As a life coach to the ultra successful, I get a front row seat to their struggles and victories. Here is what one of my clients said as the stock market came crashing down.
“I feel guilty. I feel like I have a secret advantage. I could see the fear in the faces of my associates and I had compassion. I had been there myself. Yet, I have transformed my fear. I have surrendered to losing everything. I have made peace with total destruction. This financial crisis has been the biggest life test and I passed with flying colors. Without the coaching I would have been freaking out. Instead of freaking out I used the awareness of The Drunk Monkey (mind chatter) and the worst case scenario techniques to my advantage.”
This person is a financial adviser for an international powerhouse. I asked “What has been your motivation for learning this more holistic approach to life and business?”
The client responded with, “After the internet bubble burst I regretted not being equipped to support the clients through the breakdown. What’s worse, is that most everyone who remained level headed recovered and profited from the internet bubble burst. At the time I did not have the power to convince people that it will all turn around and with proper planning losses can be recovered.”
The client went on to say, “I remember declaring that next time this happens, I will be strong on the inside. I will be equipped mentally, spiritually and emotionally to support people through the breakdown and into the breakthrough. With the coaching, I am now strong and powerful. I know what my purpose in life is. I know who I am and why I was born. I am committed to helping people make decisions from total clarity with no attachment to the choices they make. I am committed to supporting people in making decisions that forward their goals verses being in a fearful reaction to the circumstances at hand.”
My client went on to say, “I cannot help others be that, unless I am being that myself. Seeing my mind for what it really is, cleaning up my past, facing the worst case scenario and creating plans to deal with it have given me unsurpassed inner strength and clarity. Today my clients sense it and they are soothed by it.”
If you are faced with financial hardship right now, then consider you have an opportunity to turn it into your greatest strength.