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Creating Certainty in Your Career and Life with Chiara Russo

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. But maybe even more impactful is the uncertainty you’re feeling within yourself. Things just aren’t quite feeling aligned or fitting like they used to. What can you do to make a change?

How can you find direction and fulfillment right where you are?

This episode of the Energy Explorer Live Series features Certified Professional Coach, Chiara Russo, and iPEC Admissions Coach, Rachel East. In this episode, learn the tools and tips she shares with her own clients on how to create certainty in your career and life.

You’ll also find a transcribed excerpt from their conversation below.


This interview is part of iPEC’s Energy Explorer Live Series, which highlights members of the iPEC Coach Community who are using their talents, drive, and highest selves in order to live their purpose.

Chiara Russo: We grew up in a system where everything is figured out. So you know what's in your life. You go to school, then [figure out] which college, and then you get a job, and then you go into a relationship and then get married, and you know it's all like a designed path with one block at a time and there's no space for being uncertain. There's no space for being unsure or unclear [about who] we are or what we want.

And sometimes we don't actually know. That was my case, for instance. So I believed that that was [supposed to be] my life—a career in the corporation and then moving forward in that direction.

But actually, that wasn't my life. Absolutely not—that was very far away from what I really wanted and, in talking about certainty, I think what most people connect that value to material things—to a sense of achieving stuff—the job, money, car, or house.

True fulfillment doesn't come from the material stuff. I mean, it's nice to have a nice house, or a nice car, but true happiness—true fulfillment—is much more than that. 

If you can manifest and create that life you really want, and you can navigate through difficult moments. You can navigate through the thunderstorm (like the pandemic!)—the epidemic is a huge, emotional storm for a lot of people. 

Rachel East: Earlier you said that one of the ways that you like to combat uncertainty within yourself is to try to tap into your intuition and be guided; as opposed to feeling like you have to figure out what to do next, you’re guided by what your true self feels called to not necessarily what you think you should do, which is awesome. That's pretty much what everyone should be doing if we can.

But I know as a coach, I work with clients on this all the time, and it’s probably the number one thing that I feel like they struggle with. “How do I actually access that?”, because there are so many things that get in the way of you being able to access your intuition or really feeling guided to knowing what you want.

So, what do you say about how people can get a little bit better at or maybe get rid of some of the stuff that might be making it difficult for them to actually access their intuition? 

Chiara Russo: Great question. Well, it's not easy. First of all.

Learning to access your intuition is a process. And the first thing you want to do is create space to really allow yourself to listen to yourself, to be still. 

This is something I usually do with a lot of my clients—challenge limiting beliefs. 

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