I've scribbled the alphabet for meaning since I can remember.
I really needed it not to be perfect.
Sitting in Morning Brew of Kailua, HI, I sat sketched out my plan. There was a free business call planned for 8 am and I had fifteen more minutes to figure out how to launch a new plan to be deliverable in the next six months. Yup, those are the kind of predicaments I let my mind create.
The live stream call wouldn’t load, and I just assumed it was my public Internet service and I went about typing, brainstorming and procrastinating, leaving my earbuds in.
“So are we live?” a higher-pitched voice cracked. “Just tell them – tell them we are having difficulties.”
I clicked over on my screen and I saw, Amanda Moxley – whom I had met a few months ago on Kauai - on her live stream feed not knowing quite yet that she was on. I zipped a quick Facebook message to alert her to her liveness and continued to watch.
I saw fear; I saw the inevitable; I saw what happens when things go wrong.
I kept watching. In less than twelve minutes, after her second clearing breath, she grounded herself and hit her stride. I smiled at the overseeing patrons of the coffee shop. There it is – someone conquering the moment.
She went on to share some great tips on getting in touch with where you are in your finances and your relationship to your self. But what I really received was her blow-right-through the obstacle with authenticity and shine moment.
I really needed that.
I really needed to watch something that was not perfect. Not shiny. Not polished. Eventhough I cheer others with their first steps, I can forget my own advice. Humans are communal beings: we need the lift of a friend, the push of a coach, the sweetness of a partner. In short, we need help.
This is the message I taught in the classrooms of Cheltenham High School, and how I chat with my clients today. We have everything we need inside of us, our own uniqueness; it’s true. But, we also have these fears and misconceptions mixed in there too. Even coaches, need coaches. We all need help to swim down to capture our pearl.
So, thanks to Amanda Moxley, her rocky start to her sheer brilliance launched me into motion. Her success and behind the scenes growth is as authentic as it gets. Check her out.
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Kate is back on Kauai'i sharing lomi and working with clients virtually across the states. Want to learn more, email@example.com or follow on twitter @katebrenton
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