In my last post, I had mentioned some “Big Changes” to come. Want to know what they are?
So in the last three years I’ve had a lot of rather significant realizations, accomplishments, pitfalls, and trials.
To sum up:
Coaching is something I love doing, and (according to my clients) something I do well, but it just isn’t working for me financially at the moment. I am going to continue coaching, but it isn’t going to be my focus any more.
Instead I am focusing on two things:
- Inspirational Speaking and…
Why the change?
Again to sum up:
Life is short and I need to follow my heart.
Where is my heart leading me? (you ask) To tell stories.
Writing has always been my first love and now I am going to be doing more of it. As well, I want to be out in front of more people, tell my story and inspiring others to find their purpose or find true happiness!
Part of the research break I started three years ago was to distil my message down to a core nugget of meaning. Yes, my purpose is to make the world a happier place, but what was my message? What was it I wanted to say to the world and focus my coaching and speaking on. Was it just happiness? Was is purpose? Was there more to it?
As it turns out, there is a LOT more to it. What resonated the most with me was the following message: to entertain and inspire. this may change or be altered slightly in the future, but that’s what’s inspiring me at the moment.
This is HOW I want to make the world a happier place. Sure I can do this through coaching, but that isn’t my preferred medium. I want to tell stories that entertain and inspire, and that… is best done through writing or speaking.
I wrote a book on happiness … and let it sit there doing nothing because my editor said it wouldn’t sell. In part I think she was right because I was trying to write the kind of book I was reading, a research based “here is what happiness is and how it helps” sort of thing, but I hadn’t really done any scientific, double-blind, studies like those authors had. I just had my own experience, that of my clients, and the research I had done reading and extrapolating from others. So it’s on hold for the moment until I find the right message for it. Perhaps that message is “to entertain and inspire” or it may be something else.
What I KNOW about writing is – it won’t happen without an inspiration a “breath” of meaning behind every word you put down. Right now that is not what I am inspired to write.
Instead I am writing fiction, believe it or not. I write fantasy tales (knights and dragons and such) as well as (brace yourselves) a little romance.
This is where my heart is now and what I and following.
As for the speaking side. I have the speeches and workshops listed on this site, but I am working more as well. In this case, inspiration is also important, but mostly I want to know what inspires YOU that you would like me to speak about.
I haven’t had any speaking gigs in a while, so I am putting this out there. What do you want to be inspired about? Let me know (contact me) and I’ll create a speech for you. In this case it is your passion and questions which inspire me to write and create and deliver a new speech.
So there you go. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
But now you know where I’m headed and I hope to see you along the way!