From: Patrick Marano
We had just returned from an all-inclusive trip to the Riviera Maya, Mexico when Co-Vid reared it’s ugly head. I had been back at my hotel job for less than a week when businesses starting shutting down. With the borders closed, I quickly found myself at home on government assistance. At first it was a nice break from the long hours spent at the hotel, but being a productive person, I found myself in need of a project.
Enter YouTube. I had been wanting to start a YouTube channel for years. Too scared to do it and too busy to allow myself the time to work on it, I always pushed it aside. Until I found myself at home, with no more excuses. I researched, watched tutorials, took seminars and learned the best practices in launching a YouTube channel. Finally, I posted my very first video! What a feeling of excitement and relief to have put out into the world a project I had wanted to do for so long.
My self help videos were fun to do sure, but something else was brewing. I started meeting people in the Coaching business and found that I was perfectly suited to this! Before now, I didn’t know what a Life Coach was. I assumed it was someone who thought they had life figured out, they had all the answers and they would bestow them onto their clients. WRONG! A Life Coach I discovered is simply an objective listener who asks a lot of the right questions to provoke thought and them motivate action. I realized, I do this anyway in my daily life, and I signed up to be certified as a Life Coach.
Now when I look back, I see that YouTube was a vessel to get me to Coaching. All these years hung up with the thought of how scary YouTube was going to be, when it wasn’t even my final goal anyway! I guess what I’m saying is, don’t be afraid of going after the things you think you want. Don’t blow things up in your mind because there’s a possibility the thing you think you want is only a rung on the ladder to the thing you’re really meant for!