How 'Bout a little storytime?
Once upon a time, I was a Technology Coach. It seemed like the perfect choice for me. I've always loved technology, my breadth of knowledge is scary, and I communicate well with business owners (especially those who are scared and/or frustrated with technology).
It was supposed to have been the perfect choice. Yet, this "perfect career choice" was driving me slowly insane. Instead of helping people realize their potential with technology, I was fixing Windows 10. (It takes a bit more than an afternoon, believe me.) Instead of helping people attain greater heights in their businesses, I was swapping out keyboards and installing printer drivers. Ugh.
But how could I possibly complain? I was working from home! Setting my own schedule. Doing what I wanted for a living. So many people never get that chance, and there I was, feeling frustrated and miserable. In my perfectly chosen career.
So, my coach and I had a talk. She asked me to write down three or four subjects that I could talk about until the end of time. Three or four things that interested me consistently, and that I would love to teach to others.
I pondered a while and wrote my ideas down. To my utter shock, technology wasn't on the list. That subject that I'd worked so hard to learn. I had taken for granted the fact that I should be working in technology. (See what I did there?)
I should be working in technology because that's what small business owners need. I should be working in technology because that's what I went to school for. I should be working in technology because I'm good at it. I should be working in technology because it's lucrative. I could think of a thousand of these, but you get the message.
The shoulds had piled up so high that I couldn't even tell what I wanted anymore. By the time I realized what I had done, it seemed to be too late to get back to pursuing what I actually wanted. I found myself standing at the bottom of a self created pit.
What happened next, you ask? I put down the Should Shovel. I gave myself permission to want what I wanted, no matter what the outcome. I paid attention to what inspired me, and to how I really want to help people. And with that, the Chaos Whisperer was born.
When my head hits the pillow at night, I feel good about what I've accomplished. When I wake up in the morning, I'm excited to work on the next show, bootcamp, or coaching session that I have on the schedule. Every day, I feel like I'm doing the right thing, and just approaching the edge of something bigger than I could ever imagine. All because I put the Should Shovel down.
What are you waiting for, Grasshopper? Let's get to know each other. Hit the button below and we'll schedule a one on one 30 minute session. I'll help you figure out what you really want, go after it with gusto, and make today your b*tch. Ninja promise.
"Thanks for letting me hijack your afternoon, Rj Redden! As usual, our sessions are filled with so much laughter, BRIGHT ideas, and productivity. ♡
I always leave our zooms with one thing on my mind-- World Domination! And I crossed the first two items off my list before 5pm today. What?
Thank you, Sensei (bows in respect.) Dojo Tribe.... if you haven't had a private coaching sesh with Rj, get one scheduled. Need some tech tutoring? (check) Need some "big idea" brainstorming? (check) Need a productivity action plan to make that "big idea" happen? (check) Yep.... all three of these items (and more) completed in ONE session. One.
That is all." - Jen Belt, Ruby Rose Studio