This wasn’t the plan.
Sometimes one comment changes everything.
I remember it vividly. My husband and I were watching the 2012 Olympics, and I had just heard news about a friend who was achieving high success in her field. My son, Reese, was 2 and I was pregnant with my daughter, Kate. I said to my husband “Look at my friend….she’s out changing the world and doing amazing things. And look at me…I’m just sitting here dealing with diapers all day long and not doing much of anything. “
My husband, without skipping a beat, said “Well maybe it’s Reese who is meant to change the world.”
Holy cow. Talk about a game-changing comment.
My husband said it to make me feel better, but it sure did change my perspective.
I have a Masters Degree, and I had been a successful college athletics professional. I loved my career, but I didn’t HAVE to go back to work. I didn’t WANT to go back to a job that required my nights and weekends and very little work/life balance.
So I became a stay-at-home mom, and everything was hunky-dory. Except for the fact that I did miss part of my ‘old self’ – my inner athlete and my career-driven attitude. I wanted to feel challenged again; to set goals for myself, go after them and feel pride when I accomplished them; to prove that I can do something when I set my mind to it.
I didn’t want to go back to that previous life, but I wanted that feeling again.
I found out about coaching, and I fell in love with the lifestyle. Enter the ROCK SOLID team – full of my old college teammates supporting each other. I run my own business. This was not in my career plan. But when opportunity presents itself, it is usually for a reason.
Since changing my career focus, how has my life changed?
Perhaps the question should be: How could YOUR life change?
Do any of these sound familiar?
*You want to be challenged and have something ‘for yourself’ again
*You want to make some of your own money, but you want to stay at home with your kids
*You want to meet new people, make lifelong friends, and be part of something bigger than yourself
*You want to gain new experiences, travel, and grow as a person and a professional
*You hate the obesity epidemic and want to do your part to help people get healthy
*You don’t believe in gimmicks and magic pills, and believe that good diet and exercise are the ways to get healthy
*You love wine and would love to have a glass of wine whilst you work (maybe that one is just me.)
Spoiler alert: those are the reasons I became a coach, and I bet you can relate to some – if not all – of those reasons.
Are you ready to learn more about coaching? And join the greatest team? And drink wine while we have our conference calls (yes, really) each month? And learn and grow?
Let’s do this.