As many of you know, I am going through major transformation in my life at the moment… There is so much happening in my personal life at the moment that is challenging yet is absolutely strengthening my faith in God and validating my priorities on where my “treasures” really lie. I feel like a caterpillar inside a cocoon that is breaking through but I feel so uncomfortable and scared leaving what has been comfortable for the past season of my life. Breaking through takes strength, tenacity and holding on to the promise that I will grow my wings and start soaring!
Everyday, I look at this key chain that my beloved Mentor, Joel Bauer gave me as a gift a couple of months ago. It’s an absolutely gorgeous and thoughtful gift – a filigreed silver butterfly with simulated diamonds all around! When he gave this to me, I remember what he said “This is a symbol of your TRANSFORMATION…” I took that to heart. I know that with his mentorship, I will transform not just my life, my family’s life but many other entrepreneurs’ lives. I know and believe that I am going through major transformation because I am finally looking at everything I have done in the past 2 years and have started to weed out UNPRODUCTIVE THINGS, ACTIVITIES AND YES, EVEN RELATIONSHIPS.
Why? It’s because:
1) I believe in God’s higher purpose for my life,
2) I am committed to creating, living and leaving a legacy for my family
3) I believe in my Mentors and their desire to see me succeed.
4) I have a responsibility to my Coaching Clients to equip them for success
5) I understand that for me to succeed massively, I NEED INCREDIBLE FOCUS.
I don’t know about you but I haven’t been a very diligent “student”. I have had prior unfinished commitments to people, communities and to myself that I need to finish prior to putting all my efforts in just ONE thing. I have always believed that everything I do or learn was somewhat interrelated so I chose to be “scattered” and DO IT ALL! I have learned a lesson and am now making a conscious decision to re-analyze my strategies.
I’ve heard time and time again that “Only focused laser light can produce a flame….” Every time I get distracted, I remember this yet I couldn’t resist the implementation of what I have already previously committed to not to mention what I feel I am lacking at the moment that I need to learn and implement, taking me further away from simply using what I already know!
In the past few days, I had to re-analyze the activities I’ve been doing in the past 2 years and really identify which of them bring the best value… Value to my family, my self, my clients and everyone who has allowed me to share some of my life’s wisdom and experiences to them.
Transformation is never simple… it is rather uncomfortable, painful and seems complicated for the moment…
However, what lies ahead is bliss, clarity, peace, success…. if only for a moment until the need for the next transformation happens…
I thank my wonderful Mentor and friends for their kind words at this time of “metamorphosis”: Joel Bauer, Jorge Bueno, Mary Anne Morcos, Jerry Chen, George Fourie, Stevi Sullivan, Mike Klingler, Ann Sieg, Eric Walker, DiDi Alcheva, Tracy Repchuk, Moriah Diamond, Lisa Holcomb, Amy Schuber, Javier Rivero-Diaz, Sherrie Rose, Ramiro Damil, Tony Echevarry, Mirna Bard, Irene Denver, Lisa Hunter-Pompa, Elsa Yambao, Margareta Roszonday-Hien, John Wannop, Barb Farrel Axelton, Cora Germer, Ramiro Damil, Valerie Von Iglau, Leticia Colin, Cindy Portz-Murphy, Roz Fruchtman, Eve and Vinden Grace and my INSPIRATION, Gary and Garrett Tiebens.
At the end of the day, it is RELATIONSHIPS that we have left. You all my priceless “treasures”. Your presence in my life strengthens me and brings me immeasurable HOPE!