I awake at 6am at the sound of my alarm clock. I’ve set my alarm sound for church bells because it inspires me to get out of bed. The church bells tell me I have important work to do today. I have a calling. I have a ministry. I am an Online Coach.
I say a few words of gratitude, brush my teeth, comb my hair, get my coffee and sit outside on my patio with my day planner. I spend my first half hour making my list of all the things I need to do today. Then I look at my short-term and long-term goals, just to make sure I’m on track. I spend some time contemplating and prioritizing. I write in my Gratitude Journal – giving thanks for all that I have now, and all that I will soon receive. I recite my favorite Wayne Dyer quote, “Nothing bad happens…everything happens for my highest good. It’s all good.”
I love what I do – it’s my passion — well, at least the coaching part. But before I can do it, I have to get through the mundane chores. It’s Monday, my busiest day. I stay in my pajamas until I’m finished checking my emails and voice mails, which takes about an hour or two. Then I get dressed and ready for my day – usually wearing exercise clothes — as I am fortunate to be able to work mostly from my home office. Still, I make sure I look presentable, because I usually see people – my assistant, the mail carrier, the UPS guy, the Fedex guy, and various other visitors who stop by to chat because they think I don’t really work since I work from home (NOT!).
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This article first appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of TILT Magazine ~ Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology.
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Lyn Kelley runs www.GrowTrainingInstitute.com, which offers educational programs for Mental Health Professionals, Coaches and Medical/Healthcare Providers. She can be contacted at email@example.com.