Great things are done
by a series of small things
— Vincent Van Gogh
My love of seeing people transform their lives through coaching came about because of something that had been affecting me for many years. For as long as I could remember I had a deep inner feeling of not being able to totally create what I wanted for myself. I would complete all of the actions required or at least all of the actions I thought were required but I would inevitably come up short. I would be left with a feeling that there was something within me that was holding me back from achieving it.
I personally believe that everyone deserves to live their life as their best version of themselves.
Not being someone to give up easily I spent decades actively studying and applying many personal development practices and methodologies. During my studies, I came across the work of Joseph Campbell which really resonated with what I had been experiencing. Joseph Campbell extensively traveled the world researching mythologies of the world’s cultures. What he found was a common a storyline ran through all the mythologies that resonates so deeply with people it is used in all successful movies and books. He named it the Hero’s Journey it maps out the process of achieving something of value. Why Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey resonated with me so much was that I had begun to realise that in order to achieve my larger goal and have the life I wanted it required me to complete a series of steps or journeys to use Joseph Campbell’s terminology.
A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: The hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.
— Joseph Campbell
The Hero’s Journey often starts when a person is reluctantly called to some type of adventure or quest. What next occurs is some supernatural aid appears to help the individual. Next, they then begin to cross the threshold and start the adventure where the guardian(s) appear. After crossing the threshold, they begin the required process of transformation. A helper or mentor appears to help them to navigate through the challenges and temptations that they must pass through. After passing through this phase, they reach the midpoint in their journey. It is the darkest and most challenging point in the journey where things appear to be totally hopeless and it seems pointless continuing on any further. If they do continue past this point, they get to experience a transformation followed by atonement and go on to achieve the goal they set out to achieve on their journey.
If you find yourself about to embark on your own Hero’s Journey or are already on it and are curious if coaching would help you navigate past your own challenges and temptations. Click here to book your free coaching session with me so you can experience what coaching will do for you