When I started coaching I used to wonder if I was really meant to be a life coach, if I was any good, if I really made a difference in the lives of my clients. I questioned if I had the right to help people on their journey. One day when I lay in bed with all these doubts laying on the bed next to me, this testimonial written by Marisa Supia appeared on my facebook feed.
I share it with you unedited, just her words and the picture of herself she posted….
The Power of the “I am factor/ affirmation words
On my 2nd consultation with my Life Coach has asked me to work five I’am affirmation words. And this was going to be discussed in our 3rd session, we would meet every Monday at 21 Pm, I loved the fact that she was always on time. So came Monday the 20th of June 2016 we meet for our normal session. She asked me to say out my five affirmation words I had more than five because before I started consultation with her I had already written a few words for myself. Which are: 1. I’m a woman of prayer, 2. I’m a woman of praise, 3 I’m a woman of power, 4 I’m a woman Passion, 5 I’m a woman of peace. While I was doing life Couching with her I was building a two bedroom house for me, of course, my dad was helping me with the construction. It was a Monday, 20 June I was at work looking at the calendar I was joking with a colleague and said to him it was June already, mid year already and what have you done for so? In the back of my head, I asked myself the same question, and for a moment I got sad cos I thought that I did nothing, cos all I could think about was the fact that I was still single or in an undefined relationship and that hit me. But I quickly thought of the house I was building, the savings I had at that time and how I managed to discipline myself cut off some expenses because of my priorities. At that moment I thought that I had to write down my five affirmation word’s statements in my life coaching session later on that evening, so I took my previous five words that I had written done for myself and added three more. So in that moment it occurred to me that I was:
- A woman of Prayer 2. A woman of Praise 3. A woman of Power 4. A woman Passion 5. A woman of Peace 6. A writer 7. A builder 8. Worth it 9. An Entrepreneur 10. Enough
Later that night, when it was time for our session, she called. We talked for a while about our weekend since it was Monday after the weekend. Right after she went back to business and asked me to state my Words of Affirmations words. So I told her about the five 5 that I had written for myself before taking a coaching session with her plus the ones that I have just added. She was happy to hear them and I was happy to know that I was each of those affirmation I state. As the session went on, we talked about my priorities, accomplishments and future plans. At the end of the session before we said goodbye, she asked me to close up the session with my 10 I am factor words, I did. She requested that I say those words to myself every morning. The power of those words changed the thoughts I had about myself, I was powerful, motivated, inspired, passionate so much as soon as we said our goodbyes I started writing, because am a writer. I know that a lot of you out there, may not be where you want to be right now on, Relationship, Finance, and Career but I am sure that you have achieved in other sectors of your lives. Either than thinking of what you ARE NOT think about the I’AM and write down on a piece of paper and stick it in a place that you can see, read it to yourself every day, believe it and you will see that the list will grow instead of five you will have ten.