I've been lucky enough to be working with some very special and unique people over the last few months. In that time it feels we’ve jointly moved a few mountains, making some important changes to not just one persons life, but also to many of the most important people who share the lives of each of us.
In reflecting on what may be of interest for you over this Summer holiday period (for those in the Northern Hemisphere!) I thought it would be best to share with you the experiences of Lucy from Coppet in Switzerland.
Lucy is one of those special people and she has asked me to provide some feedback on her experiences in the hope that her story will inspire others. We have worked together closely over three months completing my DreamBuilder program. The quotes below are written personally by her.
Lucy explained that “As a family we had been through a number of difficult challenges - infertility, behavioural problems with our children, and two international moves. Combined with giving up a career to become a full-time mother, I felt like I had given up all sense of me. Whilst my priority will always be with my children, I wanted to work out what I could do for me to give myself back a sense of pride in myself and to actually feel like I was achieving something again.”
She has now discovered her dream to “…run a small business doing something that I love, and that I'm quite good at!” Lucy, has also acted on her discovery. Her business is now operating, leveraging what she can do from where she stands today,…she had more capability and help at her disposal than she expected. “I now know that I want to "design" my life rather than just live it by "default"...and do what I believe is expected of me. I definitely feel a greater sense of enjoyment in my life now and I am excited for the future.”
“My direct family - at least 3, and also my wider family - in particular my parents and other friends”…have been impacted positively by the changed approach and direction she has found.
There were many key concepts we worked through together. In addition to “designing” clearly what she wanted from the core facets of her life, Lucy also flagged that there were “Lots of stories and anecdotes throughout the program which I could relate to. Working through the notion of "fear" and accepting that we can move forwards EVEN in the face of fear or discomfort (for example I HATE the thought of having to do a presentation, but I won't let it stop me starting this thing up).
Thinking deeply about how we "label" ourselves, where those labels came from, how we aren't defined by them. I was never seen as being "sporty" when I was in the UK, but now I definitely feel that new friends see me as one of the "sporty" ones. I've learnt that it's often our own limiting beliefs that prevent us doing something, we are our own worst enemy!”
As you know, the 12 weeks that I spent with you on your DreamBuilder programme were extremely fruitful for me! I wanted to tell you a little bit about the process from my perspective so that you can share my story with others.
When I first came to the DreamBuilder programme, I came with a lot of what I would call "baggage".....years of challenges in the family, the decision to leave a successful career to focus on the family, and I was at a crossroads in my life not knowing where to go. Working with you was like a breath of fresh air - the programme is so logical and I love the way that it naturally and organically takes you through a process to work out what you would really LOVE to do in your life. The programme helps you understand that you are only as limited as your own "limiting beliefs", and that when you step forwards into the unknown, confidently, things will tend to fall into place due to the power of the universe in which we live.
Even before the end of the DreamBuilder programme I had made the decision to start my own "paint-your-own-pottery" business here in Vaud, and my husband gave me the idea of being "mobile."
I've put some information below on what I offer and I would love you to share this with the fellow mums out there in case they would like to have a go!
Doodlepotz paint on pottery / peinture sur céramiques
I feel truly blessed to work with Lucy, and people just like her. You can find out more about her business at www.doodlepotz.ch.
Join me for our next Workshop
Periodically I hold workshops for a limited number of participants to explore the importance of building your own life vision…plus sharing some tools to make a positive difference in your life.
You can find more information here. You’ll also find feedback from people who attended our previous events – and the impact it had on them. You can also register directly here.
Meanwhile, if you feel I can help you in some way, feel free to touch base with me.
I am not a person to “blow my own trumpet” but I will leave the last words to Lucy. I appreciate her positive feedback and I will continue to work hard to ensure I earn such support from everyone I meet…
“Milena is a fantastic coach, totally professional, knowledgeable and I believe she really cares deeply about her clients and their journey. She has her own life experiences which help her to be a great coach and I would have no hesitation in recommending her to all my friends.”
To Your Greatness,