to apply to my life right away. I was shocked.

Then, Sarah asked me if I was interested in continuing with coaching. She had a small group starting in a couple weeks, and a spot was open. Given my experience so far, OF COURSE I wanted to continue. But all I saw were dollar signs. “I can’t afford it,” I told her. 

That wasn’t true.

What WAS true is that I wasn’t used to investing in my wellbeing. I was used to only spending money on “good girl” things: rent, insurance, groceries, retirement savings. I had the money; I just wasn’t accustomed to investing in myself in that way. But the truth was, I knew coaching was the next right step for me, even though it scared me. By the end of our call, I took a deep breath, trusted my gut, and paid that first invoice. 

The rest, as they say, is history. Because I said yes, I was able to completely reconfigure my life. Because I said yes, I was able to let go of past relationships; let go of countless disempowering stories about myself, other people, and the world; and recreate how I see myself and the world. 

Here’s why I’m sharing this with you:

  1. There is probably something that you want, this very moment. And there is probably something that’s stopping you from pursuing it. That thing that’s stopping you right now is probably the thing that always stops you. What if you didn’t let it stop you, this time?
  1. It’s uncomfortable for me, and most folks I’ve encountered, to talk about money. I’m interested in normalizing conversations about money, so it doesn’t have to be so damn triggering for us.
  1. Next month, my next small group coaching experience begins. The 3-5 folks who say “yes” to this experience will create change in their lives. You could be one of them. If you’re curious, and ESPECIALLY if you feel a little nervous, send me a quick note, and we can chat.

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1/24/2022

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That Time I Accidentally Hired a Life Coach

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