was looking for a way to build my business and my coach
suggested writing and publishing articles. I bristled at
the suggestion. “I am NOT a writer” I retorted,
”in fact, I hate to write.” English was
definitely NOT my strong subject. I can vividly
remember agonizing over school reports. I remember
once, years ago, I wrote a business letter and my husband
asked me if English was my first language.
here I was sitting with an invitation before me to be
published in “O” Magazine. I thought about how
far I’d come.
possible incorrect assumptions do you make about
yourself? What are the things you’re afraid to try
because someone once said that you weren’t good at it?
the courage to try new things can feel risky, yet the
rewards can be enormous. Here are some thoughts to
consider that might uncover a diamond in your rough:
Make a list of all the things you think you can’t do or
someone told you you weren’t good at. Most people
can find this easily in the artistic realm. How many
people are told in grade school that they can’t draw or
Ask yourself if it’s true that you aren’t good at
whatever that might be or if you have simply “bought”
someone else’s opinion.
Think about what would happen if you could do those
things? Would this be joyful and open up new
potentials in your life?
Take a deep breath. Experiment. Take a baby
step and give one of these a try. What do you have to
Then, seek unconditional support. Find someone in
your life that will support your efforts no matter what
and be an accepting and appreciating cheerleader.
turned it around for me was the advice I got from my
coach. She told me to forget about “writing” and
to just tell my story. Write to one person and share
what’s in your heart. Suddenly, the words began to
flow. The positive feedback I then received
encouraged me further and new worlds have opened up as a
I’m wondering about that second grade teacher that told
me “girls don’t need to be good at math.”
wonder. . .
YOUR life. . . imagine the possibilities!
Helaine Iris is a certified Life Coach, writer and teacher
that loves her life. She
individuals, and self-employed professionals, who
want to thrive
in their business while crafting a life that's in absolute
alignment with their
highest ideals, deepest values and gracefully masters the
modern living. For a solution focused complimentary
session visit her
website http://www.pathofpurpose.com or call her
email her firstname.lastname@example.org