I was stuck ‘wanting’, but not ‘doing’ for over 10 years! I always knew I wanted to coach, in the early years, that showed up as wanting to be a counsellor, but I held back because I felt like I couldn’t make the impact I wanted purely through listening. When I discovered the world of coaching I was excited and I immediately bought a book on coaching, which injected a HUGE FEAR into me…
‘I can’t help people! Why would they pay me? I don’t know enough! I’m just not at that caliber. Why would anyone listen to me? I’ll be laughed at by my family and friends! Who do I think I am, thinking I could coach? I’ll probably fail… and besides I have know idea how to make it a reality asides from stopping everything to retrain AND even then who will take me seriously? I’m too young, I haven’t got any qualifications, I don’t know what I could even help with, I don’t have enough life experience to coach!’
Not enough life experience! I laugh at this looking back! The limiting beliefs stick out like a sore thumb, but back then they were sneaky buggers that held me back from seeing the truth. The truth that I was born to serve the world. It wasn’t about me and whether I could do it, it was about the people I was meant to serve and become their amazing true selves!
It’s funny how we have this amazing ability to believe in others unconditionally even if they can’t see it themselves BUT when it comes to believing in ourselves we can barely muster up a kind word to motivate us along.
I started an event planning business at 19 in an attempt to satisfy my craving for a fulfilled life that was more than just the 9-5 grind, however, it soon fizzled out as I had no idea what I was doing and the limiting beliefs hung around my neck like weights that dragged heavy on the ground.
I succumbed to the 9-5 and got stuck into the daily grind, after years of job hopping in over 20 different positions all the while knowing I was made for more but too scared to face it through fear of failure, I decided to take my first leap of faith and start my second business. In coaching? Nope! I was still too scared! The limiting beliefs were still there as strong as ever, so I decided to start a business that had the least risk possible. I became a Holistic Therapist running my own holistic therapy business.
Don’t get me wrong, I was passionate about natural healing and it was fun retraining and learning how to run a REAL business properly and making a success, BUT it wasn’t in line with my life’s purpose whatsoever. Because of this, I gradually lost steam, lost the passion, and even though I was actively promoting my business, I would recoil anytime anyone booked in for a treatment. I was repelling my own clients! I joined the Women’s Business Club to get some support and loved it so much that I soon became a major part of the club and hosted the networking events on a regular basis and started to mentor. It was here the spark for coaching reignited and I couldn’t ignore my calling any longer. With the support of the inspiring women at the club I found my confidence to make ‘the big decision’. The decision to go for it regardless of what was ahead, regardless of the obstacles and regardless of the fear.
After making the decision, I made a start soon after. I put it out there that I was a coach, but soon realised I wasn’t coaching with passion or direction. I was attracting clients I didn’t want to work with, and coaching in areas I had no passion for. I was being led along blindly by whoever fell into my lap. I became stuck. I hit a wall and I put a stop to taking on clients I didn’t want to work with BUT who did I want to work with?
I was stuck like this for 6 months until I rectified an error I made back when I was 19. I got expert help instead of giving up. I hired a coach, because hey, who’s going to invest in me if ‘I’ won’t invest in me. I believe in coaching and so I put that belief into action. It CHANGED MY WORLD! I went from stuck, struggling and confused, to clear, confident and running a successful coaching business.
Finally, I was FREE! Free from the pain of being unaligned and playing it small, free from the negative beliefs, free from living a life under the glass ceiling of limitation.
I stepped into my power, believed in myself for the first time and I’m now changing the lives of women all over the world!
You’re here because you’re ready to answer your calling.
You’re here because for some time now you have been ignoring that calling and doing a grand job of distracting yourself from having to face your life’s purpose.
You’re here because it’s time to align yourself with what you were born to do but have been too scared and too unclear on ‘how, who and what’!
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