Teaching What We’ve Learned
I just had a profound conversation with an Executive Wellness Coach and Mentor, Corey Phelps. She highlighted her new Burnout to Breakthrough program that is based upon what she experienced in the past transitioning from a career in realestate to one of a holistic professional and pilates studio owner. I was excited to hear about her program and more about her story.
I bring this up because during the course of our conversation she made one point that resonated with me and why I wrote Big Time Journey of a Small Town Girl. That point is, we teach what we have experienced ourselves. Whether that be overcoming hardship or learning a new skill, what we are driven to focus on ourselves, often becomes what we feel we want to share with others.
I wrote Big Time Journey of a Small Town Girl as a means to empower women to be change makers. I overhauled my life when, after a toxic 5-year relationship ended abruptly with my boyfriend getting engaged before he broke up with me. This figurative slap in the face propelled me to wake up and follow my dreams. What some may consider a devastating blow was just what I needed to galvanize me into action, propelling me to travel and ultimately move abroad to Belgium. I want to be that voice, that testament for women across the globe, that coming from a small town, bad relationship, or stagnate career is not a terminal life sentence, that tremendous change is possible. We are in control of our perception of reality and what direction we want to take on our journey. I offer women tools to manifest opportunity and embody a more peaceful place during life’s transitions. I offer these instruments, or what I term in the book as “nuggets of wisdom best shared” as a token of what I learned going through dark and not-so-comfortable change. Even today, I am learning how to navigate the journey of rejection and set backs that redirect me to other opportunities.
What’s the moral of the story? Don’t be afraid to share what you have learned. It may in fact help someone else along their way from point A to point B in their life.
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