At this very moment, I am a wife, mother, sister, friend, cousin, aunt, niece, Financial Coach and aspiring personal coach. My overarching goal in life is to define and live it on my terms in ways that align with my values and to help others do the same. Whoa.
What are my values? Above all, I value connection and collaboration. Like it or not, each of us is part of an interconnected fabric involving all of the people, places and things in this world. As creatures among those atop the food chain, we have tremendous power. With tremendous power, to paraphrase, comes tremendous responsibility. We owe it to the other fibers of our fabric to be respectful and careful with our interactions with them. I don’t mean careful as in cautious, I mean careful as “care full” full of care. Considerate of the potential impact of our words and actions on those creatures and elements around us. That means we do good where we can, when we can and in whatever ways we can.
For those of the Christian faith, and I’m just not sure right now but I believe this, take the words of Matthew 22:39 “Love your neighbor as yourself.” No matter how important society sees you, you’re just another part of the world with an obligation to sustain the resources we currently enjoy for our successors. If you cannot do good, at least do no harm. It’s a simple concept and the core of my self.
How does this value fit into my roles:
As a Family Member: I do my very best to let my family know how much I love them every single day. I show my children that love doesn’t mean lenient, it means teaching lessons, sharing my core value of treating others the way I want to be treated. Whether they treat me that way or not, I treat them the way I’d like. If the interactions continue to be negative, it’s okay – even healthy – to cut ties and establish distance. It is my sincere hope that my love for my family is reflected in everything I do with and for them, every day.
As a Coach: If I’m your coach, we’re a team. We will work together as long as it takes to move from whatever place you are in to whatever place you want to be. The key point is that you’re the driver. I’m just helping you draw and read the map. And I know you’re a great driver so I’ll help you see that too.
Sharing what I have is integral to me. I’ve been blessed with a fantastic husband and some awesome kids. We have learned a lot of life and money lessons the hard way. It hasn’t been easy for the last 20 years but it has been worth every second. And I now know things that can help you sidestep some of the problems that tripped us up along the way.
I am thankful for the blessings that come when my path crosses others and we can walk together for awhile. Join me? Leave a comment telling me “Who are you?” or write it up in your own blog and leave me a link.
Make today Amazing!