I’m so excited, I’m so excited, I’m SO FREAKING EXCITED! Why? Because I have something really, really special for you today!!!
I was talking to a friend a couple of weeks ago and she mentioned how great it would be if I could post a real life coaching call, so people could listen in on one as an example. I agreed that this would be sheer, unadulterated awesomeness, but I really didn’t feel comfortable asking any of my existing clients to allow me to publicize what is often an incredibly personal and private exchange. So, I let it go.
Then, Linda, one of my awesome readers, emailed me after reading Quiet Strength – How To Stand Up For Yourself Without Being a Bitch. She wanted to know how to confront someone whom she felt was being difficult on purpose. I found this question really interesting and thought it would make a great blog post. I was totally inundated with emails that week, though, and just couldn’t face even one more written exchange (the timing of the Universe is phenomenal), and so I offered to get on the phone with Linda.
Long story short, what was supposed to be a 20 minute call turned into a full hour, filled with full on coaching. Linda graciously agreed to let me publish this call for your benefit and listening pleasure. That’s right, you get to listen in on an actual coaching call, and boy did we cover a lot.
Not only that, but this entire episode has spawned an idea – a way for me to bring you more of these calls, and make coaching much more accessible (and affordable) to many more people. But I don’t want to spoil the surprise or take away from the incredible value of this call, so I’ll wait until Sunday to tell you all about my epiphany.
So, without further ado, here’s the call focusing on how to overcome issues with Confrontation:
During the call, Linda refers to a poem. This is it:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson
Ok, now it’s your turn to share your thoughts. Was listening to this call helpful to you? What was the most important insight you took away from this call? I can’t wait to read your comments. Yay!