Who is in Control — You or the Calendar?

Who is in Control — You or the Calendar?

Personal Life Coach

Don’t wait for the New Year to get your life together! Make a resolution today to have more joy, peace, and love in your life. Transformation shouldn’t, nor does it need to, be based on a calendar. I mean, life happens every day, right? You could be well on your way to a new you today while everyone else waits for January 1!

When it comes to having more joy, peace, and love in your life, why wait? Set a new tradition for yourself to start your transformation early. Stop waiting on the new year to lose the weight, address the issues that plague you, and have more overall joy.

Stop putting your life on hold — waiting isn’t doing you any favors. Below are three tips that will help you take control of your life and be in a season of complete transformation well before New Years! If you need help, check out one of the life-coaching classes available on Tracey Knight’s website today. Whether you’re searching for personal life coaching, or your organization needs help developing into an effective team, Tracey Knight can help!

Build a Community for Accountability

While all of us want to think that we are fully self-aware and able to hold ourselves accountable, everyone has a blind spot or two. When you build a community devoted to helping keep one another on the hook for the work that needs to be done, you’re making sure that your blind spots are covered. By helping others overcome their less-strong areas, not only are you helping them, you’re also helping yourself learn how to better evaluate the work you’re doing. With assistance from your community, you can even overcome your blind spots over time.

Evaluate Your Friendships and Relationships

 

A lot of people take their friends, family, and significant others for granted. While it isn’t good to ignore the contributions that other people make in your life, avoiding the reality of your relationships can be holding you back from achieving everything you want. If you feel like you’ve been doing everything right and working as hard as possible, but you’re still stuck in a negative place, it may not be only your fault.

It’s very common for people to let their friends and family members treat them poorly, whether they believe that they deserve this bad treatment or they just aren’t aware of the way they’re treated. Other people can be a serious drain on your willpower and your energy. Take a look at your relationships and see if they’re benefiting you. If there are people in your life who only take and never give, it’s a good idea to tell them how you feel. If they aren’t willing to change, you don’t have to let them be a part of your life, especially if they are keeping you down.

Work It Out and Jot It Down To Keep a Point of Reference

 

Everyone is busy. Between work, family, friends, hobbies, and trying to improve oneself, it’s almost impossible to keep track of everything. Unless you’ve got a perfect memory, save yourself from the frustration of forgetfulness and a full brain and start writing stuff down! Not only will this help you better organize your thoughts, it will also help you track the progress you’ve made when you look back on this period of growth and change!

Avoid the pressure of New Year’s resolutions by starting on the path of your journey today! Don’t let the New Year be just another excuse to hold you back. Transformation has very little to do with the time of year and more to do with your mindset! The secret to having the life you want is inside of you! You hold the key, and the door will open whenever you get there. Wake up and start making your life better now.

For more information about life coaching or organizational support, check out Tracey Knight’s website right now! It’s up to you to Take Back…Transform…and Win at Your Own Life! Tracey can help you level-up your career, find the love life you want, and help you enjoy your life. If you’re feeling lost, stressed, or overloaded, Tracey Knight is here to help you Master Your Life!™

Coach Tracey Knight
September 1, 2019

Am I In The Right Job?

Am I In The Right Job?

Professional Coaching

Most people find themselves “stuck” in a job at some point in their lives, whether that be a job they hate, a job they need to pay the bills, or a job they’re way overqualified for but can’t figure out how to climb the ladder. If this sounds like you, don’t worry — this is all part of your journey to Self-Mastery. In fact, sometimes these trials and tribulations are needed in order for us to grip the bull by the horns and take action. Otherwise, we end up going through the motions like a hamster on a wheel rather than thriving in our lives and our careers.

Assess Your Situation

It’s easy to get fed up with the work world, especially if the company culture of your workplace doesn’t mesh with your personality and work style. If you’re feeling burnt out, exhausted, or just plain bored, take a second to assess your situation with a critical eye. Step back and try to view your situation from a different viewpoint to see if there are any stones left unturned. 

Determine whether it’s the job that’s the problem or your attitude about the job. Sometimes, all you need is a change in perspective to reignite the fire that you had when you started. And if that isn’t the case, it’s time to move on.

Challenge Yourself

If you feel like you’re at a standstill with your job, odds are you need a challenge. The amazing thing about human beings is that we thrive by learning new things and challenging our ideas about how certain things should happen. For some people, it’s easy to fall into a mundane routine, and for others, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to the things they do. Intention is key here — try to wake up every morning with a goal in sight, whether that be learning a new software at your desk job, challenging an out-of-date practice, or spearheading a project you’d be proud to take on. You’d be surprised at how much passion is fueled by a good challenge.

Be Patient

There are certain things we can’t control in life, one of which being where we get hired. I am a believer that good things happen with time but that you also need to engage with the world around you and tune into the signs the universe gives you that it’s time to switch gears. 

Sometimes, no matter how hard we try to make things happen, it just isn’t time yet. So, how do you know? You take a deep breath, accept what you can’t change, and work on improving what you can. Perhaps then the things you can’t control will turn out in your favor, like being offered a promotion or your dream job someone had been considering you for. Maybe all it takes is making the most of what you’ve got and trusting that fate will take care of the rest.

    Seek Help From A Professional Coach

    Sometimes we really find ourselves stuck and need an expert to help us out of the situation we’re in. If you’ve tried all the techniques listed above and haven’t been able to improve your work situation, consider investing in career coaching services from a transformational coach you trust. A motivational coach will be able to help you see your potential as well as point out areas where your current job isn’t serving you. Then, it’s up to you to make the decision to stay and make a change or to start over in another position that’s more in line with your destiny.

    If you are looking for a life and business coach to help you in your journey to Self-Mastery, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our life coaching programs here, or attend one of Tracey Knight’s upcoming events.

    Coach Tracey Knight
    August 14, 2019

    Benefits Of Personal Coaching

    Benefits Of Personal Coaching

    Personal Life Coach

    Perhaps you’ve found yourself in a rut, or you’re unsure what the next step is in life. Maybe your relationships are falling apart, your mental health has fallen by the wayside, or you can’t seem to find a good job after getting your master’s degree. You might be feeling scared, uncertain, or anxious about what will come next. You’ve been told time and time again that even though it won’t be easy, you still have to get after your dreams and pull yourself out of the rut you’re in. You don’t have to live with this pain — it’s a choice. 

    If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you aren’t alone. Whatever your story looks like, just know that we are all on this journey of self-discovery together and that Self-Mastery is within reach. It all comes down to putting your nose to the grindstone, working hard where you’re at, and learning where you want to be and how to get there — and to face the things that are holding you back without coming up with excuses. If you need some guidance and encouragement,I’m here to help. Here are some key benefits of my personal life coaching programs: 

    Awareness & Engagement

    A personal coach will help you become aware of your unique situation, which is the first step in your journey toward Self-Mastery. By consulting a personal development coach, you will have a better idea of what led to the rut you’re currently in and where you want to go, which will serve as your map to success. This will open your eyes to the ways in which you can become more engaged in your own life, whether that means improving your relationships through better communication, starting a fulfilling career by applying to your dream job, or becoming the master of your own mind through journaling, meditation, etc.

    Goal-Setting & Accountability

    Once you have become aware of your situation and have made the decision to jump right in and start taking control of your life, a personal coach can help you set attainable goals. This could mean trying new things, building healthy relationships with others, or pursuing a new feat in your professional life. 

    No matter what your struggles entail, your personal life coach will be by your side, providing insight and encouragement when it comes to setting and reaching your goals. Then, when you achieve milestones in your journey to Self-Mastery, they will be there to celebrate all the hard work that led to this success!

    Greater Perspective

    A personal life coach will also help you gain perspective on your situation. As someone who has helped many young women achieve Self-Mastery, I can help you see through the anxiety, dread, guilt, fear, and other negative feelings that may be blurring your vision. When you talk through your situation with a motivational coach, they can help reveal the windows of opportunity that you may be missing out on, as well as pinpoint the things that have been making you blind to your potential. Often, all it takes is a new perspective to help you turn your life in the right direction. Then you can really start to get after it. 

    Expert Advice

    There are certain things that may be too daunting to tackle on your own — getting divorced, being laid off at work, grieving a lost friend, and the list goes on. Though transformational coaching is not the same thing as therapy, it is a great way to get assistance as you navigate the situation and learn how to use it as fuel for your journey to Self-Mastery.

    A personal life coach will provide expert advice to help you keep your eye on the prize so you can achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself. I’m here to grind alongside you and keep you on track by providing love, compassion, and a push in the right direction when you need it. 

      Looking for a personal life coach to help you on your way to Self-Mastery? Click here to view our life coaching programs, or attend one of Tracey Knight’s upcoming events!

      Coach Tracey Knight
      August 14, 2019

      Pain Is Like The Check Engine Light On Your Car

      Pain Is Like The Check Engine Light On Your Car

      Personal Life Coach
      Is It Time to Have “YOU” Serviced?

      Cars possess the technology to tell us when it’s time for service.  If you are smart and responsible, you will take heed and respond to the issue at hand.  When our tank is on “E,” we know that more fuel is needed.  Ignoring the warning will likely lead to being inconveniently stuck on the side of the road.  If the check engine light is illuminated, it is an indication that something is not functioning properly, and failing to address this matter could result in a major expense.

      People also have indicators that alert us to the need to retool, refuel, or replace the old with something new.  Jogging in a shoe with little support can injure your knees, but if you retool with a proper shoe, the pain goes away.  When you don’t eat all day, your thinking won’t be as clear as when you refuel with food.  Our emotional bodies operate in the same way.

      When it is time to grow into the next version of ourselves, we will be asked to let go of old ways of thinking or behaving. It can feel challenging to make this shift because we become comfortable and believe that our way has worked up until now – so why change it?

      Here’s why….

      I have a friend who I will call Mae.  Mae is like most of us.  She followed a prescribed blueprint to success that included “Going to college, working hard, acquiring degrees, getting a “good job,” and making lots of money.  My friend followed the checklist and did everything “right,” only to face mounds of debt and a period of unemployment.  In Mae’s case, this emotionally trying experience turned out to be the beginning of what I will call a wilderness experience.

      The Wilderness Experience…

      A “wilderness experience” is a period in your life when you feel mentally, emotionally, physically, financially, relationally, and/or spiritually tested and fearful.  This is the time when you clarify, redefine, and reprioritize what is most important as you are stripped of anything or anyone that is out of alignment.  This is a season of preparation for something new that is oftentimes better, but in order to get there, you must surrender or be humbled.

      My friend Mae is not a materialistic person, but like all of us, she wanted to hold on to what she had worked hard work for.  As she faced financial distress, she tried everything to make more money to make ends meet.  One day, her neighbor asked her to come and clean her baseboards in exchange for pay.  Mae was initially a little offended by the request.  However, she liked her neighbor and knew she was terminally ill.   This woman had taken great care to ensure her home was always clean — that is, up until the time that she became sick.

      Mae agreed to serve her neighbor, but when she began cleaning, several thoughts surfaced:

      • “I have multiple degrees, why am I cleaning for money?”
      • “What will others say about me?”
      • “Is this worth the humiliation?”

      As previously mentioned, Mae is not a materialistic person in the traditional sense, but each of these thoughts are material because they are driven by the ego and external validation (i.e., image, perceptions, status, titles, feeling separate and apart from other human beings, etc.).  As Mae became aware of her thoughts, she recognized them as painful indicators of beliefs that were out of alignment with who she knows herself to be.  She was being stripped and humbled through this experience of cleaning baseboards.  This awareness and commitment to serve caused her to shift her perspective.  She began cleaning as if she were scrubbing away her own dirt.  The more she cleaned, the lighter she felt.  She completed the task and the neighbor happily paid her for a job well done.  Little did the woman know that she had given Mae something much more valuable than cash.  She had given her a new lease on life.  It was after that experience that Mae was able to come up with creative ways to stretch her money and tap into unused resources.

      What I’ve Learned…

      I’ve learned that it is our darkest moments that offer the greatest opportunity for us to be of service and to be served.  Life’s challenges are not here to harm us or to cause pain.  We create the pain through our resistance.  Every experience is designed to teach us something valuable about ourselves.  If we look and listen with the intention to “inner-stand,” we will willingly exchange despair, arrogance, and judgment for the sweet taste of gratitude.

      If you have found yourself in the wilderness experience and want to find a life coach who can help you get to a better place in life, sign up for professional coaching sessions with Tracey Knight. Get a head start by figuring out where you are in your life with this WHEEL OF LIFE download.

      Coach Tracey Knight
      July 7, 2019

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