Empowered Journey: My Super Power?
Last year I had the honor of spending an hour on the phone with a wonderful human being. He is a coach, a mentor, and much more. We had a conversation about identifying my "superpower."
It was a rather unconventional conversation, which I absolutely relished. I like quirky, straight-talk that pokes at convention, which often limits my thought process.
Over the years, I have fallen prey to the ideas that set me up to conform. It is not my "nature" to do so, as I tend to be rather abstract and random in my thinking, but have heard much about falling into line as the first-born, then choosing to join the military. How I have survived certain "systems" for as long as I have floors me.
What I find difficult at this stage of my life is "letting go" to allow myself freedom to create and "do it my way." What I find so ironic is that others see me as doing it my way. In reality, I contain myself and do not go out on a limb as others think I do.
As I have been bouncing the ideas my friend and I discussed around in my brain, I am trying to wrap my brain around a phrase that he used to describe what he saw as a thread in our conversation.
I wonder what this term might mean to others who would hear it. Would they think it complete hogwash?
If I were to work with others to become empowered on their journey through life, as I share my own journey pre- and post-empowerment, what would that look like?
Who might be those with whom I would work? How might I identify those who would seek me out for this type of coaching?
These are the questions that I am asking myself, as I begin to embrace this idea of branching out into a coaching business, working with people who are ready to get busy and approach life's journey from a perspective of empowerment, rather than hand-holding.
I am ready to concentrate on working one-on-one with personal clients, and in reaching greater numbers through workshops or events or (fill-in-the-blank). I have so many ideas bouncing around that I'm not sure where they will land.
It is in these moments that I wish I could collaborate. But is this only my fear talking?
One question was all he asked that sparked this barrage of questions in my spirit: "What comes first? The journey toward empowerment? Or being empowered for the journey?"
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