Alison Deutsch Coaching Reimagine Midlife. Take the Next Step.
"Enjoy the Process of Becoming" I wrote. Yes! That’s the label on the box. Then I put down my pen and closed my journal.
Let me explain.
The first meeting I had with my current coach was in September of 2016. At the time I was still trying to figure out my target audience and articulate what was the future vision I wanted to help my ideal clients achieve. Who did I feel most passionate about helping? What was my authentic voice? Who would most likely find value and resonate with my message, process, and tools?
So here was the task: every day for a month I spent the first 2 hours every morning reflecting and writing. I walked myself back through all of my personal and professional experiences. Key turning points, hard fought lessons learned, and the journey I took. Every day I was to sit with and try to connect to the emotion behind my stories. And by our next session, I was to share with him: “if I were to put a label on the box of these stories what would I call it?”
And there it was, my bigger life lesson: “Enjoy the process of becoming….”
Throw away the mantle of perfectionism.
Forget about keeping everything under control.
Lean into the discomfort.
Be fearless in the face of uncertainty.
Define success on your own terms.
Return to your authentic, best self – the one that’s there beneath all the external messages of should’s.
At its essence: You were born worthy. You are already enough!
Imagine what life would be like if we could live through uncertain times without getting stuck in fear and overwhelm.
Which got me thinking:
How can we enjoy the process that is the journey of our lives?
How can we embrace the dynamic, ever-changing qualities of life?
How can we appreciate that if we are not growing we are dying?
What would life be like if we understood there are no failures, only opportunities to learn?
Yes, we are always becoming – so we might as well enJOY it!
Based on her unique life experiences, and certifications in the science of positive psychology and the art of life coaching, Alison offers practical wisdom that helps women navigate midlife transitions with clarity and confidence. www.alisondeutsch.com