“If you are working on something exciting that you really care about, you don't have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” ~ Steve Jobs
I came across this quote in one of my coach training classes many months ago and it has stuck with me ever since. I started thinking, what if I could apply this not just to projects and business ideas, but apply it to my life?
I have had the longtime habit of living from a place where I avoid what I don’t want as much as possible, and base personal decisions on how I want to move away from certain ideas, habits, and situations that weren’t right for me. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I think it’s only half of what I should be doing.
I read this quote and it got me excited! What if the vision of what you really want your future to look like is what gets you excited every day? You are going to start making decisions and doing things, no matter how big or small, that align with that future as much as possible.
While all of my writings about parenting come from personal experience, my personal life, and decisions I have made in it have felt…. well, muddy and incomplete; with no clear intention of what I wanted down the line. I may have thought I was doing well, and I am proud of myself for how far I have come, but through my training, I realized I could do SO much better! When I say better, I mean with clearer intent and clearer vision.
As a Parent Coach and Mentor, I have learned to apply my training to my own life. You know the saying - “If you're going to talk the talk, you've got to walk the walk”? I have definitely been doing that! Now, instead of having the habitual mindset of only working on problems I wanted to solve, so I can move away from them by getting them out of my life, I have been practicing envisioning what I want for my own future…. a moving towards, so to speak. This has shifted me from only setting goals, to getting excited for the vision of exactly what I want, so those goals could be even more focused.
In this journey, I decided that in order to help other parents with the same thing, I could find a way to inspire you all to create exciting future visions for yourselves. To help with this inspiration, I have opened up my blog to include stories from all of you!
Do you have a story like this to share but don’t have the outlet? Do you have a blog already and would like more exposure? Do you have an “Ah-ha!” parenting moment that is just too good not to share? Have you taken more control over your life in order to set a better example for your children?
Go over to my website and drop me a message if you’d like to contribute stories that may inspire other parents.
As a Parent Coach and Mentor, my passion lies in empowering parents to make the best decisions they can for their children and their families as a whole. As a well-trained coach, I can be your facilitator and accountability partner for long-lasting, meaningful change that has a permanent, positive impact for your family. By focusing on the values that you hold most important in your life, I can help you create and maintain the type of parenting relationship you want to have with your children, now and into their adulthood.
I am a homeschooling mom of four children in Massachusetts. I am also the author of a book called The Herbal Beverage Book, which can be found on amazon or directly on my website. When not coaching, writing or spending time with the family, I enjoy Hayao Miyazaki films, new and classic Dr. Who episodes, anything related to American history and a great glass of mead.
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This blog is a collection of thoughts, articles and perspectives I have at any one time. While I am pretty consistent in my beliefs, life changes and evolves along with experiences. You may feel a connection with me through my writing yet I never want any of my readers to misunderstand that the connection you feel is with a perspective I have shared and not me as a person. I am continually humbled that I am able to connect with my readers, and I hope to continue to be able to for many years to come, but it doesn't make us connected in any way beyond this. If you connect with what I write and know me as an acquaintance, this in no way reflects that I have any knowledge of you, your situation in life or that I am writing with you in mind. It is merely that I have shared a human experience that most likely very many others have had has well. This also goes for anything I post on my Twitter account, Facebook Page and Facebook personal page. I wanted to make this disclaimer as clear as possible so you know that any misunderstanding you choose to have is not my responsibility.