Five years ago, I made a huge life change when I resigned my corporate job, with handsome salary and benefits, to stay home with my kids, write and publish books, and to coach others to chase their dreams with wild abandon. The move of an idealist rather than a realist, some may claim, but I create my reality and, as a result, this was one of the most defining and empowering decisions I’ve ever made. Suffice it to say; I’ve never regretted it for a moment.
How did I find the courage to make such a transformative life change?
I enlisted in a coaching training program called the Quantum Success Coaching Academy (QSCA), a year-long program training participants to become certified life coaches. I enrolled not because I expected to become a practicing life coach, but because I wanted to ensure I had the tools to support my desire to create a new life experience. Little did I know how transformative the course would be for me. Five years later, not only am I living my dream, I teach for the QSCA!
It’s challenging to encapsulate an entire year of training into a short blog post, but what I can do is share my top five lessons learned in the QSCA during my year of transformation. It’s these lessons that created the shift in my mindset and allowed my courage to lead me into the future I most desired.
Top Five Lessons Learned During My Year of Transformation
1. All the answers lie within
I stopped looking outside of myself when asking what I wanted in life and how I wanted to feel. Once I started connecting to the desire within, my inner voice always answered.
2. The future is more important than the past
We can’t turn back the hands of time, but we can certainly choose how we want our future to feel. The more willing I was to let go of the past and focus on my future, the clearer my vision became.
3. Thoughts create one’s reality
While I’ve long been a believer that an attitude of gratitude is the way to go, learning the importance of envisioning my desired future, and mindfully holding onto that vision is a key part of its manifestation. Once I began to see miracles unfolding as a result, I quickly made setting and keeping my intentions an important part of my daily life.
4. Life is a process, and that’s okay
It took me a lot of years to get to the point in my life where I was shaking my head and asking, “What’s next?” Once I accepted that life is just a process, and learned to stay true to my desires without obsessing over the when, I learned that perfect timing is always on my side.
5. Loving oneself must come first
This is one of the most misunderstood elements of happiness. Many cultures espouse the chivalry of sacrificing oneself for others, but the reality is that when we love and care for ourselves first, we are healthier and happier and more capable of caring for and loving others. When I was still working in the corporate world, I had little energy for my kids, but once I left it all behind and recovered from burnout, I was more present for them than ever before. That’s something money can’t buy.
Could This Work for You?
I love sharing some of what I’ve learned in the QSCA through my coaching and writing practices, and I’m honored to be a QSCA instructor.
Perhaps you’ve thought about training to become a life coach, or maybe you’ve been searching for a personal transformation program to lay the foundation for life change. If so, check out these free videos by QSCA founder Christy Whitman, to see if the QSCA would be right for you. Christy only opens enrollment for this year-long transformational course twice each year, so if my message resonates with you, jump onto her page right now!
Who knows, this could be the key to creating the change you’ve been searching for in your life, too.