Can I be totally honest with you?
I do not have all my shit worked out.
As a coach and hypnotist that helps people to figure their shit out, it can be hard to admit. I thought that the perception had to be that I was all sorted. But I’m not. And, I have many other “therapist” friends and not one of them has all of their shit sorted out either. (Sorry for outing you boys and girls!)
Maybe someone out there has, but I haven’t met them yet.
I just plodding along quite happily for a while, then I hit the bump in the road. Something that I didn’t even know was an issue pops up and needs dealt with. Sometimes I can sort it out on my own, it just takes a bit of time and patience and sometimes I need to call for backup.
Once it’s dealt with I carry on quite happily again, for a while.
That’s the thing with dealing with your shit, it’s like playing whack-a-mole. You bash one thing and up pops another, endlessly.
And now that I’ve got that analogy, I’ve got a couple of choices about how I want to frame it. It can either be stressful, relentless and over whelming or it can be fun and surprising to see what will pop up next. Or, in reality, it will be both at different times.
And the journey continues either way.
Anyway, this is me coming out to you as a perfectly flawed human being. Giving off the “right” perception can take a running jump. I’m a work in progress and I’m alright with that.
And although I am not perfect, I can help. If you hit a pothole, or a bump in the road, or have too many moles, or one that refuses to be whacked you can call me. And I will help you figure out how to deal with it.
It unlikely to be smooth sailing from there, that’s not how life works, but you will have more resources to deal with the next bump or unwhackable mole. Or you call me again, and we’ll figure it out again.