It was a cold January morning and I was sleeping on a mattress on the floor in a damp one bed flat with no heating. If you had told me to fast forward 8 years or so and I would now be living in a 4 bed house that I recently bought with my husband, happily married with one son and one dog, building my own business I don’t think I would have believed you.
It’s amazing the twists and turns that life takes. Change is inevitable, if you try to avoid it, there’s the risk that it can lead to living a stagnant and anxious existence. But if you learn to say yes to opportunities and become open to change then there is more potential for you to attract what you want.
I was invited to join a group of virtual strangers on a night out, and nervously I attended. That’s where I first properly met my now husband. If I had said no, my life may have taken a totally different path.
Along the journey I had from where I was to where I am now I realised a lot of things such as my own self-worth, to better manage my own emotions when I feel judged by others and how to keep calm in difficult conversations. Learning these skills (as well as others) has made such a huge difference to the way I approach my life. Now if you ask me where I’m going to be in another 8 years’ time, I have a much clearer picture in mind.
The reason why I do what I do is because I want to ethically support others to improve their confidence and reduce their own negative self beliefs so they are able to set out and achieve what they want to too. I hate it when someone says that they can’t do something, as much as they would like to, or, they say something like that’s not possible for ‘people like me’. I wouldn’t want anyone to be stuck sleeping in a dingy flat not being able to see themselves getting the future they choose.
As I mention in my ‘About’ section, the catalyst for me was when I heard something similar from a young primary school aged child. I set about learning NLP principles and became a Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming to provide me with the knowledge and skills to be able to coach others effectively, and subsequently Tidal Coaching was developed.