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Meet today's guest:
is life and business coach, accredited vision board coach and vision card reader. She was awarded 2012 Vision Board Coach of theYear for her volunteer work with kids in Bali. Alenka uses vision boards as the main tool to help others design the life of their dreams. She alsoempowers and inspires them to do the work needed, one step at a time. She coaches business owners on mindset, law of attraction, productivity andonline marketing.
In this interview, Alenka provides insights into how some people don't have only one calling. She shares her best tips for embracing your true self –including your many different interests – and explains how you might avoid the pressure of narrowing down your niche. www.DreamLifeCreation.com
Now that I'm embracing this part of myself, I don't have to follow anyone else's plan but can choose those what resonates and use that. It's like giving myself permission to be me…it's more fun, less overwhelming and adds to my energy.
When I met Alenka she was interviewing me on her Sparkling Kids program which was geared at empowering parents to raise their kids in a way that would help them live the best life possible. At the time, Alenka says, she was busy raising her own kids and truly wanting to be the best parent she could be.
That was when my kids were little and I was actually teaching myself alongside the parents I was supporting. I was reading books, attending seminars and taking courses. I was trying to do this for my kids and for my own sanity…because I knew this was a better way to parent and truly wanted to learn how to apply it to my own life.
Alenka's oldest is 20 years old now and since then she has shifted her interest to helping others with the technology side of things, creating vision boards and many other things.
Now looking back, I realize this kind of variety was a big part of my whole life. I was interested in so many things. I could never really narrow things down to just one area. Even in my jobs, I was always helping out in many different areas – not specialized, but able to handle the big picture.
This way of thinking is not unique to Alenka but actually something that has been given several names (rather appropriately) and is now recognized as a fairly common way of being. A quick google search brings up the following:
A multipotentialite is someone with many interests and creative pursuits. Multipotentialites have no “one true calling” the way specialists do.
According to Wikipedia: Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been called the father of palaeontology, ichonology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, he epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal.
Alenka, it turns out, is a multipotentialite or Renaissance Woman.
From the beginning we are groomed into a standard life journey… go to school, graduate, go to University, get married, buy a house, work for 40 years and retire.
We are all different and while some people know from the beginning what they want to be, some of us don't. We don’t have one specific mission, interest or path in life. It can feel scary to think you have to limit yourself to just one thing.
For me, this was an exciting idea to hear. I've always felt more like a star shape then a square, rectangle or circle...so trying to fit me into any kind of box or hole just wasn't going to work.
This is not being scattered and unfocused this is about living a fulfilling life by embracing who you truly are and learning how to use that understanding to bring out the best in yourself.
If this sounds intriguing, listen to the podcast and gain some wonderful insights on how to embrace this kind of life; how to avoid 'shiny object syndrome'; how to use this way of being to your advantage and more.
Be you! You are the most important person in your life so do whatever feels right for you. Follow your own lead, be your own cheerleader, beyour own supporter and put yourself first.
Be sure to check out Alenka's free facebook group Dream Life Creation Academy at www.DreamLifeCreation.com/fb
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