It may look polished, but it is hardly done.
My business is as unfinished as I am.
Big Fat Confession: I don't feel right, calling myself a life coach. I really dislike the title and the projections that can come along with it. Yet past attempts to author a distinction all my own have felt pretentious and/or always ended up sounding like some sort of new-age mumbo jumbo - and that ain't me either.
I'm an expressionist who makes a living sharing my experiences with others. I teach and mentor women who want to dance freely to rhythms that I know well - both literally and figuratively. I don't have all the answers or the right moves, I have only my experiences and an innate ability to hear, see, and reflect light for others... even in the darkest spaces.
Releasing a curriculum has been super edgy for me, because it comes off as formulaic. I absolutely love teaching, yet creating classes - where ideas might be held constant - is risky business to say the least. Thus, the PHP course is more than anything else a collection of reflections on my own path of self-revelation... along with shortcuts and detours that have helped others avoid making the same mistakes that I have.
Radically-real expression penetrates us to the core. It's not a special power to possess. We all have it. Yet, for most of us, it is scary as hell to do. Why? Because what is most real has the most power to activate us and the people around us - for better or for worse.
As a mentor, provocateur, and poet... I get this in a big way. With every click of the keyboard, I run the risk of evoking sleeping giants. I see things and stir them up with my words, it's a reality I've been avoiding for most of my life. And so, even today, I find myself breathing through the anxiety of being so seen... coupled with an insatiable call to write that's been with me every day as far back as I can remember.
With ANY expression comes the inevitability of mixed reviews, not to mention the fact that a new and more crystal-clear insight is always just around the bend to challenge all we've ever said before.
Think you've figured it out? Think again.
Our business is always unfinished, same as it ever was.
Feeling afraid to risk exposure? Me, too.
But remember, nothing clarifies like exposure to light.