A Feedback that Brought a Smile to My Face (Plus a Special Thank You to You!)
While I’m writing part six of the latest soulmate series, I thought to take a break to share a feedback which I recently received from a coaching client.
Two months ago I was coaching a lovely lady T to help her achieve work-life balance and to take a more proactive approach towards life. (I haven’t mentioned this, but I reinstated my one-to-one coaching service two months ago to work with a select number of clients each month, since I’m passionate about helping people one-on-one at the end of the day.)
While the topics started out benign, we soon delved into deeper topics during our sessions, including discovering her life purpose, unchaining the role of weight on her life, breaking down a highly stressful career dilemma, and realigning her with her inner self.
Our sessions concluded last month, and T sent me this feedback last week which brought a big smile to my face and heart (yes, my heart was smiling too ):
I had followed your blog on a few occasions but little did I expect that someday I would engage your services, and I am glad that I did. You had come into my life at the most crucial moment; at a point where I was going to make a transition in search of my authentic self.
I recall how excited I was as I anticipated our sessions which were fruitful, as I had seen much result in just the first session alone. I would like to thank you for guiding me into setting a target for my weight loss and bringing awareness to the amount of calories I consume in a day. After a lifelong struggle, I have finally found a way around it and I am seeing the results. You have helped me bust the myths and I am seeing progress. I am confident that I will get to my ideal weight eventually.
Our subsequent sessions took a different turn because the new job that I have embarked in did not seem as ideal as I thought it to be. During my state of confusion, thank you for allowing me to express myself freely. I looked forward to each of our sessions for I was always at ease with you. I felt free to commit for I knew I was not being judged and those sessions were special for I was the most honest to myself.
Thank you for giving me the confidence that I had power over my situation. My sessions with my superior took a beating on my self-esteem and I recall a night when I almost had a nervous breakdown because the negativeness got so overwhelming.
While I lay in bed, desperate to get myself out of this because I was new to the overwhelming emotions, I remembered what you had said in one of our sessions, “You have a good head over your shoulders.” That confidence snapped me out of the limitations that I was told about myself and revived me. I got up from my sorry state and did the dumping exercise that you had suggested. After that, I affirmed and meditated.
All of a sudden, it became clearer to me as for why I was confused and had struggled so much. The most important realization that gave me strength that instant was that there was nothing wrong with me and I had a good head over my shoulders. I was right on track.
Once again, thank you for being with me during those four sessions and in spirit thereafter. You have made the difference and now I am looking forward to embarking in a life that would lead me to the discovery of my authentic self.
Lots of love,
I have already sent T a private response, but if you are reading this now T, here’s a huge “thank you” to you: not (just) for writing this feedback, not (just) for your kind words, but for allowing me to work with you to take your life to the next level. You have such a bright mind and soul (your thinking is so acute!) and I wish you all the best in your journey towards your highest self.
Every day I feel blessed for being able to do what I do and positively impact people through my words. While I consciously crafted this path by myself and built my business by taking action on my dreams five years ago, I wouldn’t be able to do what I’m doing today if not for you guys reading this blog.
Hence, I just want to take a moment here to say “thank you” to all of you. Thank you for following PE all these years. Thank you for supporting my work: day or night, rain or shine. Thank you for choosing to grow and live a conscious life, rather than turn a blind eye to your higher destiny.
I often get comments saying, “I’m a long-time reader but have never commented before… I just want to say thank you for everything” and it’s a nice fuzzy feeling knowing that the little things I’ve been doing all this while have been adding up to create a positive impact in others’ lives. I know not all of you read all my writings and most of you reading probably has never left a comment on PE before, but that still does not negate your support and my gratitude towards you. You help me live my dream by virtue of reading this blog and taking action on your goals and in your life. So for that, thank you.
I wake up excited to work every day because I get to do what I love, which is to help people to achieve their highest potential and live their best lives. I’m doing this for the rest of my life and I hope all of you will be here with me forever as I continue on this path.
Thank you. Let’s continue to rock and be our best selves and live our best lives!
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