Understand Who You Are
I’ve been offering coaching for a while, but I find that people are often confused about what coaching is and how it can help them. This four week blog series is designed to help you understand who I am, who YOU are, and how I can help you live the life you’ve always dreamed of.
Find other posts in this series here: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4
If you are struggling to figure out what you want to do with your life and desire to create freedom and flexibility in your career, first you need to understand who you are and how you can incorporate ALL of your valuable strengths and skills into your life.
If you’ve ever…
- Felt worried you’ll choose the wrong thing.
- Been overwhelmed by feeling forced to figure out your entire life.
- Thought you can only do or be ONE thing.
- Worried about your career path and whether you can create a sustainable life you love.
- Been frustrated by your own indecisiveness.
- Felt misunderstood.
… then you are in the right place!
I believe that we should all be able to do what we love. But first you have to know who you are, and how to work in your strengths.
Understanding your motivations can help you uncover WHY you do what you do. Personality tests are a great way to start learning more about yourself. I recommend starting with learning your Myers-Briggs type, StrengthsFinder, and maybe even your Enneagram number.
Then, take some time to consider and journal through the following questions:
- What are my greatest strengths?
- What interests or desires do I keep returning to?
- What frustrates me about my current situation?
If you are ready to dig in and do more work on identifying who you are, I offer a self-guided mini-course, My Unique Blueprint, that will walk you through exercises to help you with this process.
Writing it down is a great place to start untangling your thoughts, but sometimes an outside perspective can give the insight you need. A coaching session can help you identify your personality types and show you strengths you may not have considered.
This process may take a little time. Don’t be discouraged if you take one personality test and don’t feel like you’ve made progress. You might need to take multiple assessments to unlock the understanding you are looking for. Each test reveals something a little different and you might need to sit with the results for a little while before you are ready to use them to further explore your personality and motivations. Spend some time observing yourself. Note what brings you joy and when you feel irritated or overwhelmed. Use your journal or planner to jot down what you are noticing or use an app like Mood Meter.
The time you spend getting to know yourself will be well worth it when you start to work on establishing your vision. Understanding yourself is the foundation for everything that comes next!