This coaching let you be yourself

Be yourself — Everyone else is taken! Photo by Chela B. on Unsplash

Why is being yourself so important?

I believe people are the happiest and most effective when they can be themselves

If a person is not allowed to be themselves for any reason, I often sense an energy block. They experience an inner conflict of what they should do vs. what they actually want to do. It’s an enormous elephant in the room, but most people are not aware of it, or they simply think, “that’s normal and I can do nothing about it”.

Being yourself unlocks the potential within you and people around you

There’s a famous equation: Performance = Potential - interference

How does a coach come in?

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself.” — Galileo

And I know you will find what you need. As a coach, my role is your thinking partner, helping to explore your unique treasures from your past experiences and inspiring dreams.

I take the stance that life is here for you to enjoy. So if you hire a coach, the only thing that must be guaranteed is a more enjoyable life! (Of course, this only works if you also want it)

The most important feeling you can have in your life is knowing that you can be yourself. You are totally accepted and loved no matter the circumstances. It takes courage to see that and live in such a way continuously. And this courage doesn’t only serve you, it will benefit for the many around you.

16 Questions I ask to help myself be myself

The topics relate to being yourself are vast. Here I list a couple of keywords based on my own learnings. Be aware it’s a long list coming from my point of view! It serves as a stimulus to poke into your wisdom and your experience.

  1. Self-acceptance — If I can see that perfection is only a game of man-made standards, and appreciate myself as an interesting piece of life with endless possibilities. Would I let myself off the self-judgment hook?
  2. Authenticity — If I have experienced people in my life who can show up as themselves and brighten up my day. Am I inspired to do the same for others?
  3. Vulnerability — If I see that being vulnerable is the true assurance deep inside of me saying “I’ll be fine no matter what”, do I have the courage to show my true self to others?
  4. Courage — If I have gathered enough courage to look for ways to live a fulfilling life, can I gather enough to be myself?
  5. Self-compassion — If I realize there’s always a positive intent behind people’s seemingly negative behaviors, can I see my deep kindness and go from there?
  6. Surrender — If I see that eventually, I have no control over what may happen in the very next moment, can I let go of the need to control, and just enjoy what is there and what I am doing at this moment?
  7. Impermanence — If I see that everything is constantly changing, and my current state will soon be gone, will I take the time to fully experience it at this moment?
  8. Creation — If I see that every thought and action of mine is creating and strengthening neural pathways in my brain, will I take that responsibility and lean towards what I really want?
  9. Purpose — If I see that all actions human take is for a purpose, explicit or implicit, will I be curious to find my empowering purpose for being myself?
  10. Meaning — If I see that the universe had no meaning before people invented the word “meaning”, what does it mean for me to “be myself”?
  11. Vision — If I see that everything in this world is first created in the mind, then brought into existence, what will I visualize for the ongoing evolution of being myself?
  12. Values — If I see that just like the physical laws of gravity, there are personal and social laws of human mechanisms that can make me either prosper or wither, what are the most helpful values for being myself?
  13. Self-esteem — If I see that committing to things that support my personal values boosts my self-esteem, will I make that the norm of being myself?
  14. Spontaneity — If I see that taking things too seriously tenses me up and tunnel my vision, will I allow myself to be playful, mindful, and relaxed so I am truly myself?
  15. Habit — If I see that I can rewrite my subconscious through conscious thoughts and their corresponding emotions, how do I want to create my habit of being myself?
  16. Change — If I see that changes are happening within me anyway consciously or unconsciously, will I see that change as a natural characteristic of myself and conduct it consciously?

The need to be better itself is a cause of misery

If we are operating from a place of scarcity, there will always be something lacking. If we are in pursuit of happiness, by default, we recognize it as something in the future. So, there’s often confusion that says something like this:

“If I accept myself, I won’t change. And if I keep changing, I am not accepting myself”

What a dilemma, right? But consider the truth that everything is always changing, including you and me. The question is, whether the change is conscious or unconscious, whether the direction is a personal choice or at random.

You can love and accept who you are right now, yet want to change and see what happens next!

Here is a metaphor. In the middle of a movie, you can appreciate the story so much up to this very moment, and how beautiful the present shot is in your view, but you won’t freeze there. You still are excited to see what comes next.

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I coach for happiness. I take the stance that life is here for you to enjoy! 😉 When the foundation is taken care of, whatever you do will be a success! 😎

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I coach for happiness. I take the stance that life is here for you to enjoy! 😉 When the foundation is taken care of, whatever you do will be a success! 😎