Starting Tuesday, 10 of October, I decided to record daily things I feel inspired, motivated, grateful, touched, and connected, and then combine them into a weekly post.
I don’t know how long the project will last and how much it will create. However, everything you read everything you feel is what I truly felt.
When passing by UT Tower, I saw a group of girls practicing dance ensemble. “One, Two, Three, Four!” “One, Two, Three, Four.” So energized that I could feel my body wants to join them and express.
After sending the email about how sad I feel today and have to cancel the meeting, Professor replied back “I hope you feel better!”
When commuting to school, I listened to a Goal Digger podcast from Jenna Kutcher sharing her 3 tips writing a killing blog:
- Make eye-catching titles
- Create value for readers such as solving their problems and sharing joy
- Let audience say their own stories
Through her passion and energy, I actually feel super great starting the busiest school Wednesday. The most “cliche” No.2 is actually the most helpful because it reminds me a life message:
stop waiting for others to take care of your needs but start giving what they need.
After the growth mindset (see this article from Harvard Busines Review) workshop, we are asked to brainstorm an idea and solve UT students a problem. The clinical psychologist speaker also gave us three tips to make one-hour workshop most effective
- Acknowledge fixed mindset
- Label the benefits of your topic
- Focus on helping others instead of you
Zach and I decided to focus on social engagement. We came up ideas to educate students resources on UT website – Hornslink. Students could search their interests and connect the org. Using three steps, first tell students “it is ok to be independent, be alone and happy,” but there are a lot of benefits enlarging your social zone and building social support. Instead of enforcing them to adopt our idea, we will try to give them resources so that in future they could help their friends, families, or fellows when in need. Fanstatic!
Ordered my first Waffle Potato Fries from Chick-fill-A in my whole life. Don’t laugh it is true and so hard for one with an eating disorder. Why do the fries taste so great and how long have I deprived myself of enjoying food….
Attended Google Bold Intern info session and meet two amazing recruiters. Celina was devoted to latina community and Shawn, a former Teach for America teacher, believed technology should be available around the world. Google is so true to its mission and a belief in people. If I could become a member of it and impact more people about mental health education…
For almost two weeks I haven’t video chatted with my parents. My dad offered me some advice about time management and my mom, as always try to stand with me at the emotional side.
How I wish I could always be a child and be protected forever…
Then here comes the most emotional night….
It is real. I do want to become a life coach.
I went to talk with the career counselor today about my struggle to focus on one thing. Want to study Educational Psychology, want to learn about public relation careers, want to learn more about drama therapy, want to jump to the business world… Too many things I WANT to do but it’s junior and you have to focus on ONE THING.
She helped me to narrow down my next step: use Linkedin, talk to public relation professional in Austin, and learn about their paths
“You still have time.” She said one thing really relieved me.
However, “if you still don’t know what to do at the end of next year’s summer, you can come in and let’s figure it out.”
In the end, I briefly mentioned the idea of being a life coach and shared Marie Forleo’s Marie TV (which she doesn’t know) and Tony Robbins’ dream career.
She said it’s a combined of personality, luck, and experience but does encourage me to do a podcast.
Until I saw this video.
What Marie shared, what the host Jonathan talked, are something that most people don’t understand – there are a group talented people who live with passion and would take whatever to achieve it.
Marie did have years of torture, but what confines her is not others but herself keeping telling her mind that SHE SHOULD BE FOCUS on one.
She is a one with multi-passions – coach, dance, bartending, and one deeply introspective and intelligent but also ambitious and strong-willed.
The bold, self-assertive, and charming personality I think is the key to her success, and could be keys for others, I firmly believe including me, to reach my dream.
Marie mentioned that her coaching, multi-entrepreneur career path is not for everyone, and it’s for everyone for a particular life time.
She was 25ish with “tremendous energy” no external obligation – kids, husband, mortgage. That’s a time everything is possible and everyone is still a piece of blank paper.
Then she chooses to fully live in her moment, enjoying what she wants to do.
I was, I have to admit, so inspired by not her passion but the faith, or something I share that makes me miserable as well as grateful in college.
I love my interactive theatre, public speaking, interviewing different people to listen to their stories, giving advice to friends about emotions, relationships, family history… and deeply in my mind, I know I always want to dance – even though never took several courses.
The same with multi-passions, same has something want to share the world, but what stops me is so far I am still in the incubator stage to learn writing, organizing, time management, emotion regulation, finishing degrees, becoming independent.
I am a staged learning to be an adult, making connections with the community, and building needed courage. Fear drives me away from starting sending messages.
But I will go to the page. And I am still believing.
I want to become a life coach.