I had read all the books. Read all the blogs. Taken all the assessments. Asked all my friends, family, and coworkers all the questions. Listened to all the podcasts. Gone to all the conferences, seminars, and workshops. Done all the praying. I had done all the things. And I still couldn’t find my purpose. Then one day my best friend texted me from a workshop that she was attending and said “Girl, this is what you need to be doing.” I dismissed her text, but as we talked about her experience of the workshop throughout the week, I became more interested in attending so I signed up for the next session being offered. Fast forward to several months later, I was sitting in the workshop amazed at how my life had instantly changed and even more amazed by the instructor who was responsible for that change. I texted my best friend and said “Girl, this is amazing. This is what I want to be doing.” I had no idea that what I was saying was the same thing she had told me months earlier. I thought she meant that I needed to attend the workshop…not become an instructor, a life-changer.
I looked into becoming one of their instructors but they required a huge lifetime and travel commitment that was not a good fit for me and my family so I passed. However, I continued doing the work on myself and eventually came across a life coaching program and immediately knew that it was what I needed to do.
I shared this story because these were the series of events that happened that helped me realize that I was in my own way. So here is the kicker. I already knew what I was supposed to be doing, yall. I’ve known for years. Wanna know why I pushed it all the way down, far away from myself and pretended that it needed to be “found”? Because I didn’t think it was possible. “It is not your typical corporate or medical job.” “It’s not what you do with your life when you get a degree.” “I have a successful career.” “I am not using my God-given gifts/talents at their highest potential and a huge part of me feels unfulfilled, but this is just how life is.” I had all the thoughts.
After having these thoughts for so long, I eventually believed them. (A belief is a thought that you think over and over and over.) With lots of work, I was eventually able to remove the belief that what I wanted wasn’t possible, and replace it with the belief that creating the life that I want is very possible. And here I am, The Thought Trainer Life Coaching.
Many of you know that something is missing, that you’re not doing enough, that you’re not making an impact in the world, that you’re unfulfilled and are merely existing, not living. Some of you may know exactly what you are supposed to be doing, but just can’t figure out how to get started. Others may be like me — you’ve just pushed it down for so long that you can’t quite believe in it. Or maybe you don’t know what your purpose is yet. In any case, figuring out what’s blocking you is the first step, whether it’s a belief or something else. I can help.
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— Gabrielle, The Thought Trainer