I’m still buzzing after a weekend spent with some of my amazing clients. These beauties traveled to Portland and we had the BEST time. They’re part of a group of women (a bunch of whom aren’t in this photo) who worked with me for a full year this past year in a program called The Year of Magic.
Needless to say, they are unbelievably magical and I’m so proud of them that sometimes my earrings pop out.
I’ve been thinking a lot about investments as this year’s clients wrap up our work together, and as I talk to kindred spirits around the world about embarking on a new adventure together next year. It takes some chutzpah to ask people to commit to making an investment of time, money, trust, and action.
So I’ve been thinking through some of the best investments I’ve ever made myself, and I thought I’d share them with you here.
3. Working with amazing coaches. I know, this one sounds self-serving since I’m a coach. But it’s true. I’d gotten plenty of coaching as part of my coach training, but it wasn’t until 2011 that I hired my own ‘big guns’ coach. I picked the smartest, toughest, most soulful coach I could find. And when the earthquake hit in March 2011 and my whole life turned upside down, she helped me wade through some of the scariest decisions of my whole life. There is nothing like having a neutral, trusted person in your life who really doesn’t give a shit what you decide to do, she’s going to stand with you anyway, with a fierce compassion and no fear. The kind of clarity I get from working with my coaches (I’ve hired many since then, to help me with business, relationships, writing, and more) is priceless.
So here’s the common thread in all these investments: they helped me become more of who I wanted to be. They helped me grow stronger. More clear. More powerful. They all combine elements of strength training with BEAUTY.
That’s what I aim to give to every person who invests in my classes and coaching, and who invest their time and attention reading this little missive every week. May you go forth and invest wisely!
Also? Invest 3 minutes of your life and go watch this. Twin newborns show us the simplest kind of love.