My Full-Circle Moment on the Beach

I was 24, and I felt like my life was falling apart. After another monotonous day working at the Chilean Navy’s language school, I found myself sitting on the beach and gazing out at the beautiful Pacific Ocean, thinking about how hard the last year had been.

Just a few weeks after graduating college, I was so overwhelmed and unsure about what to do next that when my boyfriend offered to fly me to Chile for a vacation, I jumped at it. What was supposed to be a two-week vacation turned into ten long, confusing months. I didn’t stay because I was following my heart, I stayed because I had no idea what else to do.

There I was: one massive earthquake, three apartments, and four dissatisfying jobs later, I found myself in the midst of a heart-wrenching breakup.

Life hadn’t felt easy or joyful for a long time, and looking back I realize that I thought it was normal to feel this way. It had been so long since I had felt like myself, and I had started to accept this as my new normal.

But that day on the beach, as I gazed into the sunset-streaked Pacific Ocean, I caught a glimmer of something that felt so foreign to me at the time, I hardly recognized it: hope.

Hope that my future would be a lot better and brighter than my past. Hope that I was going to lead an amazing and fulfilling life. Hope that the unknown road that lay before me was a lot brighter than the painful year that lay behind me.

This memory stands out so vividly in my mind because it was so different from how I had been feeling. It was as if the ocean reconnected me with myself and my infinite potential.

That feeling of hope and lightness was fleeing, but the memory has stayed with me forever. And my life has gotten better and better, just as I had envisioned that day.

Five years later,  I find myself once again living blocks away from the same ocean that captivated my very soul and reminded me of the possibilities that lay before me. The other day as I sat on Venice Beach watching the sunset, I felt like a part of me had come home. I wanted to shout to my younger self, “YES, life WILL get so much better, just hold on. You are going through a lot right now, and the next few years won’t be easy either…but on the other side of these challenging times is magic, expansion, and dreams you haven’t even imagined yet. Hold onto hope, it will carry you through.”

I feel hopeful once again, as I settle into my new life in California. The future is unknown, but I have hope that my life is going to get so much better, even beyond my wildest dreams. I can feel it, even if I can’t quite see it.

And that is my wish for you. That you believe in a brighter future for yourself, one beyond what you can even imagine for yourself. If you are going through a hard time right now, grasp onto the belief that something better is on the way, because it is. You are going through this right now for a reason, and even if you don’t understand why, this experience is in service to your growth.

And with that, I’ve just inspired myself to eat my lunch by the ocean. Sending you love, hope and sunshine from California.

These 3 words freak people out

When we graduate high school or college, people LOVE to ask us what we are doing next, right? And we feel a lot of pressure to answer, and to make it good. People want concrete answers, like, “I’m going to grad school next.” Or, “I’m going to take some time to travel and then get a job.”

There aren’t many people who will answer the question, “what are you going to do now?” with these three simple words: “I don’t know.”

Which is why so many people rush into plans without thinking them through. For example, many people rush into grad school right after college just so they have a plan and a future that is mapped out. They are avoiding their “I don’t knows.”

I get it, I have been there too. When I quit my teaching job, I already felt like a crazy person for leaving a stable job at a good school, so I felt like I needed a really good excuse as to why I was quitting.

So I found one. “I am leaving because I am going to take a backpacking trip throughout Southeast Asia.”

It was true, that was my plan, but it wasn’t my underlying reason for quitting. I was quitting because I couldn’t see myself working there five years down the road, because the job was draining my energy, and because I knew that I was meant to do something else. Yet at the time, I didn’t trust my intuition as much as I do now, so I was super uncomfortable with the idea of telling people that I was quitting just because “it felt right.” I was even more uncomfortable with the idea of telling people I had no idea what I would do in place of teaching.

Now, I’m a little more comfortable in the unknown. Don’t get me wrong, it still freaks me out at times! But as I get ready to move to California in a week, I am more comfortable going simply because it feels right, and I’m trusting it’s because L.A. is  where I need to be. I don’t know exactly why, and I really have no idea what this year will bring, but I’m becoming more and more ok with that.

The truth is, we aren’t supposed to have everything figured out all the time. Imagine the pressure of that! We are human, we are supposed to have periods of uncertainty and not knowing. It is during these periods when we cultivate inner qualities like trust and intuition, as well as having fun exploring all the possibilities for our lives…if we allow ourselves to.

Yet we miss all this when we put pressure on ourselves to always know what is coming next. To have a plan, even if it’s something we’ve thrown together just for the sake of having a plan, for having something to tell people so they don’t think we are crazy or lost.

But what if we start answering questions like this:

“Ok, you’re quitting this job…what next?”

“I have no idea. But I trust that in time, I will know what to do. I’ll figure it out.”

Maybe that answer wouldn’t satisfy people. Maybe it would make them feel uncomfortable, because they too thrive off of always having a plan, knowing what’s next. But maybe it will also open up the possibility for them that life is more magical and adventurous when we allow ourselves periods of exploration and “not-knowingness.” Life would be pretty boring if we always stuck exactly to a plan, wouldn’t it?

Does this resonate with you? I’d love to hear about it.

Also, I am hosting exploratory calls for those interested in coaching with me! If your job is draining you and you’re ready to find a career that you can feel excited about, I would LOVE to talk to you. I am now offering 30-minute complimentary strategy sessions. These are no-obligation sessions where we will discuss my program and how I can help you on the way to your dream career. Even if you decide my program isn’t for you, you will get value out of our session. Email me at syversam@gmail.com and we can schedule a time together!

Are you wearing a mask?

Do you feel like you have to be someone else in order to do your job?

I used to feel that way.

I was teaching middle school Spanish, and I had these moments where I found myself lecturing my students about their behavior or their lack of motivation, and I would wonder who had taken over my body.

I felt such a disconnect, like this person standing up in front of the classroom wasn’t really me.

It wasn’t natural for me to be a disciplinarian, I dreaded that aspect of the job. Plus I wasn’t passionate about the subject I was teaching, so I found it pretty draining to teach it every day.

The longer I taught, the more I realized that in order to do the job I felt I had to put on a mask, to almost become another person.

And that felt painful.

But I thought this was normal, I thought this was just what everyone did.

For awhile, I bought into this crazy collective belief we have in our culture that if you went to school for it, you must do it forever. But think about it: most of us chose our careers when we were still teenagers, with limited life experience and no real training on how to choose a major/career aligned with who we are. And down the road when we find ourselves in a career that we chose with limited knowledge and life experience, instead of feeling compassion for ourselves we beat ourselves up for not knowing better.

Enough of the craziness. You did the best you could with what you knew at the time, and now you have the experience and self-awareness to really assess your situation and well-being and decide what needs to happen in order for you to be happy.

There are way too many people out there, maybe you are one of them, who are staying in careers simply because they feel they “should.” Because of all the time and energy they put into their careers, they feel like they must find a way to make it work.

But what if it isn’t meant to work? What if you are meant to do something else with your life, your time and your precious gifts?

If your job isn’t aligned with who you are, it’s never going to feel right. You might find ways to make your days manageable, but if you are reading this I know it is because you are looking for something more.

And I’m here to tell you, it’s completely ok and normal to want something more, a career where you feel energized, purposeful, and completely yourself. And it IS possible.

For me, the first step was doing deep self-discovery work. Who was I, really? What did I actually love to do? What were my gifts, skills and talents, and how could I combine them in order to create a career that felt really good to me?

The great thing was, even though I didn’t love my job, it gave me so much valuable insight into what I did want to do. When I looked at the parts of my job I did enjoy, I realized that I loved the one-on-one time with my students. It was so fun getting to know the students as the unique individuals they were, especially in middle school! Yet I had classes of up to 40 students, so this type of interaction was pretty limited.

I remember feeling so envious of the middle school counselor, wishing I could have her job over mine. I felt like it would be way more aligned with who I am.

Because I figured out what I really wanted, I have been able to create a career that allows me to have the type of interactions I was longing for. Instead of counseling middle schoolers, I am coaching young women, but the essence is the same. I am building deep and meaningful relationships with people, and helping them to succeed and build the lives that feel good to them.

If you are feeling the pull to do something different, something more meaningful, I would LOVE to talk to you. I am now offering 30-minute complimentary strategy sessions. These are no-obligation sessions where we will discuss my program and how I can help you on the way to your dream career. Even if you decide my program isn’t for you, you will get value out of our session. Email me at syversam@gmail.com and we can schedule a time together!

Miserable in your job, but trying to talk yourself out of it?

In the midst of my career crisis three years ago, I remember thinking that there must be something wrong with me. My friends and co-workers seemed to be so content in their jobs, meanwhile I was experiencing crushing doubts and an incessant longing for something more. Why couldn’t I just be happy with what I had?

I was only a year into my teaching career, but each day I felt a growing certainty that it wasn’t right for me. In fact, the job was so draining that each day after work I sank into bed for a 2-hour nap, only to wake up to spend the rest of the evening lesson planning and grading. I found myself consumed in work I didn’t love. I even found it hard to enjoy my weekends because I couldn’t take my mind off of the work week that loomed ahead.

I wish I could tell you that it was easy to simply follow this knowing, that it was easy to leave when I intuitively knew this career wasn’t right for me. But it wasn’t. And I know I’m not the only one who has experienced this. So why is it so hard for us to make changes, even when we know they are for our own good?

Well, it’s because a little (but loud) voice inside of us, called the ego, does not want us to change. To the ego, change equals death. So it’s easy to understand why it tries so hard to talk us out of making big changes, leaving so-called stability behind, and predictability behind.

When I started really considering leaving teaching, my clever ego came up with about a million arguments to try to talk me out of it. Here were some of the more common ones:

  • “You are just experiencing what every first-year teacher goes through, you just have to give it a few years and then things will get better.”
  • “It’s probably that you are just teaching at the wrong grade-level, maybe elementary school is where you really belong.”
  • “Seriously, this is your first real job with benefits…you want to give that up? You must be crazy.” (My ego really likes to try to tell me I’m crazy when I decide to make a change).
  • “You went to school forever to get this job. And after just a year you’re going to up and leave?!”

And on and on the arguments went. As you can imagine, it wasn’t exactly the most peaceful time of my life.

But because my inner knowing was so strong, in the end I did find the courage to quit my job. It was hard, it was terrifying, and I felt pretty crazy.

Yet it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.

But the truth is, I had no idea what the future would bring when I made this decision. A career in personal growth hadn’t even entered my mind. Three years ago, I could not have imagined what I would be doing today. Writing. Coaching. Starting my own soul business.

Which is why making leaps of faith, like quitting a job, are so hard. Suddenly the future becomes foggy and unknown, which scares our ego more than anything. It really takes faith and courage to leap into the unknown, trusting that what is to come is better than what we are leaving behind.

If you are going through this right now, constantly talking yourself out of what your heart knows to be true and feeling crazy for wanting something more, you are not alone. I truly believe we can all find work that we love, work that lights us up, work that makes us want to get out of bed in the morning. We are definitely not meant to spend our days staring at the clock and our Sundays dreading the week ahead.

The first step is really being honest with yourself. Do you see yourself in your same job 5 years from now? How do you feel when you envision this possibility? Finally, what are you truly longing for? I’d love to hear about it.

 

P.S. I have created a 3-month coaching program designed specifically for young women ages 22-35 who are unhappy in their jobs and longing to find work that they love. Before I officially launch the program in January 2015, I am offering 3 lucky ladies the rare opportunity to test-drive the program for a 6-week period at a majorly discounted price.

This program will teach you how to match your talents and gifts with a career that lights you up, and you will begin taking steps towards your dream career.

If you are interested, send me an email at syversam@gmail.com and I will send you more information on the 6-week program and how to apply. (And we start next week, so if you are a “Yes!” be sure to email me at syversam@gmail.com soon!)

Do you do this, too?

A lot of cool things have happened for me this year. Working with my first clients. Getting certified as a life coach (just this week!) Receiving Christine Hassler’s book Expectation Hangover in the mail, a book I helped edit and piece together. Taking a leap of faith and investing in a business coach. And other small but important milestones along the way.

Yet sometimes I just want to breeze past these accomplishments. Instead of stopping to celebrate, I just look ahead to the next thing I need to do. And here is what I’ve realized: if we never stop to celebrate the milestones along the way to our bigger dreams, we are missing the whole point. It would be like having the goal to climb a mountain, and the hike to the summit was long and difficult. Instead of enjoying the amazing view at the top, you just look over at the next mountain, sigh, and say, alright, onto the next one. Living this way would be exhausting and unfulfilling. And think of all the amazing experiences we would miss out on!

Taking the time to stop and celebrate our wins and accomplishments along the way, no matter how small, is so important. We don’t have to wait until we have written the book, or created the business, or earned the money. We get to experience the feelings we deeply desire whenever we stop to realize just how far we have come.

For example, my goals are to be a successful writer and life coach, but at the core of these wonderful goals are the the feelings I long to experience: freedom, connection, and being of service, making a difference. I don’t have a coaching website or tons of clients yet, but I have a few and that makes me feel purposeful and deeply connected. I am still working several part-time jobs, but becoming certified as a life coach has given me a feeling of freedom and possibility.

Plus, what we focus on expands. It is universal law. So the more I focus on my successes and really allow myself to bask in these wonderful feelings, the more I will experience them. It is win-win!

Next time instead of just checking something off the list and looking towards the next thing you have to do, stop for a moment and acknowledge yourself. Then find a way to celebrate! Go out to lunch with a friend, give yourself an entire afternoon of reading in a coffee shop (my personal fave), or even take a long bath. It doesn’t have to be complicated! Give yourself this gift of self-love and acknowledgement for how amazing you are and for how far you have come. You are SO worth celebrating.

This Would Have Shocked Me!

Let’s face it, our twenties are a roller-coaster ride of huge changes and growth. I know my 22 year-old self would be shocked by some of the changes I have made over the last 6 years! Here are a few of them:

1. I became a vegetarian (and practically vegan). This is a more recent development, but it’s one I think I’m going to stick with. Over the past year as I became more aware of what I was eating and started sticking to my budget, (aka only being willing to buy organic meats and they were too expensive), I became a vegetarian almost by default. Then I had one of those book-falls-off-the-shelf moments with Kris Carr’s book “Crazy Sexy Diet.” Everything she wrote about vegan living and a plant-based diet really resonated with me and my beliefs. After learning about the many benefits of a vegan diet, both for myself and the environment, I got excited about adapting a healthier lifestyle. And the great part is, I never feel deprived. There is some seriously delicious vegan cuisine out there!

2. I learned to cook. Potlucks used to terrify me, I didn’t want the world to see that I had zero skills in the kitchen. Cooking had never interested me growing up, so I never bothered to learn. My mindset in college was, “Why cook when I can eat frozen pizzas for lunch and cereal for dinner?” But something shifted within me over the last year, and I was ready to learn. I still have surreal moments in the kitchen when I find myself pouring over a recipe, or proudly sending my family pictures of the meal I just made. I know my mom is pleasantly surprised by this change!

3. I quit teaching. Yep, this would have definitely shocked my younger self. I can just hear her say, “You quit teaching?! But I’ve worked so hard for this career, and I’ve wanted this since I was a girl! What else would I do? And what will people think?!” You see, my very identity used to be wrapped around this role. I was a teacher, a position to be proud of, a position that garners the respect and appreciation of others. Without this identify, who would I be? Well, I’ve taken a risk to find out, and it turns out I’m a lot of amazing things: I’m intuitive, smart, compassionate, and so much more. Yes it was scary to quit a reliable and familiar career onto the path less-traveled. But I’m so grateful I had the courage to follow my heart and take that leap of faith. Which leads me to the next one…

4. I became a life coach. If you would have told me this 8 years ago, I would have immediately asked, “ok….what’s a life coach?” It is a relatively new and growing profession, but it’s one I am passionate about. As a life coach, I’m able to help clients to accept themselves, figure out what they truly want to do, and create a plan of inspired action to get there. It’s super rewarding and I feel like it’s something I was born to do. I think this quote sums up nicely how I feel about letting go of my planned career and venturing into the unknown:

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” –Joseph Campbell

This was a fun list to write, and  I’m curious, what would your younger self be surprised by? It’s an especially good exercise to do when you are feeling daunted by the dreams and goals that you have yet to accomplish. Instead, take the take the time to glance back and celebrate just how far you have come.

 

P.S. If you are interested in learning more about life coaching with me, check out my coaching page here.

 

If Only We All Did This

If only we all did this.

Cry when we’re sad. Yell when we’re angry. Vent when we are frustrated.

Children do this naturally, letting their emotions out without censor, and often in public places (often to the embarrassment of their parents). Yet what the children are really doing is letting their strong emotions come up and OUT, where they can be released, so they can move on with their sweet and magical little lives.

But adults? I think most of us would rather avoid these uncomfortable emotions, stuff them down where we think they’ll never appear again, and go on with our lives. If only it were so easy!

What happens in the process of numbing our less-desired emotions is that we suppress the emotions we long to feel, such as joy, appreciation, and excitement. We’ve got to let these emotions we judge as being negative up and out. Yes, it might feel scary to face them head-on. But the calm and peace of mind that can follow is so worth it.

I think this is especially important to learn in our twenties: a roller-coaster ride of a decade. We face countless changes, disappointments over careers and relationships that we thought would fulfill us, and frustration over not having it all “figured out.” It is only natural that emotions such as sadness, frustration, and anger will come up during this time! Yet what many of us tend to do when we feel these feelings come up is find a way to avoid them. We all have our numbing mechanism of choice. Some people over-eat or drink, and others binge-watch TV or mindlessly surf the internet.

Let me give you an example from my life. After I broke off my engagement three years ago, I had no idea how to deal with my thoughts and feelings. I just knew they felt too big and that I wanted to avoid them at all costs, so I read novel after novel, spending what felt like weeks holed up in my bedroom. As long as I was immersing myself in the lives of fictional characters and not thinking about my own life, I felt safe. Yet I also felt incredibly numb at the time, like I really couldn’t feel anything at all, which left me feeling lethargic and depressed.

Now I understand that it would have been SO incredibly therapeutic for me to just let it out. I learned that the emotions will come up eventually anyway, so why not just let them out right away? My favorite method for doing so is journaling, letting all my thoughts and feelings flow, with no censoring whatsoever. Sometimes I type, so I can keep up with my fast-moving thoughts. When feeling anger, another great method to try is to scrawl all those pent-up frustrations onto paper until you feel some relief, and then rip up the paper up and throw it away, out of sight.

I know my life has improved because I take the time to honor my emotions, and I have found that the less I judge them, the more quickly I can release them. Does this resonate with you? Do you have an effective way of letting your emotions out? I’d love to hear from you!

 

P.S. If you are interested in life coaching with me, check out my coaching page here.

I’m Excited About This

I’m so excited because I’ve figured out who I am going to serve in my life coaching practice: recent college grads, young women who are trying to navigate that incredibly challenging period between college and the rest of their lives. That phase when many are wondering what to do next and wondering why in the world they picked the career they did.

Everyone I talk to who has graduated within the last several years says the same thing: this time of our lives is confusing, scary, and overwhelming.

When you really think about it, this transition from college to the rest of our lives is one of the biggest transitions of our lives that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves. When we graduate from high school we have a huge party and it’s such a celebratory and exciting time. We also have so much support as we transition into college: academic advisors, R.A.’s, orientation weekends and the built-in social support network of friends that dorm life provides.

But post-college? All too often we feel we are completely on our own, like we are let loose into the world with little preparation for what comes next. We go from the safe and predictable structure that school provides, which has shaped our lives for at least the last 18 years, into a wide-open sea of possibilities…and quite frankly that prospect can be incredibly daunting and scary.

It definitely was for me. My final months of college consisted of a grueling semester of student teaching, and it took all I had to just get through that. When graduation did arrive, I felt so unprepared and freaked out that I jumped at the first opportunity that presented itself: a paid plane ticket to Chile, courtesy of my long-distance Chilean boyfriend. This might sound great, yet deep down I knew Chile wasn’t where I wanted to live. But because I didn’t know what I wanted to do next, the prospect of having some kind of plan was all too alluring, so I packed my bags and headed off to South America, where I ended up living for the next year.

I still remember this year as being one of the difficult years of my life. I was living thousands of miles away from my friends and family, I had no idea how to navigate my cross-cultural relationship, and I still didn’t know what I wanted out of my career. At times I remember feeling like my world had been flipped upside down, like I had no way of knowing where to place my next step, or what was coming next.

I really could have used someone to talk to at this point in my life. Someone who had been through it, who could give me a new perspective on what I was going through and reassure me that it was completely normal. Someone who could help me figure out my next steps and how to create a life that felt exciting and fulfilling.

Now I’m ready to be that supportive person for people going through this challenging period. I am so passionate about teaching through my own experiences and utilizing my life coach training to support young women as they transition into their adult lives. I want to help them figure out what it is they really want to do with their precious time on this planet. Too many amazing, talented young women are wandering around feeling lost and unsure of themselves, and I want to help to change that.

If you are interested in learning more about coaching with me or know someone who might be interested, check out my coaching page here. You can also send me an email at syversam@gmail.com and we can set up a free coaching session together.

When I Stopped Singing

A year ago, my dad went through the lengthy process of transferring our home videos from VHS tapes to DVDs. I was living at home at the time, and found myself captivated by the seemingly endless stream of videos of me and my sisters playing dress-up, performing plays, and showing off our pet rabbits. At one point, I appeared on the screen as my cute 6-year old self, earnestly singing, “Part of Your World,” from The Little Mermaid. People who knew me as a child knew I was obsessed with this song, as I would sing it for anyone who would listen. I was actually pretty good, too!

Yet…I felt really uncomfortable watching my younger self express herself in such a confident and heartfelt way.  It felt almost painful to watch. At first it seemed like a strange reaction to have, until I dug a little deeper. I realized that just a few years after the video was taken, I stopped singing for other people. I became incredibly self-conscious, and simply decided it was safer to hide than to risk other people judging me, or even giving me too much positive attention. I dimmed my own inner light, because I felt it was safer to blend in.

And now, at 28 years old, I am slowly peeling off the layers of protection I thought I had to wear for so long, unraveling years of hiding my true self and my brilliance, and regaining the courage to simply be myself.

Even if that means I stand out from the crowd.

Even if it makes me feel vulnerable.

Even if it’s scary.

Because I know that I don’t want to live a life where I live in fear of being who I am meant to be. I don’t want to hold back the gifts and talents that I long to give, and get to the end of my life full of regrets and wondering what in the world I was so afraid of.

None of us came here to fit into a mold, or to learn how to be more like someone else. We came here to simply be ourselves. Each of us has this amazingly unique combination of gifts, skills and experiences that no one else on earth possesses. It is truly a disservice to everyone when we hold back from expressing our authentic selves and sharing these gifts…because no one else could ever do it like we can.

So often we’re afraid that we won’t be accepted or loved when we show our true, weirdly wonderful selves to the world. But the paradox is, those who are courageous enough to show the world their true selves are the people that we admire most. A good example of this are singers like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, who are fearlessly their true, wacky selves…think meat dresses and giant cat costumes. Yet these women have some of the most loyal and devoted fans in the world. There is a part of us that resonates so deeply with people when they are being authentic. The light within us, no matter how much we have dimmed it, will recognize and be moved by the light shining from others.

I invite you to look at your own life and ask yourself, where you are holding back your brilliance, dimming your own beautiful light? How can you begin living more fully as yourself? Trust me, we will all benefit when you do.

What Almost Got the Best of Me

April was such a chaotic, emotional month for me. Did you feel it too? According to astrologers, April was a  month of emotional turbulence, intensity, and transformation because of eclipses and an astrological occurrence called the cardinal cross. While I don’t fully understand the explanations behind these occurrences, I totally believe in it!

You see, March had been a great month of feeling in the flow, working diligently towards my goals, and feeling pretty good about my life in general. Then, without warning, I suddenly found myself in a full-blown confidence crash. I entered into self-doubt land, a place where I believed my fears and inner-critics and all the lies they tell me about how I’m not good enough and how my dreams are crazy. (Yuck, right?)

I hung out in self-doubt land for awhile. While there, I like to eat lots of chocolate and watch Game of Thrones, take plenty of naps, and wallow around feeling confused and hopeless.

But then I got really sick and tired of feeling so low. I was tired of giving more power to my fears than my faith. Enough was enough. Like my sister wisely told me, you’ve got to just invite your fears along for the ride, because they are going to be there anyway. I like to imagine my fears as these annoying little green gremlins who are almost cute in the things they are so scared of. When they start their little rants, instead of believing everything they say, I just imagine patting them on the head and saying, “Oh, that’s so sweet that you think that, I know you’re just trying to protect me. But I’ve got this.”

It is so incredibly important to remember that fear comes up when we are going out of our comfort zone and trying new things. There is a primal part of our brains that’s job is to protect us from the unknown, so it actually tries to stop us from taking the steps we really need to take to change our lives for the better. When big fears come up it’s actually a great indicator that we are growing and evolving. It’s just important to remember that we don’t need to buy into our fears and act as if they are our truth.

The truth is, there is a deeper, wiser and older part of us that KNOWS what we are capable of, knows how amazing and full of potential we are. My intention is to listen to this part of me from now on. And when my fears do come up, I’ll remember that they are just funny little gremlins trying to protect me.

How about you, have you been giving too much power to your fears? Has April been a challenging month for you? I’d love to hear about it below!

 

P.S. If you would like extra support in reaching your dreams and goals, I’m offering my services as a life coach! Check it out here and send me an email at syversam@gmail.com if you are interested in a free sample session.