Maybe you wake up in the morning, get dressed, go to work, kick ass at your job, and then come home only to find yourself exhausted, feeling like you accomplished a lot but didn't actually make any real progress.
Maybe you struggle with the lack of a real mentor or guide in your life. The kind of person who's in your corner, who wants to teach you and who wants to see you succeed. The kind of person who gives a shit if you wake up better tomorrow because it's their job to make sure you do.
Maybe you just feel stuck, or alone, or who the hell knows what. But you know that you've put in the time, the effort, and you have the skills to do something great, and you're not sure what that great thing is... or worse, maybe that spark is long gone and you're resigned to just living out your years until retirement.
Even if it feels like you are...
But you need support, clarity, and accountability. And you need someone to challenge what you think and why you think it.
Every day you're faced with a choice between two paths—one leading to a life of sameness or one leading to a future of change—and some days it feels like you just can’t make the right decision. So every morning you wake up and start your day, and before you know it today looks just like yesterday, which looks like the same yesterday from months or even years ago.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
Through years of studying personal growth and change, reading books, attending events, and working with performance coaches, one message repeats itself time and time again:
You can't do it alone. The journey to greatness is not possible without the support of others.
I can't tell you that your spouse or partner or best friend isn't the right person to support your personal and professional growth. But they're probably not.
Growth requires vulnerability and reinvention of self; unfortunately the people you have the hardest time being vulnerable with, and the people you fear reinventing yourself in front of, are the very people closest to you.
You've been you for so long—the person that people know you to be—that reinventing yourself looks either like an act of desperation, or an attempt to distance yourself from the people closest to you because they're not good enough.
Here's something you need to know: Focusing on your own growth is the best thing you can do for the people around you. Every person that comes into your life is either an example or a warning; be an example.
Over the last decade or so, I've had a keen interest in self development and the relationship between who we are and what we do. Over these years, a few key things have stood out to me.
The thing is, I'm pretty sure you're aware of all of this too. I'm not telling you anything you don't know. But as your coach (and not your friend, partner, or colleague) I want to say it so that you can hear it, and I want you to hear it so that you can change it.
If you've read this far, you and I are on the same page. So let's start a conversation.