My coaching and self realization/improvement journey continues through the pandemic, along with all the change that is going on around the world and all 2020 has to offer. I am going through the healing process after foot surgery to correct the fact that whenever I stepped down it felt like I was being stabbed in the bottom of each foot. So for the past few weeks, I was stuck at home, even more restricted than the existing lockdown, keeping my foot above my heart.
Leonard Shostak's blog
As the pandemic continues on with little end in sight, I reflect back to times before the dysfunctional present. In that world, I was able to deal with and cope with most of life's situations on my own. Now that we have moved to a new time in society, essentially moving backward, I felt that I needed support to deal with the pains in my body that started getting worse. I wanted support that was not rooted in a misguided medical system, as the techniques for dealing with the pain that it gave me were not effective.
I have experienced a lot of change this year, some good, some bad, and most unwanted. Yet, by using the same tools that I work with my clients to develop, I found it much easier to recognize, process, and grow from the changes and transitions.
It has been about six months since I started taking classes towards becoming a coach; and about three months since I began working with people on identifying and moving towards greater happiness and understanding. And, while it’s been an exciting time in the personal, professional, and civic aspects of my life, it hasn’t been easy or simple. But, as I’ve witnessed in my own life—and the lives of family, friends, and clients—being motivated really helps. It really, really helps.
What motivates you?
Lenny’s wrapping up his certification training and beginning to take new coaching clients. There are still some openings available —Lenny’s only taking clients that feel like a good fit. (If it doesn’t feel like a good fit to either party, Lenny will recommend other resources.) Lenny is also taking people for group coaching. Taking a life coaching class during this extraordinary time of pause and rebellion has helped Lennyy be more in touch with his own emotions and cognizant of how other people are feeling during these stressful times.