One day...

Ruth Ridgeway
Don't Let Anyone Stop You

Before I begin working with a coaching client I always start by asking them what their biggest goals and dreams are right now...

I ask them what they would love to do and achieve through working together?

They always reply and tell me, sometimes letting me know what’s stopped them so far or gotten in their way…

Everything they tell me is always doable, so I let them know. I also let them know how it would work, what we would explore together and the different ways/options that would be best for them.

You see, after this however I’ve noticed a pattern, because once I’m done telling them all this I see their face REALLY light up.

Hearing their first dream is possible then they say…

"Great, because one day what I’d REALLY love to do is…"

And then they go on to tell me what their really big dream is, the one they hold close and don’t speak of too often because of how much it means to them, because of how much it scares them…

"That sounds AMAZING..." I say, because it does.

"How come we’re not working on THAT dream together?" I then ask, explaining how much energy and excitement and passion I could see in them when speaking about this dream (unlike the original first).

Then one of two things happen...

They either shrink back, face dropping, before going on to explain to me all the reasons it’s not possible, why they’re not ‘ready’ yet - and I watch them lock the door back up again, turning the thing that lit them up so much a few seconds ago back to being their ‘one day’ dream.

They don’t see it as possible for them - it’s too big, too scary to do what it takes to grow into the person who can live THAT dream.

Or...

They shrink back, face half dropping with an… "Oh crap…" - for the first time seeing how they’ve not been owning their real dreams, how instead they’ve been trying to settle for something much smaller than they’re capable of and what they truly really want from their life/business.

And then, (usually with another "Oh crap…"), they go on to say…

"I need to do this. I’m scared out of my mind but I’m also excited out of my mind too… How do we begin…?"

You know one of the biggest things I’ve learnt over the years?

There’s really only one difference between those who live a wildly beautiful life seeing their dreams come alive and those who don’t…

They OWN their dreams, their real ones, and they have the courage to walk towards them every single day.

That's it.

With love and courage,

 
Ruth Ridgeway
 

PS…

If you're ready to make your (REAL, BIG, EXCITING) dreams come alive...

If you're ready to live and lead with courage...

If you're ready to have someone by your side who'll show you how to become the very best version of you...

Then you can learn more about working together through 1:1 Coaching here.


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