Yesterday I recorded a video where I talked a bit about why I do this work and where my life was at during the time leading up to becoming a coach.
I was reflecting on this stuff because it’s important to keep reminding yourself of your ‘why’ and your purpose.
For me my why was born out of a pretty stressful time in my life, which is quite a normal place for a why to come from.
The reason being is that when you experience something stressful or uncomfortable it’s like a slap around the face telling you to choose what to do next, it’s daring you to take control.
For me, I really didn’t want to live my life feeling stressed, anxious, frustrated and miserable. I wanted to make the most of this gift of life I’ve been given.
And if you don’t think that life is a gift then maybe you didn’t know that the probability of you being born is one in 10 to the power of 2,685,000!!!
As a comparison, the approximate number of atoms in the known universe is 10 to the power of 80.
This information comes from a fascinating article written by Dr. Ali Binazir, it’s definitely worth a read so go check it out.
He goes on to say…
“The probability of the right sperm meeting the right egg is one in 400 quadrillion, but if you take it all the way back to the first single-celled organism you are a representative of an unbroken lineage of life going back 4 billion years.
Even if we just looked at the human being lineage, the likelihood of any one human offspring to survive childhood and live to reproductive age and have at least one kid is 50:50 — one in two.
Then what would be the chance of your particular lineage to have remained unbroken for 150,000 generations?
That would be one in 2 to the power of 150,000, which is about one in 10 to the power of 45,000 — a number so staggeringly large that my head hurts just writing it down.
That number is not just larger than all of the particles in the universe — it’s larger than all the particles in the universe if each particle were itself a universe.”
So yeah - your life is a gift and the mere fact that you’re reading this now is a frickin miracle!
As I was saying, I didn’t want to waste this gift. I didn’t want to grow old with regrets of not living my best life and the thought of anyone else living that way just really bums me out.
Choosing to live with happiness, joy and fulfilment is such an internal decision to make and pretty much anyone can do it if they know how.
I’m not saying that there aren’t certain situations in which choosing to live in happiness, joy and fulfilment is an easy or even possible choice.
However, I and I’m sure you too, have heard of or read stories about people in horrific situations who have used the power of their mindset and spirit to come through their experiences with profound perspectives and appreciation for finding joy where you can.
Again, I’ll go out on a limb here and guess that if you’re lucky enough to have the tools to be reading this, then your situation is most likely not as horrific as the ones I just alluded to.
That means that with the right help you can make those internal decisions and you can live a happy, fulfilled and joyful life.
I know you can because that’s exactly what I did.
Everything starts inside, once you get your mindset in the right place everything else comes together.
It doesn’t work the other way around though, thinking, “I’ll work on me once I’ve got the promotion, or once I’ve got X amount in the bank, or once I’ve lost 30lbs etc” does not work people!
It all starts in your mind - a flower doesn't grow petals first, it comes from inside the seed, grows and flourishes. It also keeps nourishing itself from the roots in order to thrive and it’s the same for us.
This is the most effective and sustainable way to get out of a funk. If you’re in a place in your life that you’re not loving then change it.
If you’re miserable because you don’t like your job, or you want to do something more meaningful, or you want more money, or more freedom or all of the above, then ask yourself how can I do that? Who can help me get there? Who can support me and show me how? *hint - I can :)* What can I do today to make a start?
If the idea of having the freedom to work from anywhere in the world doing something you love, that’s meaningful and fulfilling appeals to you then I have something you may be interested in.
It’s a short (around 25 minutes) video training to give you the basic information you need to know in order to start an online business that you feel connected to and inspired by.
You can choose a time that suits you as it’s a pre-recorded video and you can do that by clicking here.
Whatever brings you happiness, fulfilment and joy - do more of that because life IS a gift and one that you need to enjoy!
Click here for more info on how I can help you.