Before I inspire you with two empowering stories, allow me to briefly share the reason why I disappeared for two months:
I had a baby 🙂
Her name is Gioia. She is healthy, cute and stole my heart.
I’ll tell you more about the experience of becoming a father and what I learned from it soon, but today I want to share with you the stories of two powerful women. Women I had, and still have, the honour to accompany in their life journeys. Women that I am grateful to have crossed roads with. Women who are beautiful sources of inspiration.
Once upon a time 🙂 there was a young woman named Caitlin who felt lost and unsure about her future. She didn’t have a clear sense of direction and struggled to find her way. Despite feeling uncomfortable and uncertain, Caitlin knew deep down that she was meant for more.
So, she decided to embark on a journey of deep inner work. Over two years, Caitlin dedicated herself to developing a better understanding of herself, her values, and her purpose in life.
It wasn’t an easy journey, but Caitlin persevered. She faced her fears head-on, confronted her insecurities, and worked tirelessly to build self-confidence and emotional stability. She learned how to be comfortable with herself and accept who she was, flaws and all.
Through this process, Caitlin began to discover her true identity. She learned that external things like other people, places, or jobs didn’t define her. Instead, she found that her identity came from within.
One of the biggest challenges Caitlin faced was feeling alone and disconnected from others. But as she continued to grow and develop, she learned how to deepen her relationships with both herself and those around her. She became a better listener and communicator and built strong, meaningful connections with others.
Caitlin eventually settled into a job, relationship, and life that aligned perfectly with her values and purpose. In fact, she happily married the man from whom she had once considered running away. She realized that the disconnection with herself had been causing her to feel unsure about their relationship. But through her growth journey, she deepened her relationship with herself and her partner, ultimately leading to a beautiful marriage and the birth of a precious baby 🙂
Looking back on her journey, Caitlin is proud of cultivating self-love and self-confidence, learning to be a better listener, and setting herself on a path towards a fulfilling and purposeful life. And while there might be many challenges ahead, she knows she is now ready for anything life throws at her.
Now meet Mahtab.
Mahtab’s journey was a challenging one. At first glance, everything seemed fine on the outside, but on the inside, there was chaos. She was not true to herself and was constantly betraying herself through her decisions. She knew that this was not sustainable and that something had to change.
One of the biggest challenges Mahtab faced was relationships, particularly with herself. She learned to talk to her inner critic compassionately, reframe rejection, and let go of assumptions and judgments. She took the focus off people and saw them as imperfect human beings who are escaping from suffering. This transformed her relationships with herself and others.
Mahtab discovered that the more self-compassion she had, the more compassion she had for others. She also realized she was the constant in her relationships and always tried to please others. It came to a point where she had to choose between herself and her partner, and she chose herself. This decision led to her feeling more at peace with herself and dreaming big again.
She learned that life has its way of showing things and that she had to trust it. She also discovered that fear is the other side of the coin from excitement and that starting small and building upon it is the key to success. She realized that she didn’t need to surrender to her subconscious and that she could slow down and choose not to believe it.
Mahtab took several actions to help her on her journey, such as meditating, doing forgiveness exercises, observing her emotions, and writing letters to shame and fear. She also began to focus on collaboration instead of competition and asking questions. She wrote daily affirmations and journals, which helped her to accept herself the way she is.
The biggest takeaway from Mahtab’s journey was to be open and try her best without expecting a specific result. She learned to be compassionate towards herself and others, and this has led to an improvement in her relationships and a better understanding of herself. She believes that only by exploring the hidden parts of ourselves we can reach our full potential.
Caitlin and Mahtab’s stories are fantastic evidence that no matter where you are in life or the difficulties and challenges you face right now, you can get through it. You can face any obstacle and come out of it wiser, stronger and more powerful.
You can become the person that you want to be. Full stop. No ‘but’ or ‘what if’. This is the reality I invite you to accept and believe. You can create your dream life and live with peace, love and joy.
Yes, growth requires dedication. Yes, growth requires patience and persistence. Yes, change often hurts. And it’s totally worth it. And you have got this. And you don’t have to go on this journey alone.
In the spirit of that, Caitlin and Mahtab are part of UNSTOPPABLE, an intimate group coaching program I have been running for the last couple of years. UNSTOPPABLE is a safe space where open-minded people committed to their personal development connect every two weeks to be vulnerable, feel inspired and grow. Together, we overcome fears, cultivate self-love, get clarity about what we truly want from life and take action with confidence towards becoming the best version of ourselves. And if this sounds like something you’d love to be part of, reach out.
But whether you join our small family or not, remember, no one can stop you. You are unstoppable! Follow your heart, and never give up. Your dreams are an infinite source of energy within you. Focus on becoming a self-expert, transforming what is holding you back, allowing yourself to believe your dreams will come true and keep taking action.
Like my dearest meditation master repeated a thousand times, “With patience and persistence, you are bound to be successful.”