One of the questions I'm asked most often is, "how do you get started with..." Sometimes that answer is easier than you think.
When one of my clients is looking to start something new, whether they're looking to start their own business or they want to lose weight, or they want to improve their relationships, I tell them to start with just one thing. Take just one step and don't think about what you need to do after that.
I know sometimes one step is all you can muster. I know that sometimes it takes all your strength and all your determination. Sometimes it hurts. Sometimes it doesn't seem like much, but it is. It really is. How do I know? Because I was stuck once. Heck, I was paralyzed once. I couldn't breathe, let alone take a step toward or away from anything. But then I pushed myself to take just one step. That one step changed everything for me and led to me being certified as a life coach. First steps matter.
What is this step for you? Let's say you've decided you want to start your own business but you don't know what kind of business. Being in this place can be a little overwhelming...but don't let it be so overwhelming that you never start. A first step can be as simple as writing down ALL of the possibilities - from things you know you're capable of to things you've always wanted to do or have been interested in. That's it. That's your first step. The next day, explore all those options. Learn about them, find people who do those things now. Facebook and Google make it easy. Dive into the things that spark a curiosity. Then on the list you created, circle the top thing or maybe 2 or 3 things that still have your interest and have got you thinking about how you can do this.
You see what's happening here? Momentum is starting to build. The more you learn about the possibilities, the more you'll engage. The more you engage, the more ideas you'll get about aspects to explore. Explore them! Feel the excitement and the energy build. Make decisions. Show up. Make progress one step at a time.
It works for everything you know. One step. It leads to the next step and to things you might never have even thought of. If you've got something you want to do, please try it. You won't regret it. And if you need help to do it, ask for it...because "I don't know how" is no excuse.
To get more information about being coached or about finding your purpose, schedule a free consult with me. I've been where you are and I know I can help you see what your next step should be.