In my capacity as a life coach, mentor, speaker and teacher I have been working with a lovely client for the past 6 months, and it has been amazing to watch her change and grow as a person. It is even more amazing as she lives in the USA and I live in the UK. We work very well together via Skype, and it is the same is working face-to-face for us. We can talk as though we were in the same room, sitting round a coffee table, drinking tea or coffee. I worked with her first thing in the morning in USA, 8.30am whilst it was 4pm here in the UK. We both looked forward to our sessions and always felt uplifted and inspired by the end of each session.
I am extremely pleased that she is so much more aware of her own actions and so much more aware of how she 'reacts' to situations. She now realises it is better to step back and view the situation from a metaphorical distance and respond from her intuition rather than allowing her ego to react. It isn't always easy to stop our egos taking over and takes some practice. Our egos are rather prone to take over and try to dictate how we should behave.
This is the wonderful testimonial my client gave me:
"The ride has been awesome...the support you gave me while I was driving at the wheel of my life and you were sitting in the passenger seat guiding, encouraging, and supporting me was fantastic and I so appreciate that."
I learned a lot about myself too whilst coaching, as each and every one of my clients teaches me something new. It is so wonderful to be able to learn and teach, guide and explore and be open to learning more and more. The learning certainly helps me to keep my ego in check and allows me to follow my own intuition, and that never lets me down.
I have learned from my clients, my fellow coaches, friends etc., that when we neglect to recycle, speak up, vote or help somebody in immediate need, we deny ourselves the chance to make positive change. Positive change is good and encourages more of the same. Once we have learned there are positive actions that benefit us, we want more and more of them.
By holding on to the belief that our actions don't make much of a difference, we tend to ignore all the opportunities for involvement that are available to us. We just fail to see them.
Alternatively, when we learn to see ourselves as important participants in our ever-evolving world, our own world that we all live in, we feel inspired to contribute our unique perspective and gifts to a situation. That makes a huge difference, even if it can't be seen immediately.
Our actions definitely do make a huge difference in this world, it is up to us to make sure we continue to make positive differences.