DrJoyCoaching Newsletter, vol. 8

June 2021 

Hi Friends, 

I hope you are well, as we start to un-mask, schedule get-togethers with friends, and plan actual travel. I know I am breathing a sigh of relief... 

I’ve had several conversations lately with women physicians who tell me they are reevaluating their priorities post-Covid, but when the conversation turns to coaching, I hear this:

“I am not ready to commit to coaching…”

“I don’t know what I want to do next, so I don’t want to commit to coaching…”

“I’m ready to make a change, but I’m not sure what I want to do, so I don’t want to commit to coaching…”

The common denominator here is the idea that you need to know what’s ahead before you commit to coaching…

I say, this is the PERFECT opportunity for coaching.

You do not need to know where you are going to know that you want to make a change.

You do not need to know what you want to do before asking for help.

You do not need to know what your next step is before deciding you need to take the next step.

Virginia Satir said, "Most people prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty." 

I understand the mindset.

In fact, I used to take these comments about coaching personally since I am a fairly new coach. 

Until I realized that so many of us are perfectionists.

We want to tie things up nice and tidy with a perfect bow before we proceed.

We are not comfortable with uncertainty.

We need to know what’s ahead before we proceed.

Does this sound like you?

Let me reassure you, there is no requirement for you to know your next steps.

The purpose of coaching is to explore...

To be curious…

To innovate…

To brainstorm…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr said, “ Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

Are you ready to take that first step? 

I would love to have a discussion with you about how you’re feeling about your life situation. If you are in a state of discontent but don’t know why, or you're not sure what to do, or you want something different but you're not sure what, that is the perfect opportunity to talk to a coach.

Please reach out, even if you’re not quite ready. 

Let’s work on your next steps together.

This does not mean you are contemplating leaving your job, or your relationship, or doing anything drastic. 

It can be as simple as saying to yourself, “I wish I were happier in my current situation”.

Or, “I'm ready to do something for me.”

Or, “I think I need to find something different in my life that inspires me.”

If your life is great, and you are saying to yourself, “I don’t need coaching”, then please forward this email to any other woman physician you know who may benefit. 

But if even a little bit of what I’ve said resonates with you, I would love to have a conversation about how coaching might help you. 

Please feel free to check out my website www.DrJoyCoaching.net, and follow me on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Instagram (@DrJoyCoaching). And if you are interested in discussing your particular situation to see if coaching is right for you, please let me know by replying to this email, or use my calendar link..

Be well!  And don't forget to breathe... 

~Bev 

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