What are the results of your work may be a bit of a guessing game at the beginning but the more confident you become in the work that you do, you’ll soon know what it is that your people can achieve.
What are the results of your work with your clients? What would they say about you after working with you?
Reflections, Thoughts, Feelings
Once upon a time, this stumped me a bit but when it comes to my coaching and consulting there are a few things I help people with, and for me, they go hand-in-hand even though they are different. For one, I help my clients get clarity – too many times, creatives and multi-passionates have a gazillion ideas and don’t know which one they should follow. And since I am a fan of pursuing them all, I recommend keeping an idea book. In our work together, we hash out those that keep popping up and that excites the most – and we dive into the impact they have – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Once clarity is achieved – a strategy usually follows, but they don’t have to be rigid in the way that word sounds. We talk about some options and the client gets to choose which one will work best for them. The client develops an action plan to help them achieve their goals.
Here’s the thing, I don’t really get my client’s results, my clients get their own results – I am just a vessel that holds space, bounces ideas off the wall, throws out options and possibilities, and smashes through the excuses of why something can’t be done or why the client doesn’t believe in themselves. My job if you will, is to provide a space that is judgment free where a person can share what is on their heart, mind, and soul and find goals worth pursuing.
But you may know that I don’t just do coaching and consulting – I also create art and the results are that I bring unique pieces into people’s lives, whether it’s a bookmark for an avid reader or wall art for the office. My art is my therapy – it’s the place where I get to just be while listening to a good audiobook or a podcast. Having practical art like coasters, candle holders, cutting boards and wood jewelry means my art doesn’t get put in a box in the attic instead it’s useful for the purchaser or receiver.
And what are the results of your work, like The Journal Eclipse? You may feel weird or odd about investing in a coaching session and you want to find clarity all on your own – then journaling is the way to go. It’s an amazing tool to uncover what you want out of this life, discover who you are, and eliminate the bullshit that gets in the way.
But it can be difficult to get started or know what to write about and so I offer resources to help you through writing prompts and also sharing tips and tricks about journaling on the blog. Through my own practice, I’ve achieved some amazing things, like having coffee in bed at a time I wasn’t even in a relationship. Or turned an idea (create a coloring book) into a real thing from designing the art to selling it on Amazon. I’ve even created My Rebel Goals workbook through this process.
When embracing the art of journaling you start to prioritize your problems and face your fears and concerns while also finding the solutions. When you want to change behavior and start tracking day-to-day events, you can get to the root of what’s triggered you and start being in control instead of the other way around. A journal is a great place for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors. And let’s also add that it helps your brain be in the best shape as it not only boosts memory and comprehension it also increases the space for working memory which improves your cognitive processing.
I like to think of journaling as a way to date yourself and get to know yourself and start being fascinated as you become closer to yourself. And to help I created the Monthly Inspiration Membership to give you the resources for a journaling practice.