I think I am pretty in tune with my emotions, or rather I thought I was, but now I know I am still a work in progress. I didn’t realize how often I was blowing them off until I decided to pay attention.
In my work as a transformation coach for ambitious women I take my clients through a 5 step process call "Make It Happen 360". The "It" I am referring to is a happy balanced life. I know, through experience, it's absolutely possible to have a successful career and have a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
It happens without me realizing it, I become a control freak. Does this happen you? It starts because I think I know how something should be done like I know how the laundry should be sorted. I know the best way but I want someone else to do the laundry and this is when I become a control freak. I see my helpful husband putting all kinds of items in the washing machine together and I flip out.
You know that thing that everyone keeps telling you to do? Maybe it’s take a class or meet with a support group or get a business coach. And you keep saying NO, you keep resisting.
Is it perhaps the thing you need the most?
For me, people kept telling me to journal. Even as far back as in nursing school, my teachers told me that a reflective journal would help me learn. I knew that I’d rather go to the pub and have a beer.
Journaling?! I’m not going to do that.