Last week I had a great coaching session with the lovely Kath Newland at New You Coaching.
I walked in there curious to see where it would take me, because I figured I'm pretty happy with my life at the moment!
Anyway, in chatting to Kath, I said that while yes I am happy with how life is progressing, I guess I am missing a piece of the puzzle...
I'm definitely enjoying the work I'm doing. I love that it's not full-time (ha ha!), its flexible and fits around my life and I can do it from my own home. I really like being able to help others by using my writing powers for good and I love the different people I'm meeting. Some of their products and skills are incredible and I'm stoked I now know about them!
And I'm feeling rather content with my personal life.
With the perfect bloke by my side for 10 years, an awesome bunch of family and friends, great health, a funny little pooch to hang out with each day and a little one to welcome into our family in less than 3 months time.
But what it's time for me to include again is more of what lights me up inside.
And part of that is getting a few different ideas underway and putting the wheels in motion to start a new business that's more geared around what inspires me...ooohhhh...but more on that later!!
When Kath asked what's holding me back, all I could really come up with was just starting!
So in amongst a bunch of great ideas and strategies, one question Kath asked me was who could I model my actions on?
Who could inspire me?
Instant though - Louise Hay!
She's built her empire in the mind-body/new age arena, but not solely for financial gain - because she's passionate about helping others.
So Kath then suggested if I'm thinking about something to do with my new business (or life in general I guess) I could ask myself...
What would Louise do?
I was able to apply it instantly and get results - it lifted me out of my own head and helped me see life from a different perspective.
And I realised that I've also got a bunch of great examples around me that I can use for 'What would...do?'
There's Tania at BizEez.
Tania's grown a part-time project into a thriving business doing what she loves..and it only keeps getting bigger for her!
There's my soul sister Kylie.
She hosts Wellbeing Workshops each Friday to introduce the 5 year olds at her school to meditation, yoga and affirmations - I love how open and confident she is about sharing her passions!
There's my Grandma and Nanna.
Grandma kept it simple and said thank you many, many times a day for everything in her life...and my Nanna was an expert at making lemonade out of life's lemons and always figured that there was someone worse off than herself (keeps life in perspective!).
Not to mention my family.
My fabulous husband and the McEachen 5 all live by do what makes you happy.
And I know if I thought about it - there'd be excellent models scattered all throughout my life!
It's been a great week since meeting Kath, because it's gotten me recharged about following my passions and life purpose.
And most importantly, doing that by just starting to bring it back into my life a little bit at a time.
I'm going to print this photo of Louise & I out and stick it on my wall to remind me to ask myself when I need a bit of help to move forward...
What would Louise do?
So now the question is...to help you move forward with something in your life, or just to put a different slant on things...
Who can be your model?