It Took Me 17 Years to Follow My Heart

Happy Spring!
Today I wanted to drop into your inbox to share something with you that I hope will inspire you to follow your dreams whole-heartedly this year. We are a quarter into the year and I would love for your 2014 to be a year that is filled to the brim with success, happiness, peace and freedom and anything else that you desire.

You see, I know what it feels like to have a really strong desire about what you want life to look and feel like, but to be so paralyzed with fear and self doubt that your vision seems impossible. 

Did you know that when I was 20 years old I decided I wanted to be a success coach? Yes, 20. At that time I didn’t know that what I wanted to be was termed as a success coach but I knew I wanted to inspire women and girls to live their dreams and create their best life. I later learned the term success coach.

I will never forget the day that it hit me like a lightening bolt. I had been reading through a book by Tony Robbins (a well known Motivational Speaker) and it came to me in a flash.

I realized in that moment that this is what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to teach people what he was teaching and I wanted to travel the world speaking, writing books and sharing my message.

But I was 20 years old and filled with doubt, lacking confidence and overcome with fear. I had no idea how I could ever do this. Me? So, I locked that dream away inside of me. I told no one about it and just went on living the life that I thought I was meant to.

I spent 17 years hiding that dream. Yes, 17 years! It took me until the age of 37 to find the courage to start my life coach training. Can you believe it?

And while taking that first step was petrifying, it was hands down the best thing I ever did.

For the past 9 months I have been working as a coach and mentor assisting women with action steps on achieving their dreams and coaching them on releasing their chains, and I absolutely freakin’ love it. But why on earth did it have to take me so long?

 

It is so easy to have these visions and dreams at the start of a new year, and have them feel so big that you wonder if they will ever come true.

And so as I have been writing to you today, I have been reflecting on what I felt was the turning point for me. What was the catalyst that enabled me to start following my dream?

I realized it was when, at age 37, I began working with a success coach. This was when everything began to shift.

For years I had been working on myself, but the problem was I couldn’t see my own stuff!

Within 6 sessions with this coach I had started a blogging on social media more heavily, changing my circle of influence, investing in personal and business development training, got a mentor,  and developed a consistent meditation practice. I went from feeling anxious and depressed to light and happy. I found a new found sense of clarity, confidence and self love. It was incredible!

Looking back, I don’t know where I would be had I not worked with her.

So, if you feel ready to get some support in 2014 to ensure your dreams do not stay stuck inside of you (for 17 years like mine did!) then my Dig Deeper. Play Bigger Mentoring Program could be for you!

In this program you will gain 1:1 support from me to follow your heart, heal your relationship with yourself and create a life that is deeply fulfilling to you.

Do not let your dreams stay locked inside of you beautiful. It is time to say yes and let yourself shine.

With love,
Ari

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