I have always loved children. Bring any child into my home and they will be treated as if they were my own. Therefore it was natural for me to bring three children into my home, to foster and then later adopt as my own.
I also love to organize parties. When my sister was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer I planned a silent auction at a vineyard. My goal was to raise $10,000 and we surpassed it by $2,000! My daughter celebrated her 13th birthday over the weekend and we did a scavenger hunt for two days.
When I was in middle school my peers would always come to me for advice. I would hold space for them to talk, share their challenges and I listened. I sometimes would give some ideas to move forward (More on this in a future post and how I became a coach).
These are just a couple of examples of the strengths and uniqueness of me. But before looking deeper into it, I thought that everyone was like me. I didn’t think it was anything special. As I get older and the more I hear people tell me about me talents, I’m finally believing and owning them.
God gave all of us special and unique talents to use while we are here. Our life’s purpose is to nurture and grow those talents and to use them by serving others.
Here are a few questions I asked myself when discovering that my purpose and passion was to be a Christian Life Coach.
What things do you enjoy today that you also enjoyed as a child?
Describe a time and place you remember feeling truly at peace and happy. What were you doing?
What was your favorite subject in school? What subject was easiest for you? Why?
What was your favorite job? What strengths did you use to do the job well?
What activities make you lose track of time?
If money wasn’t an issue what would you do? Be? Have?
*BONUS: Interview 5-10 people that you trust. Ask them:
What do you think are my strongest traits?
What do I do consistently well?
Can you remember a time I seemed happiest?
What aspects do you respect about me?
How do you see me limiting myself?
I’m excited to hear what you’ve discovered about yourself. Leave a comment and if you find this helpful, please share with your friends.