It is easy to "love" other people. It is easy to give everything. It is easy to understand others and make them feel good about themselves.
I sought out a life coach. In my journey with her, I discovered that I was miserable on the inside.... about other peoples actions in my life, I was stressed about things I felt I had no control over. (I also learned that I am a little bit of a control freak) She taught me about boundaries. I started to understand the importance self-awareness and self-care. I learned things about myself I didn't know. I examined my values, the things that were really important to me and I had to make some tough changes.
I struggled with the concept of loving me. Somewhere along my journey I lost my voice, I found guilt, fear, anger, sadness and disgust in myself. I lost my voice. I didn't feel I had the knowledge or status to voice my thoughts and ideas. Through learning and understanding my communication style I found my voice. I learned that communicating with my values at the forefront of my mind I have created peace, reduced anxiety, worry and stress. I sleep better at night knowing I did my best and communicated with integrity, faith and courage. I can have those hard conversations I tried to avoid most of my life. I have confidence in seeking to understand and asking questions instead of jumping to conclusions or making assumptions.
I have spent years observing, developing, learning and understanding the value of effective communication in life. I have found my passion in helping people and businesses to grow, to learn and to succeed with an unshakable foundation in communication. I have so many stories of failures and triumphs to share, to motivate and to encourage anyone who is looking be better tomorrow than they are today. Leaders are born every day.
I would like to give credit to the mentors in my life for providing, A#$ kicking, the details and insight I use in my daily life. Thank you: Cyndi Wallace-Sipes, Virginia Phillips, Robert and Vanessa Raymond, Niki Cicak, Lila Veronica. Authors -Berne Brown, John Maxwell, Napoleon Hill and many more! And a special thank you to my Husband, my children and my sister for supporting me in my journey.