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I love these life stories, which I help make happen as a personal coach. I am writing about this one with kind authorization of my client – a successful senior manager in a big company. Let´s call him Martin, for his personal protection, which is of paramount importance in my discussions about solutions, just like trust.
In the meetings with me, Martin defined numerous areas which he needed to improve:
discover positive energy within himself and courage for the changes he would like to make
find own solutions, which he will be able to make happen
get rid of his own excuses
change his job – to have more space for his own self-realization and to get a better salary
change his lifestyle, exercise more and lose weight – overall, get control over his physical life
It was him who defined what he wanted to focus on most – job change:
„Ever since I started to work, my job is the only thing that fills out my life. And as long as I don´t have a family, I don´t have another purpose in life. That´s why a new job is a key. In my current job, I don´t have space for my own self-realization, my life is at a standstill. And I am not satisfied financially either. I am not happy.“
At the time of our first meeting he had already started some job-hunting. However, looking for a new job had not been going as he had planned and he was getting fed up. He felt he had done enough. He needed to find energy to start anew, to find new ways how to look for a job, how to „spread the network.“
Martin believed that if he found a new and better paid job, he will start losing weight as well, automatically. That a new job will kick-start his life and everything will start going in the right direction by itself. During our solution talks, Martin realized many things.
The most important, however, was that he needed to conquer his laziness.
He realized that what was standing in his way to success is precisely his laziness. So he created a plan. His own plan. With his personal coach he found out his own and sustainable solutions, which he will be able to stick to in his life, in his circumstances, with his character and habits. Now, he knew how to work on himself. In a new way.
The results didn´t come right away, although Martin started to work on the necessary changes immediately. So now let me write, in his own words, Martin´s reaction to a question:
What has improved since our first meeting?
my whole life has changed, I don´t understand how well it is going now
I realized that everything is up to me and nobody is going to save me
I found out what I am able to achieve when I am not lazy, what it brings into my life
the way I feel, physically and mentally, I haven´t felt like this for a very long time
I have found a new purpose in life – in sport and losing weight
I started working out and swimming regularly
I have completely changed the food I eat and my lifestyle
I have already lost 10 kg and I plan to lose 10 kg more
I have started meeting new people
I have decided to give it a break with the things that were not going well and I was pushing too much – my job search. And then, it came by itself! The work started to look for me.
I started to be more self-confident in job interviews
the job search lasted very long… and the longer it was, the more self-confident and in control I felt. Not the other way round.
What I was always talking about – money, well, it wasn´t about that at all
life isn´t about money, so it seems
I have already found a new job and it´s not paid a lot better. But it will be a change which I need very much. New place, new people, projects …
I am thinking now how to end this blog. Hmmm… well, it´s a pity you cannot see the „new“ Martin.