I work with mums. Stay at home mums. Mums who have been out of the working game for a while who have started to believe that they don’t have the ability to get back in the game. They lack confidence. The simple reason that they are lacking confidence is because their brain is functioning properly. No, that wasn’t a typo. Their primitive brain is trying to keep them safe, trying to stop them from going out of the cave where things are dangerous. So their brains are saying, “it’s too hard”, “I’m not ready”, “it’s not worth it”… And what is worse is that they start creating beliefs about their self worth that reinforce these thoughts, “I’m not good enough”, “I don’t have the skills or experience”, “I can’t do that”…
Let me speak plain and truthfully here. Bullshit! If you have been home for several years, you have been practicing these thoughts for a while. It’s time to stop and YOU get to decide if you want to believe those thoughts. This is great news because the only thing holding you back are those pesky thoughts. So why don’t you try on a new one.
“I am enough”
“I can learn to do it”
“I can start today”
“I can do it”
Choose a thought that rings true and resonates with you and use it to move forward.
If you don’t know WHAT to do? Then start asking yourself the right kinds of questions. “What makes me feel good?”, “what am I passionate about?”… Take action and try something new. Before I found life coaching I tried interior design, community development, youth work, face painting, dog training, retail, hospitality, recruitment, photography and the list goes on. It’s part of the journey and you are not going to regret trying new things, if they don’t work out, you will be one step closer to finding the thing that lights you up and fills you with passion.
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