"Most people die with the music still in them." Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Most people die with the music still in them." Oliver Wendell Holmes

In 1997, I started the process of training to be a Personal
Coach.
It evolved naturally from my counseling training and practice.
In fact, it was one of my counseling clients who gave me a magazine
article about personal coaching and suggested it would be a good fit for
me.
The article explained how personal coaching was like having a personal
trainer
for the soul and that more and more people were achieving their goals
and realizing
their dreams with the help of a Personal Coach. 
I was attracted to coaching because it focused on helping clients make full use
of their talents and realize their potential.
 
And that is why the Oliver Wendell Holmes quote is the topic of this month’s e-zine. Learning to make full use of your talents and to realize your potential means allowing the music within you to flow out and enchant the world.
Do you feel as if you are expressing your inner music? Do you even know what that is? If you are a mom who is ready to explore herself and express more of herself, coaching can really help. Here are three steps you can do to get you started.
 

  1. Who are you now at this stage of your life? Do you still have a connection with the person you were before you had kids? See if you can find her again. What were some of your favorite things to do? What did you read? Did you have dreams other than having children? Take some time to write out some of your thoughts.

 

  1. Start a journaling habit. Spending time writing in a journal is a great way to create a stronger relationship with yourself. Journals help you to sort things outs. They allow you to express yourself fully, without sensor – as long as you keep your journal private. Writing in your journal allows you to focus within. This is so nourishing because you have been focused on the world all day long. It feeds your heart and soul to focus on your inner life for a few minutes a day.

 

  1. Set a goal that is connected to something important to you. Bottom line, coaching is about helping people accomplish goals that lead eventually to a feeling of fulfillment. What kind of goal could you set that would start you on your way? Have you always wanted to write? One participant in a Mothers on Fire workshop realized that she always wanted to write. But she had let her desire take a back seat. The workshop got her thinking, so she signed up for a writing class. She can’t believe how much happier she is every day.

 
Letting the music within you flow into the world doesn’t have to be a big deal. It might be a class. It could be a walk to end breast cancer. You’ll find great ideas and lots of inspiration in our Meet a Mother on Fire column on our website. Don’t be one of those people that Oliver Wendell Holmes writes about. Don’t die without first fully living. Your music will add so much to the symphony of life. We are all waiting to hear it.
 
Written by Lisa Garber