As a life coach, part of what I do is challenge your normal thinking. You don’t know what you don’t know, until you do.
I help bring clarity to what you do know, and shed a light on things you may not know.
If you are stuck, challenging your normal thinking can produce results you weren’t aware of.
Let’s begin a conversation about what you view creativity to be.
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Hello, My Friends
Welcome to Authentic Living Coaching Podcast, I’m your hostess, Linda Codlin
This is my first podcast so be patient with me as I find my way through new territory.
Just a little introduction about me.
My name is Linda Codlin, I am a certified life coach, I am also the founder of Authentic Living Coaching.
I am passionate about helping people to help themselves.
It is my intention that each and every one of us has the information to make the best decisions about the way we choose to live our lives.
Living life on your terms, being your authentic self.
The only person who can change your life is you.
You may not be aware of this fact yet, and you may not believe this yet.
This one shift in thinking is responsible for so many changes, in so many people.
The topic for this month is Challenging Norms.
And along this line of thought One of my favourite quote’s is
We don’t know what we don’t know until we do know.
The more I find out about the human brain, the universe, and people the more I realise there is a lot I don’t know.
Challenging the way we think about things can be eye opening.
When was the last time you put yourself in a situation that had you thinking outside your normal paradigm?
Remember that a paradigm is a way of thinking, and being, it’s the way you see yourself, your world, and the way you see people in your space relating with each other.
Take for instance the point of view that failing is fatal.
If this is the way you were taught to think about failing, you will struggle to attempt new things.
I was taught that if you failed it somehow made you a bad person.
Who wants to be a bad person, no-one, right.
So in my child mind, I took this to mean that I had to be perfect.
Are you in the I’ve got to be perfect trap?
It’s so tiring, you can’t let your guard drop for one second, or those around you will know you’re not actually perfect at all.
It’s a bit like atlas holding up the world.
The thought of failing is terrifying, right.
This is a thought that needs to be challenged.
Does thinking that you are a failure if you fail, serve you, does it generate happiness in your spirit?
How do you feel when you think about failing?
If you’re like me, it would generate feelings of anxiety and terror.
And when I felt like that, how did I act?
I certainly didn’t try new things, and I made sure that what I did do was controlled so tightly that failure was not an option.
Challenging your normality, is healthy.
Are you afraid to try new things because you may fail, and feel emotions that are scary.
Life coaching is all about being supported as you transition into new ways of thinking and being.
My grandson told me one day, that to FAIL meant you just needed more practice, he said, “Failing was just the FIRST ATTEMPT IN LEARNING.”
Don’t you just love that, imagine if we were taught as children that failing is part of the learning system.
The thing is you can take that on board today, you can challenge your normal thinking, and create a new way of thinking.
My affirmation now is, I am willing to do a poor job, until I can do a better job, then I’ll do a better job.
I want to leave you with the idea that failing is part of the learning process.
Failing, adjusting, experimenting, failing some more, adjusting some more, experimenting some more is how we eventually get to the ideal we are wanting.
Have a fabulous day my friends. Until next time…
Live your best life authentically.