How Hiring My First Coach Was One of The Scariest and Best Decisions I've Made

Back in 2014 I was feeling lost. On the surface everything seemed great: I had left my corporate career behind to pursue my own business of makeup artistry, and I was supporting myself as a working artist. My business was growing, I was in a loving relationship, and I was living in an exciting new city. 

But underneath it all I was not doing great. While I loved what I was doing, I was also feeling burnt out. I felt like I was working all the time, and that I had to take every job that came my way because you never knew when the next one would come along. Some months I would be booked solid and making great money. Then other months I would barely be working. It was so frustrating and stressful to be on the hamster wheel of feast or famine. 

I knew things needed to change. And while I loved doing hair and makeup, I knew I wanted to do something different. I wanted to make a bigger impact. I wanted to do more meaningful work. And I wanted to have more control of my time. Working more, or hustling more was not the lifestyle I wanted. 

I had just started doing some personal development by reading a few books, and following a few life coaches for their wisdom. I took an online course for building an online business. I was even working with some coaches doing hair and makeup for their photoshoots. Listening to them talk about their businesses and how they were impacting the lives of their clients was so inspiring for me. And I heard this little voice telling me, “you could do that too”. 

I listened to that voice, and started to really look at what kind of support I needed in my life to make the changes that I wanted to have the life I dreamed of. I knew that trying to do it on my own was taking way too long, and was not really working. I knew I needed the help of a coach to get me where I wanted to go. 

I discovered a high level mastermind that really spoke to me, and I knew I had to be a part of it. But the cost was so high, higher than anything else I had ever invested in besides my college education. So many thoughts were going through my head: was I insane to sign up for this when I technically couldn’t afford it? Would I really make any changes in my life because of it? Was it worth this much money, or more importantly, was I worth spending this much on myself? And how could I ever pay for this?

I went back and forth, over and over, but my heart felt pulled to make the leap and invest in myself. I couldn’t stay where I was, and I needed guidance to get me out of this place of being stuck. Clicking the button to sign up and pay my deposit was probably one of the scariest moments in my life. But I trusted myself and my intuition that this was the right decision for me, and that I would figure it out.

And I did! Each month I figured out how to make that big payment, and everything seemed to fall into place. I received so much clarity, guidance and support for how to get unstuck, and make a plan for the big picture of what I wanted my life to look like. I healed old wounds that I didn’t know needed to be healed to grow as a woman and an entrepreneur. I had someone in my corner to stand for me that I was worthy of my dreams, of investing in myself, and that I could achieve my goals. 

That year was really the foundation for where my life is now, and where it is going. I’m a mother, a wife, a creative, a working artist, an entrepreneur, and now a coach for women who are tired of letting fear run their lives. 

I’m here to stand for you and your dreams, and help you get clarity, get in touch with your intuition, and guidance to make the big changes for what you want your life to be. If you are feeling stuck, lost, unhappy with you life and know you’re meant for more, I invite you to a clarity call with me. You are worthy of having the life you dream of.

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P.S. If you know of a woman who is feeling stuck in her life and wants to make big changes, I'd love it if you would share this post with her.

xo,

Melissa

Same You, New Attitude

The other night I saw the Rachel Hollis documentary “Made For More”. (If you don’t know who Rachel Hollis is, she’s one of my new favorite inspirational women!). There were so many inspiring nuggets in there, but one that really stuck out for me was her mantra “Same You, New Mood”. So often we think we need to change ourselves to be this “new me”, especially at this time of year. You see it in the headlines all the time, “new year, new you”. Whether it’s dieting, losing weight, changing our look, exercising more, starting a new business or job, making more money, there’s this feeling that who we are isn’t good enough, and we need to become this new person to be happy.

But what if we weren’t always trying to be a “new me”, but embraced who we are now and just changed our mood, or our outlook on ourselves? So instead of the negative self talk, we decided to change our attitude towards ourselves and started saying more loving words to who we are? Or acknowledged all the wonderful things about us, instead of always looking for what you want to change? You can still want to grow or improve. I’m always going to be pursuing personal development, but think of it as adding to who we are rather than becoming a new person.

It can start with making a list of all your good qualities, or reflecting on the past year and the amazing things you’ve done. Or starting a gratitude practice for everything that’s good (and sometimes bad) in your life. Even in difficult times I’ve learned to look back at it as a lesson and find something to be grateful for.

So this is me, same me. A woman who is a new mom, a wife, a creative entrepreneur, an artist, a dreamer. A woman who is in transition in her business, who has big goals but doesn’t always know how to get there, or have the patience to get there. My new mood is I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, and that I can figure anything out even when times get tough, because I always have. 

Same YOU, but what’s your NEW attitude? Leave me a comment below.

xo,

Melissa