Everybody has a story. Their very own story. Even people that don’t think they have something to tell, have.
Here’s part 2 of my story.
I then came across Coaching, during a training course for project managers and I instantly knew that this was the level of support I wanted to give people in the world. Instead of “just” training I wanted to be there to contribute to the deeper insights and progress of my clients. Many years back I had made two serious evaluations of becoming a Psychologist. Both times I decided to keep working instead of going back to the university for another 4-5 years.
I started training to become a coach, hoping that it would bring me into a path of increased motivation and fulfilment. And coaching as such definitely did. But the company I was with wasn’t ready to apply coaching in their way of working or leading so if I wanted to pursue my new calling I had to turn elsewhere.
I eventually decided my need of change was so pressing, that I had to jump. That was my second big attempt for change. I started my own business and went into self-employment without much to lean on. And it was much more fulfilling. I was fulfilled and increasingly happy, being able to spend more time with my loved ones. Business wise, however, I struggled. Unless you have a superb business model, making a living as a professional coach can be challenging. I was much fulfilled from a working perspective, but business wise I struggled and worried.
Again, I found myself at a cross-road where it was either get a “real” job or create another change to get my business flying.
I created another change, and stepped into the digital world all on my own, without help, knowledge and mentoring. I made an attempt at creating an online business that would bring me at least a side income. And I failed. It didn’t take off. Why? I’ll tell you why – I didn’t have the right tools, knowledge, support, mentoring and know-how to do it properly. Period. I went into without any of the proper prerequisites to succeed.
Again, I had to give myself an ultimatum. Make one last run for it or forever stay in the 9 to 5 and hold my peace. So I did, and the rest is history (dive into part 3).