Your self is not something you find. It’s something you create.
Take a piece of paper and a pencil and draw a circle. Dissect it into eight or more wedges and name each wedge for a different facet of your life. (For example, health, significant other, money, career, friends, personal growth — e-mail us if you’d like a full list of suggestions.) Next, rate your satisfaction on a scale of zero to 10 with each. This will give you a picture of what’s going well and where you may want to make shifts. As with a ripe and juicy orange, the segments are interdependent. When some are ignored and neglected — not given enough sunlight or good soil or eaten by a worm or blight, to stay with the orange — we don’t have a ripe, juicy, balanced life.
Sustainability — the big conversation of the 21st Century — starts with each person.
“As a coach,” says Wanda, “when I talk about sustainability, my focus is on helping support and create lifestyles that sustain good health, satisfying careers, abundant incomes, happy relationships, personal growth and more. This version of sustainability is about living well, in abundance and with bubbling creative energy; and being responsible for — and generous to — ourselves, our fellow human beings and the planet.”
Living well, Wanda has learned — through interviewing the people she has written about, coaching a unique set of clients, and personal experience — is not so much about accumulating vast sums of money (yes, we do need money!) or achieving headliner success, as about becoming aware of our old scripts and limiting beliefs and stepping into a life that expresses our full range of interests and values.
“The eight months I spent working with Wanda as my coach has made a monumental difference to my life. She helped me to see the positives and to go after my goals. She helped me to work on the negative chatter in my head. I got my butt in gear and stopped letting fear guide me.” —Lynne M., administrative assistant
- Learn to feel good about yourself.
- Identify limiting beliefs and develop self-confidence.
- Discover and express your unique strengths.
- Define success, decide on strategies and get results.
With the help of a coach, you learn to appreciate your strengths and uniqueness; become clear about who you are and what you want; break old habits and get to practice living with intention and in choice while create the life, the relationships, the success you want.