LISa — aN ADVENTUROUS MOM & MENTOR in HER EARLY FORTIES
"I'm pretty self-aware and naturally self-evaluating. I wondered, Would I learn anything new? Having someone listen, ask questions and offer fresh perspectives really helped me to unfold and clarify vision.... "
Lisa, a mom of four, was a few months away from finishing a training course in Spiritual Direction and wondering what may be the steps to follow. Passionate for adventure, Lisa often felt the tension of wanting to leap at any exciting, new opportunity while practically seeking a lifestyle that would be fulfilling, grounded, and sustainable for her whole family.
Going through The Story of My Work process was very positive for affirming Lisa's choice of field. She has a proven history of enjoying difficulties: the act of "overcoming" is key to her motivations. Not everyone enjoys difficult challenges that can have a sense of pain to them! But for Lisa, a through-and-through people person, she is well-equipped to walk alongside people & step into the pain in their lives.
To obtain the clarity of which aspects of the work will be most inherently motivating was an excellent place to start as Lisa builds her private practice.
We also identified that no job is going to fit all that we are; we need other avenues to pursue. Dancing — as a subject matter — was clearly very important to Lisa, but she wasn't, at this time, able to pursue it as a career. However, she responded to this desire with a goal to start a dance class for her teenage daughter and friends once a week.