I do love the internet.
Last week I wrote you a love letter, expressing the vast amounts of gratitude and appreciation I feel for my online tribe these days. It’s a genuine feeling and it makes me very very happy.
And then I talked about this in a FB group I belong to, and they all came to visit my blog, the comments section exploded and I made some beautiful new connections. I discovered people who think like I do, people I can relate to on a deep level – people I never would have met otherwise because they’re half a world away. People who are definitely part of my soul tribe though, just like you are. Energy knows no distance, and it’s the internet which makes all these connections possible.
We hear so much about how anonymous the web is, how people depend more and more on technology, and how bad it all is for you. I say: The internet is a tool, and like any other tool it can be used for good or for bad. If you stop living in the real world and only communicate online, then you have a problem. If you hug and love the people around you and send loving hug-vibes to those further away through the internet, then that’s enriching and beautiful.
True or true? I find more and more that these small differentiations are very important. So much so that I started a series of short-and-sweet videos called “The Sparkly Difference”. You can find the first one here (just scroll down a little) or on YouTube.
I also love how effortlessly it all blends into each other. Some people say that my pagan life and practice has nothing to do with my Coaching, but I think it all fits together very well. I connect with nature and the divine and strive to work positive change by shaping energy with certain tools and my will (=magic). In Coaching, I connect with people and help them work positive change by utilising Coaching tools and energy in the shape of my intuition. Both are directed at effecting positive change and progress. Of course there are differences, but no contradictions.
I’ve been busy this week, “prettifying” my Coaching website. I replaced the rather dull brown colour of the logo and menus with a gorgeous dark red, take a look! Do you like it? And while I was working away, suddenly my slogan dropped into my head, just like that. It’s me and my Coaching to a –t, and I love it: “My passion is to help you thrive.” I added that to the website, too! Please feel free to share the link; word of mouth is and remains the best advertising (and unlike online advertising, it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg!).
My website rocks. Yes, that might sound a little over-confident, but d’you know what? I’ve browsed a LOT of Coaching websites lately, because I’m currently in the market for a Coach myself, and most have walls of text and the information is hidden underneath somewhere. It’s also surprisingly hard to find someone who a) is qualified in a way that’s recognised by major organisations like the ICF, b) works with abundance, law of attraction etc, and c) is within my current financial range. And most invite you to a trial session without telling you their prices! Dang it, I don’t need to be convinced of the value of Coaching, and I know exactly what my budget is. Just tell me your price already.
Incidentally, I fulfill all these criteria. I should hire myself! Haha.
You know, I have become very sensitive to some things. For example, internet “gurus” keep telling anyone who’ll listen (and pay them money) that you need to find what’s missing from people’s lives and exploit that in order to sell anything. Many Coaches have jumped on the bandwagon and their websites imply or state outright, that you are unhappy and unable to resolve the many problems you have, and that’s why you need a Coach. Now don’t get me wrong, everyone is unhappy sometimes, and we’re all stuck on occasion, and a Coach can indeed help.
However, I refuse to make this my main angle for selling. My clients aren’t incomplete without me, or incapable of solving their own problems. What I’m offering is a positive way forward with ease and joy, a way to transform one’s life not out of desperation but out of the realisation that it’s possible to be even happier and more successful. Is it just me or is there a big difference? For my part, I won’t sign up with anyone who tries to tell me there’s something wrong with me. I want a Coach who believes in me and my abilities and skills. And that’s the kind of Coach I am to others, too.
Thanks for listening, my dears!
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