Ego, The Ambulance and Metallica.
What do you want your legacy to be?
My incredible business coach was talking about what she would like her children to say about her in her eulogy and how she uses that to shape the way she runs the show, personally and professionally. It got me thinking…..
In those final moments, do you want to be thinking about all your regrets, the things you never did because you might fail or do you want to look back with a big grin, knowing that you gave everything you had to give.
Hopefully that won’t happen for a very very long time, but the crazy thing about this crazy place is we just don’t know. I know all too well how precious this life is. Having been a paramedic for the past 10 years I have seen and felt what can happen expectantly and unexpectantly at the end of someone’s life. We don’t know when our time is up, all we have is this very moment.
Don’t plan to do it tomorrow.
Do something small today to get you where you want to be.
I don’t want to live a life of regret. I don’t want to wish I did things differently. I have made mistakes and bad choices but that’s all that they are. They do not have to guide my path in the future. Those mistakes don’t define me, they make me stronger. We have all done things we’re not proud of, we’re human, and sometimes need another crack.
I want to live the most beautiful, happy and healthy life that I possibly can. I don’t want to spend my days wishing I had done something I have always dreamed of. I don’t want to be shackled by my regrets. I don’t want to stay in a job that makes my soul unhappy which is just one of the many reasons I went out on a limb to start Wonder Woman Method.
I want to be guided by the real Kate, not Kate’s ego. By staying in the Ambulance service, really, I am only serving my ego. Being a Paramedic becomes part of your identity, the respect, the curiosity, the silence or cringes that follow the horror stories. I still find myself on occasion reporting that I am a Paramedic before I am a Health Coach because it’s easy to do that. People know what that means and I don’t have to convince them I am serving my community.
I am so proud of my 10 years of service as a Paramedic. I have done some amazing things with some amazing people and for the most part, I have loved it. The parts I don't love about it, have decided for me that it's time to move on. A new chapter for Kate.
I know deep down how powerful Heath Coaching is. It changed everything for me.
It solved problems that I had been dealing with for over a decade. I know it’s life saving, so different to ambulance life saving but guiding people to their healthiest life, I guess it’s more life giving!
What is so funny is that I have only just realised that I don’t need to convince anyone of my worth as a Health Coach. Really, I only need to convince myself. All I need to do is live the most authentic life that I can. Live by my values, take pleasure in the little things, love and be loved. When I walk my talk and people see the effect that has, no one needs convincing, they get it. My ego suddenly loses momentum and boy does it feel good!
From this moment on I am Kate.
I am a Wonder Woman.
I am a force to be reckoned with. I am intelligent, strong, brave and beautiful.
I am a wife and a mum.
I am a Health and Nutrition Coach.
And, I occasionally work as a Paramedic.
I choose what I want for my life and I own the effects of those choices, be it the food I eat, the exercise I do and the love and respect I give to myself and my loves.
You have a choice too. Even when it feels like you don’t.
Choose what’s best for you, because really, as Metallica says so beautifully…. nothing else matters.