Recently I was featured in a major local newspaper, actually, it was the magazine lift-out, The Good Weekend. It was an article about the coaching industry in Australia… I was interviewed for the article last year and I knew it was going to be published sometime in January. I had spoken to the journalist about the highs and lows of coaching and even offered her a coaching session to see what it was like. I wasn’t sure how I would be portrayed in the article. So, when my aunty messaged me to tell me she had just seen me in the newspaper last weekend. My stomach did a few flips.
I rushed to my computer to see what she had said. The article highlighted some of my recent history like throwing my 100K award in the garbage bin, speaking out about some unethical elements in the coaching industry, she gave some history about my coaching career, and she gave me a rave review for my coaching! And whilst I gave a sigh of relief, I still took some time to nurture my nervous system. I paused a moment and created space for me to take up space and be seen.
If you are just starting your solopreneur journey, and you are still creating safety to be seen, I want to tell you this:
You are allowed to take up space.
It’s safe to be seen.
And it’s ok to feel scared.
It’s taken me time to build up my ability to hold space for myself when I am in the limelight. I’m getting better at it and you can too.
If you are interested to read about the Australian coaching industry and hear what I have to say, you can check out the article here:
I’d love to hear what you think about the article and the Australian coaching industry.