Do you value the wisdom of your experience?

Jan 11, 2022

When I started life coaching almost 8 years ago, I was a newbie in a new field, and I had a lot of self-doubt. I wondered if I would be a good coach. I wanted to start a blog to support my business, and I didn't know if I had anything helpful to share.

What I was forgetting was that at the age of 34 I had also been on a long journey of personal growth and healing.

  • I had been sober for a few years and was learning how to be a full and functional human being.
  • I had been in therapy, recovering from the narcissistic abuse I experienced growing up.
  • Plus I had always been introspective, trying anything I could do to feel better.

When I started coaching, even though I was new to the practice, I wasn't new to life.

I was in the middle of a journey, where I was mastering how to be creative, how to set boundaries, how to feel my feelings, and how to listen to my intuition.

Though I've continued this journey, learning more and more over the years, I still had valuable things to share back then, from the perspective I had at that time.

I think this is such an important thing to remember when you are starting out in a new field, especially one where you want to inspire, help, or teach others.

Yes, you might be new to the coaching or helping practice you are doing, but you are not new to life. You have gained valuable wisdom and mastery in lots of different areas over the years.

Many of my writing clients doubt this. They forget just how valuable the wisdom they've gained through experience is.

If you have this kind of self-doubt ask yourself the following questions, and answer them as honestly as you can:

  • How have you grown over the past 5 - 10 years? How are you different today than you were then?
  • What have you learned that has made a difference in your daily life?
  • What are you no longer actively learning today because you have gained some level of mastery in that area?

The answers to these questions are areas of life where you have gained wisdom which could help another person going through the same challenges.

When you share this wisdom you offer a treasure trove to your readers that could change the course of their day or even their whole life.

xo,

Emma

P.S. If you would love to gain the courage and confidence to share your voice online join the Courageous Bloggers Society today and participate in bi-monthly Writing & Coaching Workshops and Writing Challenges to help you uncover your message and free your voice. I would love to help you do this!

P.P.S. One of my goals for 2022 is to document all the books I read on my personal Instagram account, @books_and_moss. Come and follow along! I'd love to know what you're reading too.


Disclaimer: This blog is a resource guide for educational and informational purposes only and should not take the place of hiring a life coach, a therapist, or of seeking medical attention. No information on this blog creates a coach-client relationship between us. You are fully responsible for the decisions and actions you take in regard to your life and affairs.

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