Welcome to True Synergy Coaching and our first blog of many to come. I’ve been on this journey for some time now, but today I begin again with you. Like most new beginnings, I have dreams of what the future will be, and I’m bursting with all the thoughts and ideas for it all. Lao Tzu has been credited with saying, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” As I step, many emotions are present; excitement, anticipation, fear, doubt, appreciation. Beginnings can be scary like riding a bike for the first time or learning to roller skate. But the result and the payoff have the potential to be something full of joy and wonder and fulfillment. The Buddha said there are two mistakes you can make on the road to truth: not going all the way and not starting. So here it is, my first step.
It makes sense to me to start with introductions.
You can read about my credentials and a little about who I am from my website. But what I hope to convey today and throughout the time I’m blessed with is a part of me. The real me. The good and bad, the happy and sad, the organized and the messy. If there is anything I’ve come to know through my journey in becoming a coach, educator, and human, it’s there is a richness in our mistakes and shortcomings, unlike any other lesson we will ever encounter. If we have the courage to embrace it with love and honesty, it has the power to touch our souls and transform us. I continue to learn forward. Every day I make mistakes. I say something less than helpful, I do something less than altruistic, and sometimes I’m not my best. I’m human like you. It’s my hope that we can connect in our humanity, hold each other up, and be great together.
This journey of discovery and altruistic self-development will not be unaided in isolation.
Every interaction and encounter with another reflects back to me a part of myself, reminding me of my vision and goals, teaching me something about myself, and inspiring me to do better. Knowing there is someone out there like me with hopes and dreams, goals and ambitions, victories, and failures makes me feel less alone. Being on this journey with others gives me strength, courage, power, and peace.
My Achilles heel is that I can’t help but be authentic, transparent, and utterly outright about who I am and what is happening in my life. So I warn you, this is not for the faint of heart. In this blog, I’ll bring you snippets of my life in full color. I’ll be sharing what’s on my mind and in my heart. I’ll be sharing joys and sorrow, lessons learned, and a nugget of wisdom I find along the way. I can’t stand here before you and profess to have the answers, the key to life and happiness, or the truth of anything. That will be your journey. My simple goal is to offer a piece of me, share some time and love with each other, and learn forward together.
I can’t wait to see what we become!