Monday, March 1, 2010

A bit of history

My path to becoming a life coach started when I delved deeper into the study of martial arts.
I was relatively fresh out of college, recently single and my weight was pushing the deuce. I had to do something, pronto!
I had taken some Tae Kwon Do in high school and touched on it again in college, but I needed something different.

As fate would have it, a new school opened up literally blocks from home and I stopped in to check it out.
Long story short, I joined and began training in Jun Fan - Jeet Kune Do Concepts, which is the art and philosophy of Bruce Lee.
The major thing that Bruce Lee stressed was it’s all on you. You have the power and drive to make the change you want to see. This journey is not made in a vacuum, however, and we do seek guidance from others.

This philosophy touched me most and I started asking myself questions. You know, the big ones like, “Who am I?” and “What can I do to improve myself?” Over time, those questions came up again with people I was talking with by way of me asking them. I found the conversations were boarding on life altering, and after some period of time I heard some have been. A simple conversation opened up the possibilities, and I was happy to be a part of that transition.

I moved along with a few careers and was never really satisfied with any of them. No surprise as over half of working Americans are not pleased with their jobs either.

When I found myself at that moment of change, I made the leap. I re-evaluated who I am and decided quite quickly to become a certified life coach. I already had the ability to ask the questions and it just needed to be taken to 11.

I look forward to clarifying people’s goal and guiding them along the path of their choosing!

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