What does LOVE have to do with it?
I love making a difference in people’s lives. I love what I do. I look for beauty and purpose in all I do. And I believe in the untapped potential inside me.
Knowing myself, I can motivate and support people find their purpose, dreams and potential so they can BE who they want to be and achieve their life goals
I love talking with business owners, professionals, students and can typically do so even if i have had a tiring day. In fact, more often than not, people who want to do something with their lives energize me.
Why do I love what I do? Here are some possible reasons:
I am an extrovert.
Talking, meeting, guiding, coaching gives me the social interaction to be happy. Under certain situations, however, I am quite happy to be on my own – and some comfort with solitude is important as I do my own thing. I am independent. Which makes me the master of my time and freedom to do what I choose to do with it. I am hugely positive. I smile a lot. I believe in myself and my purpose in life. And that’s half the battle won!
However I can be nervous at times and not show it.
That same nervous edge, however, works quite well as I coach or teach. I empathize with people. I believe in being kind for everyone is fighting his or her own battles and kindness helps! Nervousness adds just the right amount of empathy for my coachee’s or client’s problems.
I can understand when they feel lost or unsure – I’ve been there!
I hold people accountable. There’s no way you can coach people if they are not willing or committed to what they need to be doing.
And that’s exactly what engagement is meant to be. As I write this, I know there is a possible downside to being so much in love. But for now, I’m happy to take it all – love, fear and pain. It’s worthwhile.
So go ahead and ask yourself: Are you deeply in love with what you do?