I want to first and foremost apologize that I have not been able to create new content recently. I usually don’t talk about the Marine Corps experiences, but this month I’ve been away on an operation and I don’t have much time to focus on my blog or have much internet service. However, I have found time to get some things done this month that were very important to me.
One of the proudest things I’ve done is become a certified life coach. I finished my course during my free time by waking up earlier than everyone else and taking care of it prior to doing my Marine Corps requirements. If you have been following me for some time, I mentioned that I would look into the possibility of becoming a life coach in my 2019 Goals post. My ultimate goal is to be able to help as many people as I can and impact their lives positively and I feel like becoming a life coach is the best way to do so.
Some of you may be wondering what a life coach is. A life coach is someone who helps people get unstuck in their lives by listening to the situation and asking the right questions. The life coach helps an individual figure out the issue or limiting belief and can assist in possible solutions. The life coach helps with goal writing and accountability. Some people think of a life coach as a counselor or a therapist, but that is not the case. A counselor does much of the talking and tells an individual of the solution they should take, while a life coach does more listening and has the individual pick the solution that they believe they can maintain. A therapist gives diagnoses; however, a life coach does not do this at all.
Unfortunately, for the blog, I have another Marine Corps commitment for 2 months, that will take me away from the blog most of the time. I intend to do my best to keep up with the blog, but may hit some speedbumps along the way. I am hoping by the end of the year I will have a better plan and process on how I will begin taking on clients. I’m excited for this new step in the journey of Melvin and passion is required for any job to be a success. If you are interested in having a life coach, feel free to message me through email, my About Me section or through any of my social media platforms.
Also, this month I’ve been able to attend 2 courses that I have found inspiring. One of the classes was on the Four Lenses. It’s a leadership class that puts everyone into four categories with their personalities, their leadership skills and how to motivate them. I did the class once before; however, I felt very focused during it this time because of my new path toward my dream. If anyone is wondering I was in the Gold Group.
The other course was Communicate to Lead. It takes principles from Stephan Covey and John Maxwell and engages the reader and audience in their own leadership skills. The class could have gone on the entire day, but we kept it a little short to get everyone out at 4 o’clock. The instructor handed out a booklet with all of the information as well, which I intend to revisit. I spoke to her afterwards and found out there are several more classes I can take back in Iwakuni, that will help me be a better leader in the industry.
Although, this month I have been taken away from my blog, I have still found many ways to continue growing and moving toward my dreams. Don’t let any obstacle give you excuses for not accomplishing anything. Continue the grind, even if that means going to bed really late, or getting up really early. If you truly have passion for your dream, then don’t let anything stop you.
What have you gotten done this month that is moving your closer to your dream? What’s your excuse?