This is the law that governs my life. It’s universal, so you can borrow it. Seriously, go ahead- don’t be shy!
Think of this mantra as a one-size-fits-all sweater. The best part is you can eat all the peanut butter cup ice cream you want, and it will still be kind to you in the morning. There’s no special maneuvering or suck-in-that-gut kind of feeling. You will wear the sweater; the sweater won’t wear you. In a nutshell, you’re in control of how you approach, as well as invite, every situation that crosses your path.
If you’ve read Rhonda Byrne’s, “The Secret,” then you know I’m referencing the Law of Attraction. The fact is, we all have the power to harness the things we want in life. The trick is to envision your every whim and act as if it has already manifested itself.
BELIEVE ardently and wholeheartedly. Breathe it in, see it, and feel it with every fiber of your being. When you do this, the universe will be working behind the scenes shuffling people, places, and circumstances like a deck of cards– until you come up with aces.
I happen to be a type “A” persona, complete with perfectionist tendencies and incessant worrying. So, when change or fear of the unknown creeps into my world, this “secret” mantra is my buoy keeping me afloat in a sea of uncertainty. And this weekend, my deck of cards is sure to deal out an ace. With a little faith and a big push from the almighty universe, I’m taking a journey into uncharted waters—becoming a Certified Professional Coach (CPC).
It all begins with Module I: Life & Leadership Potentials Training, an intensive, three-day program taught by iPEC trainers, Cheryl Wilson and Karen Sullivan. I hear they’re rock stars at what they do (sans the Mohawk and screaming guitar licks), bringing energy, empowerment, and self-realization into the fold. I also hear that you learn a lot about yourself, while ridding your space of limiting beliefs and perceptions that no longer serve you.
Growth is the one and only meal ticket on the menu. It does sound appetizing, doesn’t it?
As a burgeoning student, I have to wonder:
- Will I make myself completely vulnerable to the process or risk missing out on some “big picture” lessons?
- Will I like what I find out about myself, as well as others?
- Will I be able to identify with my peers, their stories, and points of view?
- Will I gain clarity, so much so it bleeds into my personal and professional life, impacting and enhancing every nook and cranny?
- Will I have the tools and capacity to truly become a coach, serving others in the hopes of transforming their lives?
This is my natural curiosity — and pangs of anxiety hard at work.
So, I turn to my horoscope, a superstitious compass which always carries an uncanny sense of wisdom. By Sunday (day three of training), my astrological fortune predicts “a burst of confidence, high energy, and better-than-ever clarity pointing me in the direction I want to go.”
The universe is speaking…positive change is on the horizon.
I know it, I believe it, and I receive it!
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching