Nov 14, 2018 | Your Relationships

Catherine A. Wood

You Are Here for a Reason

Greetings from Santo Domingo,

As you receive this email, I’m on the second day of my coaching retreat here in our beautiful Treehouse Village. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about going after your hopes and dreams versus letting our disempowering stories and beliefs run the show, as they so often do…

For me, if I had let them run the show, I certainly would not be here right now, and I definitely wouldn’t have believed that I could successfully lead my first coaching retreat last year when I had no hard evidence and financial numbers showing me that I could recoup my investment. And that’s where many of us create our goals from, right? Based on how it’s gone in the past, which you can imagine creates a lot more of the same…

When you speak of your goals, how much of them do you really believe are possible?

Perhaps you’re one of those people who are  all talk and no action.

Or the flipside of the same coin, where are you unwilling to acknowledge your goals out loud to others or even to yourself?

Do you realize that you can’t get that time back?

All the wasted minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years that you spend not being truly real with yourself or with those you trust the most, you can never get that time back.

I may sound a little harsh, and I apologize if I do, but I’m fed up with people wasting their unique gifts for fear of failure, or looking back, or not getting it right.

Is that actually what you care about?

For many people, maybe you’re one of them, you do.

Whether it’s subconscious or conscious, you’re more committed to managing around the small voice in the back of your head that puts all your internal fears on loudspeaker than you are to sharing your gifts with the world.

I am here to tell you have a purpose on this planet.

You are here for a reason.

And it is absolutely not to let that small voice win.

You are a unique creation of this Universe. There is literally no one else like you in the whole world.  And there is larger purpose as to why you’re here.

I’m just like you. I still have those voices in my head trying to win me over, trying to keep me safe inside of my comfort zone, trying to tell me not to step into the unknown and create something new…

And here’s the thing: our subconscious doesn’t differentiate between the two types of fear that we all have.

There is the very physical fear that our defense mechanisms protect us from, perhaps from some unhealthy childhood experience that we learned to cope with or manage around between the ages of 3 to 7; or the part of us that we actually need when we’re walking down a dark alley at night and someone jumps out at us.

But then there is the other part of fear, the fears in our heads, the one that tells us we’re not good enough, we’re not smart enough, capable enough, etc…

Our subconscious doesn’t differentiate between the two.

You know when you’re in actual danger versus when you’re letting that small voice in the back of your head make your decisions for you.

Are you going to let that voice, that voice of a child, make the decisions for your one more day?

So, next time you notice you’re afraid…

How about you ask yourself, what is the age of this conversation?

Or ask yourself, what is your commitment in this area?

Or consider working with a coach; we oftentimes let those voices run the show, and if now is the time to take back your power and share your gifts with the world, I would love to connect with you.  You can schedule yourself in to speak with me here, but only if you’re ready to be the solution to your own challenges. I’m not willing to be one more place where you let those stories disempower you and keep you in the same place one more day.

With love and a stand for you,

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