1043. Stripped Down to the Bare Minimum, She Found the Answers
“Everyone hits those moments in their lives where they just have to strip down to the bare minimum. They’re just “getting through”; they’re just surviving. But a funny thing happens when things start getting better in your life. A lot of times we have so much angst we’ve already built up, a lot of fear or uncertainty or frustration, that we hit a crisis point of trying to figure out what comes next. I was at one of those crisis points myself, although I would not have been able to explain what was going on at the time. A dear, dear friend of mine was listening to me go back and forth about how I should I go forward, what marketing I should be doing, how that should look. She finally stopped me by saying, ‘Becca, you’re a coach. You help people with this every day!’ That hit me like a ton of bricks. I went into my office and wrote out every prompt I could think of that I used with clients–every single question I’d ever asked to help inspire them to think deeper about their own problems. I had an epiphany when I started to respond to those questions. I realized that just having the questions in front of me, not approaching the questions from my own head, my own thoughts, but rather having those questions to pull me outside of myself was so helpful. It is important to be able to ask questions of yourself that bring you out of being stuck or that naturally draw you out of the way you’ve looked at a problem and can help you think about it in a new way. It was from this kind of thinking that I ultimately developed my first book, The Clarity Journal.”
Becca Ribbing is the author of The Clarity Journal and has been a coach for over a decade. She’s on a mission to help people break out of the cycles of uncertainty and struggle that hold them back. She helps women going back and forth with the seemingly endless question of what to do next—so they can finally figure out what they truly want and create the clarity and momentum they crave. Using journaling prompts and helping people become more honest with themselves, she moves her readers forward and empowers them to embrace their strengths while letting go of any negative self-talk that has held them.
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