What do you want to achieve?

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
— Alice and the Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland

When I first spoke with Laura*, she said she was feeling confused and stuck in her career and life at large.  She wasn't sure what direction to head in, was feeling overwhelmed with options, and concerned about the possible implications of any changes she might make on the other people in her life.  She found that the longer she went without taking action, the more she lost confidence in her ability to ever make a change.  On top of all that, she felt like she was running out of time.  

In our first session together she explained all of the different options she felt she had but was unable to decide between.  Should she stay where she was living or move to a different country?  Stay in her current role or try something different?  If something different, what exactly should that be?  Go back to school or switch to a different job?  Or maybe a different career?  On and on, the options poured out of her.

It was obvious to me that Laura was motivated, ambitious, and full of potential but she was so deep in the details of her situation that it was impossible for her to gain the insight she needed to move forward.  
 

You can achieve anything you want but, to start, you have to know what that is.


Laura needed help seeing the big picture, getting in touch with who she was and what was important to her, and creating a strategy that would set her on a fulfilling path.  

Fast forward a few months and she was taking control of the reins of her life once again.  It wasn't an easy transition but it happened.  With the right tools, structure and support Laura was able to enhance her self-awareness, get clear on what she wanted to achieve, and start taking powerful action to reach her goals.  

As part of her journey she learned that one of her core values, which she had previously been neglecting, is adventure.  Aligned with this Laura started a new career in a new country and is now feeling excited and confident.  She knows what she wants and is going for it.  She is achieving success on her terms.

 

*Name has been changed for confidentiality.