Ok my beautiful people . . . here’s the deal . . . CHANGE is happening over here!!!
I’ve been “clearing out” my coaching practice and experiencing ginormous internal shifts that are making me squirm uncomfortably but also jump for joy!
I’ve realized that I have been pushing away (for many years) what really gets me excited and dare I say turned on when it comes to my coaching practice.
I have been following the path of what I think “I should” be doing with my life coach training and certification AND my Physical Therapy degree . . . instead of REALLY listening to my gut. I have continued down this smooth road because that was the plan . . . and I have all the binders and notes and books and certifications and a Masters Degree to prove it!
Yet right now . . . my gut is full of butterflies giving my “plan” the finger (I know, butterflies don’t have fingers . . . but just go with it) and whispering to me, “Take the damn leap, shake it up a bit, put yourself out there, be true to your superpowers.”
So I am listening to those whispers, taking that leap . . . and officially stepping out as a Clearing Coach and Organizational Consultant.
I actually don’t even know if that is what I am going to call “myself” or “my work” or whatever . . . labels can be so damn confusing . . . but hopefully you’re picking up what I’m laying down!
I wanted to write this blog to you . . . my supportive and beautiful people AFTER I had organized all of my notes and thoughts about my clearing practice, scoured my “clearing mantras” to get just the right tagline to WOW you with, and reread all 25 of my books on clearing, organizing, creating clutter free spaces and sparking joy . . . because that is easier than putting myself out there with this new “ish” path I am walking down (actually . . . it feels more like I’m skipping)!!
Instead, I just decided to write to you with all of my notes scattered on my desk (gasp . . . I know, not very “organized” of me), my books stacked on the floor beside me, and my thoughts a bit unclear but my excited energy keeping my fingers typing away!
I just wanted to tell you that clearing clutter and organizing is my jam and I am really fucking good at it!
It doesn’t feel like work when I do it (with a client or in my own home), I could do it all day every day and the satisfaction of a clear space is addicting!
Also . . . I have a HUGE girl crush on Marie Kondo!
The thing is . . . I am NOT going to reinvent the “Clearing and Organizing Wheel.” There are SO many amazing experts that I love and have learned from (Marie Kondo, Peter Walsh, Stephanie Vogt, Katherine North, Gail Blanke, my mom)! So much information from different perspectives and philosophies . . .
but the goal is the same . . . to create clear and organized spaces around you so you can enjoy your beautiful life and be a kick ass human being!
What I AM going to do . . . is make these ideas and methods and processes available to YOU through my blogs and social media and clearing practice.
Most of us can’t afford to bring Marie Kondo over from Japan to help us clear our spaces for a week . . . but you can afford me! And just so you know . . . there is plenty of “traditional coaching” going on as I clear with my clients so it’s really a “two for one deal.” (And by the way . . . I can help you clear and organize remotely! Skype is an amazing tool)!
What I’m ALSO going to do . . . is make sure you realize that cleared spaces and an organized home and life (calendar-emails-filing system-schedule) DO NOT happen over night. You are NOT a bad person if you decide to keep more than 30 books (I don’t know how Marie Kondo does that)!! You have not “failed” if you can’t quite give up those “pre baby” pair of jeans that haven’t been worn in 3 years.
I get it . . . we all have our shit (literally and figuratively). BUT letting go of that shit, clearing spaces, living with less crap and chaos around you . . . WILL create clarity and calm and true joy . . . and isn’t that what we all want?!?
Side Note: Just because I am tweaking my coaching practice a bit DOES NOT mean that I haven’t loved every one of my coaching and personal training clients . . . and still do! I’m not going anywhere people! I ADORE my clients and will continue coaching and personal training as long as you need me! So DO NOT fret! I’m here for you girl!
This isn’t a completely new gig for me. Clearing coaching IS on my website and I have worked with several clearing clients (getting goose bumps as I admire all their beautifully cleared spaces and the internal transformation my clients go thorough). (PUT WEBSITE LINK HERE) And have I mentioned the rush I get when I drop off the car load of crap at the donation centers . . . PURE ECSTASY . . . I know, I’m weird!
I haven’t called myself a Clearing Coach and Organizational Consultant because I haven’t given myself permission to take a detour from my plan, because WTF . . . how do I do that??
But as my Goddess Card Aine says . . . “Take a risk, and put your heart’s true desire into action!” So here I am . . . giving myself permission to take a risk, listen to my gut and put my true heart’s desire into action!
Go ahead . . . now you give it a try (even a small risk or leap can be super powerful) and see how it feels!
SO MUCH MORE TO COME . . . but for now . . .
A Clearing Tip from yours truly – Clearing your Bedside Table . . .
Sleep is life and clearing the space around you where you sleep is powerful! Throw away the used tissues, place a decorative bin on the floor to put “away” your motrin bottle, your headphones, hand cream, etc. Clear out the books that you are NEVER going to read and take the 4 water glasses down to the kitchen sink! The only thing you should have on your bedside table is your clock (or phone) one water glass and a lamp! That is truly all you need . . . so get rid of the rest . . . and enjoy a good nights sleep!