Uncategorized October 10, 2015

New Blogger

Well hello there!

I'm new to blogging.  How does this go??  I have done some blogs where you repost another article and add a comment.  The last two blogs have been my own, but felt so formal. Probably too focused on the data and educational bit.

Driving up to Portland this afternoon for a weekend long seminar I listened to some Tim Ferris podcasts.  Talk about a fascinating guy!  If you haven't read any of his books or listened to any of his podcasts I encourage you to check them out.  Today I listened to three of them.  With different people talking about completely different subjects.  One was on investing, another on morning routines, and another with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.  While they were all educational and entertaining in their own right I recognized that what made them all so facinating was that each person he interviewed was being their best selves.  Whatever that may be.  

I've known that the best we can be is our truest self – cognitively.  But I haven't fully embraced it yet in my heart.  I hit the zone in whatever I'm doing; from athletics to working with clients, when I am being my truest self.  And yet with preasures both external and self inflicted sometimes I struggle. 

One of the first things I thought about to help practice and reinforce being more open and truly me was to blog.  Blog as me.  More conversational.  The best experiences in life are often just that – people being themselves together.  Being vulnerable. 

Gasp – so not me.  I'm not good with vulnerable.  Yet, here I am blogging my voice.  I am not convinced this is the answer to living more fully me, but it's definitely worth a try. 

In the meantime (great book, by the way), maybe you'll learn a little more about who I am.  Some new clients recently met me for coffee to chat and get to know each other. While they shared about themselves and their family I was fascinated to hear their life stories.  What inspiring people these two were to overcome and have such an amazingly positive attitude.  There is something so pure in seeing the hero in the people you meet everyday.  At the end of our time together that day they commented that they hadn't learned much about me.  I know I'm a good listener – but I would also like to develop the skill of sharing.  Being vulnerable and open – at least a little more.  Let's not get crazy.  😛

My goal with this blog is for you to get to know Coach Gina.  To share things about my industry that will be beneficial to you.  To create something that people look forward to reading because it is fun, easy to read, and they get a little something out of it each time. 

Also – I'd love to hear what you think or what topics you'd like to see more of. 

Hugs!!  – Coach Gina 🙂