Coming off what I would consider a MAJOR detour in my journey, it became very clear to me that I was at a crossroad in my life and with Parenting Renewed. Part of me wanted to stay status quo and just periodically blog and speak on parenting – after all I have become very comfortable within this skin.
The larger part was calling for me to take it a step further and completely step out of my comfort zone and to once again push myself to new limits.
Nine days ago, I asked my husband, to allow me some space to figure what my next steps are in how I want to move forward with my business. He was not allowed to ask me, “What are you doing?” or “What are you thinking?”
Since Jeff is a business and book publishing coach, I have no doubt this has been very difficult, but he 100% honored my space.
And I too gave myself the permission to take a hiatus from constant contact with emails and social media.
I dismissed the limiting pressure of, “What am I supposed to do now?”
I went nine days without the companionship of my laptop – a totally liberating experience to say the least.
It was through this gift of space, that I have gained great clarity on what I want to do moving forward with Parenting Renewed – I want to do more than just blog and talk about parenting.
I want to be part of a bigger solution.
And so the action began – I have enrolled in certification classes that I have spoken of for far too long.
For years, people have asked to work one-on-one with me to navigate through the parenting journey. For lack of a better word, they have asked me to “coach” them through the process.
I have taken on a select, few clients – yet something inside of me was holding me back from launching a coaching practice of my own.
The resistance to this calling has been outweighed by something far more powerful – something I can’t quite describe.
On Friday morning, I made the decision to pursue my certification as a Life Coach, and I will also continue my certification in Emotional Freedom Technique (Meridian Tapping).
In time I will also continue my studies in Reiki and my goal is to become a Reiki Master.
For the first time in a long time, I could feel a sense of relief and knew I was once again in alignment with my life’s purpose.
And then the Universe spoke – On Friday afternoon, just mere hours after making this decision, I received the following message from one of my select, few clients: “Hey Deb – was telling two of our friends about the difference you made with us and our [son] and they want to connect with you…you made such a big difference with us!”
How’s that for instant validation?
The thought sends chills through my body.
Sometimes in life, you just have to walk completely away from something for clarity to advance.
So now I move forward, allowing Parenting Renewed to grow in to something I have dreamed of and it will allow me to put into practice techniques I have used on my own kids for years.
I will continue to foster Moments to Memories Video, as this will support the financial undertaking of my certifications.
I will continue to blog and speak.
I will continue to learn and grow.
I will continue to be an example for my kids and to follow my dreams.
I will continue to honor my life’s purpose in this world.
Am I scared? You bet I am – absolutely terrified!
But I can no longer allow myself to fall prey to my fear of failure…or my fear of success!
PS. What is it that you are having a higher calling for? What is holding you back from moving forward?