Taking a leap of faith

Asking for help is often a difficult thing to do. You have to swallow your pride, admit that you can’t do something alone, and show your weakness in order to gain strength. Trust me, this is very difficult to do. I’m nervous. I’m worried about coming off wrong. I don’t want my readers to be put off by this. I don’t want this to be the last time that you read something I write.

I have to put all of that aside because I know that this is for the greater good. I am opening up in this post in a way I haven’t done yet and that’s saying something because I think I’m pretty open on this platform. Oh my gosh my hands are sweating as I type this. I have undergone an eyeopening transformation in the past couple of years that has lead to maturity and the realization of what my destiny is. It is both invigorating and terrifying.

I am so thankful to have found my life’s calling and this blog has contributed to part of that process. I’ve always been one to help others, pull for the underdog, take in an outcast. I didn’t expect to connect with people in the way or on the level that I have while blogging since the start of the year. I want to take that a step further and be an active part of helping people find their own life calling and fulfillment.

If I didn’t know any better I’d call it a grand coinsicendse, but I’ve learned that there is no such thing. Everything happens as it should and I am at a time and place in my life that everything has lined up and my path is clear. I am going to pursue life coaching certification. The little voice in my head that is skeptical and likes to doubt tells me that I’m too old, it’s too late, that ship has sailed. Everything else within me is saying go for it! You’re in the right place at the right time! You have more people in your corner than you realize! You can do this! This is what you are meant to dedicate the rest of your life to!

So, here I am, telling that little voice inside to sit down and be quiet. I’m not entertaining that notion. It seems daunting, but when I started blogging mid-January I didn’t think I’d ever make it to 100 followers and here I am 2 months later creeping up on 500. So to that little voice inside, I’m letting you know right now I’m focusing all of my energy, efforts, thoughts, and sacrificing everything I can think of in order to make this happen. Which brings me to the hard part of asking for help.

The one piece of the puzzle that I am missing is the financial aspect. I’m trusting that the same events that put this plan into motion will help this post land in front of the people that are willing to believe and invest in me. If you believe that I have what it takes to be a successful life coach and I’m the kind of person that you would want as part of your personal support system, please check out my GoFundMe page. There I provide additional information about this journey. Please share this post and my GoFundMe page with your network if you’d like to help me reach my goal. Here’s to listening to everything but that little voice and taking a leap of faith…

Update (April 10, 2016)- People believed in me enough to contribute financially and I was able to enroll and begin the foundation course! It’s a 5 week online course that will prepare me for the 12 week in-person course that I’ll attend twice a week for 4 hours a night. A big you for believing in me!

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-Niki

18 Replies to “Taking a leap of faith”

  1. I highly encourage you to keep going forward with this, I can relate totally, I took my certification not that long ago, but I sat on the fence for a long time, However I have been a psychologist for many years which put me at a great advantage, while you are waiting to start I can tell you that there are many free short courses on the internet that will keep you focused and give you an excellent insight into this profession. I can also tell you that you will love it, you will obtain great satisfaction.

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    1. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement. It means so much to me that you would take the time to read and comment. It’s so nice to hear from someone who has been there and taken that leap already. I’m very much looking forward to it and the more I do, the more I realize that I’m already doing it. I’m helping my daughter analyze situations and helping her to figure out the best way to handle them, not telling her what to do and her not understanding why. I’m helping a friend in a tough situation not by giving her my point of view, judging her or telling her what I’d do in her shoes. I’m just asking questions and letting her marinate on them and she’s going forth with her own decisions after looking at the situation from many perspectives. I’m so excited about this and know there is no turning back for me!

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      1. Hi,, You are already coaching and it sounds as if you are doing it 100% correct, thats great, don’t stop keep going and follow your dream, you have the passion and you know what you want, the road will open for you, I’m sure you are going to be a fantastic coach.

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  2. I believe in you and I can’t think of anyone that I would love having in my corner more than you. I full heartedly believe this is what you are meant to do. Keep moving forward, keep reaching for your dream and your purpose. You are and will continue making a positive impact in many peoples lives. I love you, Mom.

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  3. Hi Niki,

    I like how you told that little voice to sit down and shut up. 😀

    I say go for it! This my first time here and I can tell you have a good spirit through your writing.

    Now you have one more follower to your list.

    God bless,
    Vernon

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    1. Thank you so much Vernon. I am so humbled. This has been such an amazing journey and I am so thankful for the support I have received in this post alone. I was afraid people wouldn’t receive it well, so in your face little voice! Thank you so much for sharing this post on Twitter. I look forward to seeing you around here more. Have a great rest of your weekend Vernon!

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