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What To Do When Your Best Laid Plans Go Upside Down

You might have wondered why I have not been blogging much for the last few years. Well, the last three years have been full of increasing challenges that ended on December 6th, 2015 — the day my Mom passed away.

Are we ever ready to let a loved one go?  Sometimes the situation is such that we want them to be relieved of their struggles and pain. So we say, “Go, I will be fine. I have lots of support.”  At least that’s what I told my Mom. And, it was partially true.

I maintained a very busy coaching practice, weekly networking meetings, and wrote a coaching program over the last two years while care-giving for my Mom. It was very hard and emotionally draining to witness her downward spiral with cardio and COPD issues.

Over the last 16 years, I’ve helped clients in this same situation, knowing the day would come when it would be my turn. This last year it was super hard on the family and me. I had three bad falls which resulted in bruised ribs and a broken wrist. My partner’s back froze up with disc issues as he too tried his best to support her. Our body always tells us what’s going on within us. We must learn to pay attention to its messages.

I was blessed as my coaching business stayed strong during this time. Clients just kept coming and former clients started coming back again. Work became my happy place. It was a lot easier for me to focus on other people’s hopes, dreams and aspirations and set plans in motion for other people’s lives than my own.

Yes, as a good friend told me years ago — you can have, do and be anything you want, but not all at the same time. While we helped Mom, lots of things had to go on hold. The three things I dearly held onto were family, coaching and a community of energy healers that I’ve been in class with for the last five years. All helped me keep my cup full enough to endure and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Now, I am back to work on the coaching certification program I wrote with my daughter. We are getting ready to release it to the world to motivate other small business owners to build profitable businesses on strong foundations. Helping people build a thriving business that will last is what we’re all about. Stay tuned for the LifeLongFuseCoaching™ certification program!  It is my legacy work, and with this post I am officially back ON TRACK!

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