633. Setting Sail to New Horizons
Aimee was pursuing her long-term interest in psychology after getting her university degree when she began to feel trapped by the expectations of others. She needed to experience life on her own terms. She needed to break free!
Aimee C. Teesdale is a transformational life and mindset coach with over 10 years of experience in the field of psychology and personal development. Having grown up in a low-income family and spending most of her early adulthood suffering with a negative mindset of low confidence and self-doubt, she began a transformational journey of personal growth that has brought her where she is today: working with people who are committed to changing their life, or a part of it, in a significant way to live a life they love.
How Did You Start Using Your Talents?
“I started to develop an interest in psychology at quite an early age. At 16, I remember asking for a book for Christmas called ‘The Female Brain,’ a psychology book about how women think and how their brains work.” She pursued her interest in psychology at university but adds, “To be honest, the experience of going to University is far more than just the course itself. It’s also the experience of leaving home, meeting people from all different walks of life, which wasn’t something I had had much opportunity to do before. That was definitely a useful experience, outside of my studies.”
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
Her education in psychology, practicum and early work experiences engaged Aimee’s people skills, but it was pursuing her hobby in photography that led her to a total mindset change. She joined an ocean cruise line and became an onboard photographer for two years. “I really wanted to experience living life a different way from what society expects. I felt that I was getting trapped into typical norms and expectations, and really wanted to break free of that. It was all really eye-opening and amazing!”
The Most Powerful Lessons Learned?
“Even before I joined the cruise ship, I had realized I wanted to be a life coach. I wanted to work with people who were already doing well in life and just wanted to do better. But before the cruise ship experience, I thought I was probably too young. So, I used the cruise ship as an opportunity to grow as a person and to become the person I wanted to be, to become better at being myself. And, I used the experience to develop the confidence in myself to be able to start my own business and become a coach.”
Steps to Success from Aimee Teesdale
1. Start by taking small steps. Just let yourself think about what you would like to try, Google it and learn.
2. Don’t pressure yourself to know your direction at first. Give yourself time.
3. Find people and groups that interest you and may share your interests.
4. Consider pursuing a hobby. It may well lead you to your next step.
5. If you like many parts of your current job, look for ways to enjoy it more and make it more satisfying. You may already be in your dream job.
On Her Bookshelf
Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway, by Susan Jeffers
Connecting With Aimee Teesdale
Love Life Plan – free downloadable template to help you design and create a life you love.
Subscribe to the Podcast Free:
Careers: Mindset Coach, Photographer, Transformational Life Coach