The Bad News: Living in the modern world teaches all of us to be what author bell hooks calls “emotional cripples”. We begin rejecting parts of ourselves as kids, and end up as adults who don’t know who the hell we are, or why we’re here. By our early thirties, we’re usually in a job we hate, struggling or dissatisfied with our relationships, and just trying to get through the day. We feel trapped, anxious, afraid, depressed, and frustrated. Maybe we’re addicted. Maybe we’re just exhausted. Most of us are surviving instead of really living our lives.
The Good News: Like F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be.” We can forget everything we ever learned and start again, any time we want. Whatever your life circumstances, all of us can move past the fear by beginning to move towards the things we do want. We can come to understand all the qualities of the false self we’ve constructed and how to let those fears and false beliefs go. This opens us to the infinite possibilities of our true selves.
Coaching with Me: All of us want to live rich, full lives. And while the work of finding our way back to our true selves can seem daunting at first, it’s actually pretty fun once you get started. You discover your own personal myth as Joseph Campbell or Carl Jung might say, and you roll with it. And it’d be my pleasure to roll with it alongside you, as your guide to finding more creativity, expression, and joy in your life. That’s what coaching is—guiding, supporting, identifying goals that deeply inspire you and helping you make them a reality.
Still interested in coaching? Let’s set up some time to chat.
Email: sean [dot] hotchkiss [at] gmail [dot] com