Colorado Life Coach: A Fresh Perspective

Screen Shot 2014-03-12 at 12.01.28 PMDo you ever feel stuck?

Do you want to do something grand, or maybe just more than laundry, but you can’t seem to get past the little things you have to do every day?

I go through seasons where I’m super productive, and things just flow. I also go through seasons where nothing seems to be happening. I feel stuck. Sometimes I’m working through an issue in my life, and it takes lots of effort to deal with it, so great hopes and dreams get put on the back burner for awhile.

Then it happens: BAM!!

~You run into someone who says the perfect thing.

~You watch a movie, and the light bulb clicks on!

~You hear a piece of music, and it speaks directly to your soul.

~You get out in nature, and things become clear.

You get a fresh perspective. Everything falls back into place, and life starts up again.

That happened to me today.

I’ve been tired and a bit sad since publishing my book. It was after all, a sad story. It was hard to live, hard to write, and hard to put out there for others to read. In many ways, it was like a funeral to a very difficult part of my life. And I needed to rest and recover.

I wasn’t sure what was next. I’ve been praying, talking to friends, journaling, and exploring options. I signed up for a new coaching program that includes video teaching and one-on-one coaching. I had my first private coaching session today (via phone).

It was great!!

No need to bore you with details. Here’s the good part:

I told my coach about another mentorship program I’ve done, and named the semi-famous person who taught me so well. I’ve always felt a bit inferior, because, well, you know: I don’t have a name, I haven’t written tons of books, I haven’t spoken here or there, I haven’t…

And then he said it! “Well, I’ve never heard of her before, but I have heard of Carrie O’Toole.”

What??? Check that? Did I hear correctly?

My whole perspective changed. This new, semi-famous coach, speaker, etc. knows MY name. He knows who I am. I don’t need to be someone else. It’s not a competition. I didn’t miss out.

How about you?

Do you compare and wonder if you’re too late? Do you struggle with feeling good enough? Do you find yourself stuck and wondering where to go next, what to do next, what path to walk next?

Yesterday, I talked to God about this. I told him my frustration about not knowing which direction to pursue. I told him I feel unable to do some of what I want to do.

He already knows!

He’s already got it figured out!

He’s got my path lined up for me!

And today, he spoke to me through my new coach. I’ve got what it takes. God lined this up for me, and used it to remind me He’s already lined up the rest of it too.

I can relax. I can calm down.

In case you forgot, God’s got it all lined up for you, too.

This post written by Colorado Life Coach, Carrie O’Toole, M.A.

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