Yes, even me! Although I am ‘Clear Mind’ my head just hasn’t been really clear and comfortable this week with decisions to be made, problems to manage and helping family house moves and holidays too!
I had a ‘wobble’ at M62 Networking on Thursday, but a great help by business coach Nik Lakhani of AIMS Management who I was lunching with. He listened and encouraged me, understood and empathised with me. It helped a great deal!
I had wondered whether to attend but had arrange to meet him for a 1-1 anyway, so went along, but I was distracted (and a little vulnerable too it seems).
My head if “full” – have you ever had that feeling? Not exactly full of thoughts although they do keep coming, and fleeting by, staying to hassle a bit and create some anxiety often, but just ‘full’ of some matter or other!
Not as light as cotton wool, but not as heavy as a stone in the heart either. Just “full”!
This is the idea behind have a clear mind and the business name. It came from the idea of what I was aiming to help clients achieve. And like you and them, I have wobbly days, good or bad, stresses and worries too. I am certainly not immune, and my experience helps me empathise with my clientele too.
My clear mind required me to ‘commit’ myself to a path, face up to a difficult conversation, acknowledge and maintain my beliefs and expectations, and fulfill my needs that led me there. I knew it would clear when all this was done, but it just ‘sat’ heavy on me all the time.
“I don’t want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” Oscar Wilde
A few tears helped later, and speaking about the ‘problems’ or issues, helped too. That’s how counselling helps! Saying it aloud makes it real! And that is what I needed to do. Open up, make it real and face the choices I’ve made over a period of months. Only when you actually get there it’s hard to jump! And I can empathise with clients on this. I have been there before but different reasons and situations, but I can empathise and be patient, listen and understand whilst helping them come to terms with their ‘issues’ too!