I was about to move into a new house and had been in therapy for at least a decade, but I felt that my life was stagnant. I knew that I didn't like my job. I knew that I wanted to start a business and make a change and take back my time. I knew I wanted more financial freedom and better relationships. But I wasn't seeing progress and starting to feel confused about why I was doing what I was doing.
I hesitated at the cost - being frugally minded. It was hard to spend that kind of money on myself. I also wasn't sure it would be a worthwhile pursuit.
After saying yes I felt empowered that I had made a decision quickly and was going to use this experience as a way to make progress, even if it meant I wasn't going to click with this coach or this coaching experience.
I knew from the beginning that I was going to trust in the process, so I had virtually no expectations. After the first two sessions, I felt like I was already getting to the root of some issues and that this was going to be a lot of hard work. Lots of tears and discomfort were to come, but they were all worth it
I deeply appreciated that Eddie knew how to guide me without pressure or making me feel shamed into altering my behaviors or practices. I think he did a great job getting to the root of the matters.
I never would have had so much self-reflection and introspection without all of the writing exercises. And better yet, I have them to reflect and build on as time goes by. For me, that's priceless to have a snapshot of today and the person I was just 6 months ago. I liked the tools and tips that Eddie provided. I can tell that he’s clear about things when we talk and has a way of getting to the real issues without being obvious.
It's been good for me to know that a coaching session is coming up and to be working on myself consistently.
I'm much better at observing myself. I'm clearly taking action on things I never would have before. I am getting out of my head and more into my gut and my heart. I know myself so much better. I'm listening to myself and being kinder to me and those around me. I'm making better decisions. I feel more confident. I understand my path and purpose better. I'm sold on coaching as a permanent part of my journey. I feel wholly improved. I feel more capable of knowing when I'm dealing with an issue, and how to take stock.
I feel like I've shed some dead emotional weight. I'd never done visualizations or enneagram before, and it's given me so much insight to myself.
I really thought I was very self-aware and self-reflective, but I learned that there's no substitute to getting it out of your head and having a coach work you through it. You have to be willing to do the work. It won't work if you slack. And you have to be open.