Making space for the invited inevitable

Making space for the invited inevitable
Make space in your life for the inevitable arrival of what you want. ~Danielle LaPorteIf you've been with me for a while, you know that in addition to being a health coach, I also work a part-time "side hustle" as a grants and reports contractor for a nonprofit. I started there the year it was founded and have worn numerous (and sometimes multiple) hats, moving between part-time contractor and full-time (overtime!) employee several times along the way over the last nine years.As a tag-along spouse, tied to looking for work where my husband's career took us, it's the longest I've ever been with one organization, and while the work has had its ups and down, I've always been amazed by the incredible work environment: not many of us get to do meaningful work surrounded by colleagues we admire and respect and even count among our closest friends.My contract ends this year, and while my health coaching practice is growing, it's definitely not at a point where it could replace what most people would not toOne skill I introduce to my clients is how to flip their mindset about what they perceive as negative occurrences: I call this the practice of "for not to," and as hokey as it sounds, it can be really life-changing as it rewires the brain to see the positive in anything—not in a spiritual bypass, "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" sense, but in a way that helps to see a number of paths forward rather than a dead end.I've practiced this skill so much in the past five years that when I learned my contract would not be renewed at a level that made sense for me to keep it, my gut reaction—the one I've learned to trust more than the (over)thinking that can follow—was one of delight and openness, a sense of boundless possibility rather than the panic it could have induced.I had intended to stay with the organization while giving my practice the time it needed to grow into a thriving business. Learning the contract was ending could have been awful and dismaying and terrifying—and it wasn't.Find out why on the blog at https://simply-healthcoaching.com/space-for-the-inevitable/