My mission is also my lifelong goal - to heal and to be also healed. To bring my contribution by supporting others on their transformational journey and to allow myself to learn and be inspired by them. To be healed for me means to be in a natural state, at ease; a state where all systems (psychological, emotional and spiritual) are working in balance and there are no stress points.
I imagine myself as a coach in the gym who is spotting his press-ups client - he is not lifting the bar for them, but he motivates and holds their hands. He is not lifting any weights for them, but he is there to empower them to do it themselves while he supports and cheers them on. Just like a gym coach, I am there to only for a while, until the client learns the routines and exercise rules, but after that point, he is on his own.
That is my mission - to support other people on their journey until they can take it upon themselves and contribute by helping others to do the same. This is how my legacy will be passed on from one person to another.
My values have always been important to me and I’ve always felt like I know what they are and what is non-negotiable for me. Maybe they have changed over time, with life experience, but now I feel like the below ones represent me and my belief system very well. These are important things in my life right now, and to my coaching practice as equally, as I want for my clients what I want for me, as well. I guide my life and daily routine through them and when hardship strikes I’m trying to lean into flexibility and resilience and finish every day in gratitude.
Having an abundance mindset for me means to dream big, to have big goals and to go for the top. We are in the driver’s seat and we are all empowered to pursue our dreams. This means to me to be grateful for what you have already, appreciate the memorable and meaningful life experiences and not feel threatened by other’s people success.
To be in balance with everything, mentally, physically, emotionally, is everything. If this doesn’t happen, you are vulnerable to illness on any level. So keeping an active body, positive attitude and practicing mindfulness is part of my daily life.
You cannot be a coach without being empathic. Being empathic for me means to understand people, to see the world through their eyes, so I can be able to support them.
It’s easy to just do nothing, but to help other people by making your small contribution it’s not so easy. I truly believe we are not here to live off of other people, we’re here to help one another. It’s up to each of us to contribute; it’s a choice we do every day through as small things as passing knowledge and understanding for each other.
For me, it means to allow yourself to go with the flow. The oak tree is strong against wind, but against rain and bad weather becomes brittle and easy to break. Seagrass, on the other hand, it’s light and fragile, but it can bend with the waves. To survive, we need to be flexible and adapt to any ‘bad weather conditions’ that may come our way. Technology, innovation and modern era devices are already here and even though, as we get older it becomes more difficult to adapt and embrace new things, we must put ourselves outside of our comfort zone. This is the only way to grow.
Continuous Learning -
I am a lifetime learner. When we start to think we know everything, we are in trouble.
Always stay curious about things. It’s my job as a coach to try and stay curious all the time.
Resilience for me is not the strength in powering through obstacles, but the ability to bounce back from hardship. This is my goal for my clients. There is a lesson in any struggle. We are all stressed in new environments, no matter what forms it takes. Even though we feel fear, we need to feel courage as well. There are fear AND courage, not fear or courage. The courage of giving yourself or the situation a chance, despite feeling discomfort and fear - is resilience.
Be grateful for what you already have. Look for the good in all things and be thankful for every moment, thing or person that touches your life. It can be a ray of sun, a phone call, a smile from a stranger, a rainbow - there are always things in our lives to be thankful for.