Show up as you are, also as coach

Girl running photo created by ArthurHidden -

If you book my morning session for coaching with me on Tuesday or Thursday, you will probably see me in my running clothes. I run those mornings and depending on how long the run was or my shape that day, I will not have had the time for a shower before our session. So, I will do the session in my running clothes.  

Could I change this? Yes, I could get up earlier, I could move the time of my first session, or I could take a shorter shower, but I do not want to.  

I like to wake up without an alarm clock. I like my morning runs. I like a long warm bath after a run. I like my 11am sessions. 

And I believe that one of the ways to a happy life, is doing the things you like when possible. I believe I am a better coach for my coachees, when I am happy and I believe my coachees also need things in their life that make them happy, while they process their personal development. So, I demonstrate that I find my ways.  

And I also believe that sometimes our own assumptions about what is appropriate will stand in our way of our happiness. So, I choose to show up in running clothes and show that it is possible to combine doing what I like, with my work schedule. Because that was also one of the reasons, why I chose to become self-employed.  

Do you have assumptions of appropriate behaviour that are standing in your way? 

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  1. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. Its always interesting to read articles from other writers and practice something from other sites.

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