A few years ago I attended an amazing yearlong leadership program design by The Coaches Training Institute, where I did my coach training. The experience was transformational and exhilarating, in a sustained way-I still feel it! One of the leadership skills we learned was ‘Stay’. Stay when you make a mess and say the wrong thing, stay when things are sticky or awkward, stay through the tedium and delight of parenting, stay.
My most recent experience with stay has been in creating Evolve Coaching for Yogis. I stayed through the ups and downs of birthing myself into this next phase. I stayed through the self-doubt, through the hours and hours of design, I stayed through the trepidation of actually investing money in my own ideas. I stayed because I am committed to expressing myself in the world and Evolve Coaching for Yogis is a vehicle for my own self-expression. And I stayed because I am inspired and committed to my purpose: helping people to recognize their own magnificence and to express themselves fully-to self-actualize.
It’s in our very nature to strive toward self-actualization. What would it be like if everyone had full permission to be them selves, to live out loud and impact the world in a positive way? Just thinking about it takes my breath away.
Take a moment to scan the horizon of what Mary Oliver has called ‘your one wild and precious life’. Where are you being called to stay?