You Can’t Go Back

One thing that is essential for us to remember ...

As coaches and as humans, all that we have is now.

This is a part of the curriculum I teach for the Coaches Training Institute. We humans have a tendency to live in the past or future and miss the NOW.

Which is a bit sad because all that we have is NOW!

I have had thoughts during these 10 months of the pandemic. Thoughts like ... I can’t wait until things get back to normal!

I have found myself, at times, unwilling to accept the fact that I can’t just jump on a plane and visit my 10-month young grandson Ishaan.

There have been some huge changes in our world these past months. Changes that have occurred in our country in the past weeks. Some changes we welcome. No more bully in the white house.

Some we resist. All those things I want to do ... hug people for goodness sake. But not yet.

I know though that there is no such thing as going back. We only go forward.

There will never be a “back to normal”. We are a changed world. A changed country. Changed personally in ways we probably can’t even fathom.

We encourage our clients to experience their lives fully — the good, the bad and even the ugly. Because a life fully lived is what really brings joy. It is not the circumstances that shape us. It is how we engage with whatever shows up in our path.

As we head into this next phase, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel. And ... we are still in the tunnel. The light we see up there offers healing and hope, yet requires us to be patient and thoughtful toward our fellow human beings.

Instead of looking back and wishing for what used to be, I encourage you to look at what is here now. Now that you have experienced such dramatic change. Who are you now?


One of the most basic but powerful questions we coaches ask our clients is:

What do you want?

Take some time this week to sit with this question.

Maybe on a walk or in your journaling.

I encourage you to ponder that question and really listen to what is in your heart.

The wisdom of your soul.

Listen to what you hear when you are fully present to the person you have become.

You might be surprised by what you hear!


Would you like to have a guide help you navigate through this time in your life? 

If you are a coach in need of help with your business I have an offer you will want to hear! And I also have a community filled with master coaches with a variety of niches who I highly recommend.

Here are a few of the areas they can help you with.

Check out their websites!

Are you a mother of teens in need of support for YOU?

Are you an entrepreneur running an environmentally friendly business and feeling overwhelmed?

Have you had a disaster in your life and need someone to help you move forward?

Do you want to have a new relationship with your finances this year?

These are just a few of the fabulous coaches in my community. I believe we all need a coach to help us move through challenges and achieve the dreams we have bubbling up right now!

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