Life is Short: Do Something You Love
One of the best aspects of this Grief Coach Certification curriculum is the section on passions and interests since it's simple to be enthusiastic about something you love.
I like coaching with my customers, and I have no doubt that you will as well.
You will, however, find it quite fascinating how little a lot of individuals truly know about themselves.
While it may be simpler for some individuals to identify their humorous hobbies than their passions, this is not always the case.
Because life has a way of pounding it out of us, that is why.
We reflect often throughout our actions as a result.
Many times, it involves going back in time, perhaps even to your early years, and attempting to recall all the many activities you truly enjoyed.
We thus urge you to assist your customers reflect by doing this with them.
So it's not simply a matter of listing the topics about which I'm really enthusiastic.
What are the activities that I truly like doing, it asks.
What genuinely energizes, inspires, and puts me in the zone?
Even if they were minor, when you look back on those things, you're doing so to discover the essence of why you loved it so much, not because the things you did in particular were necessary any part of your mission.
It is thus not about the action but rather what it is about.
Your responsibility is to aid in the investigation, which is naturally assisted by the activities.
But as a Grief Coach, you're also there to aid with the deeper, more in-depth inquiries that help uncover the motivation behind the enthusiasm.
And indeed, it is its main focus.
Enjoy when someone says, "Well, I really like this," or "When I was a kid, I loved doing that," for example.
So, what about it? is the question you want to ask.
Did you like that particular quality?
What sensation did it produce?
Why did you know that?
At the heart of everything is how you're utilizing one of your abilities, how you're being inspired, or, you know, are there any other things you've done in your life that are comparable or cause you to feel the same way.
You are enthusiastic about something because of something that makes you feel passionate.
You are thus diligently looking for the sensation.
And so, as a coach, that is what you do.
You have to assist them in digging.
I adore this example, therefore.
My little child may remark, "It's awesome," while discussing a book she enjoys and having to complete a book or portion.
That being the case, why is it awesome?
Therefore, it is quite simple to simply make a general comment or provide a cursory response when someone asks you why you enjoy something.
Therefore, helping someone realize what it is from inside that motivates, inspires, and makes them feel is truly what working with them on their hobbies and interests is all about.
And so, one thing that we do emphasize in the course—and something I would definitely advise you to discuss with your clients—is the distinction between passions and interests. You can have an interest in something, perhaps something you do as a hobby, but that interest does not necessarily translate into passion.
However, be aware that there is a difference and that just because you have a passion for something doesn't mean that you should do it. After all, sometimes passions can make you feel like you're passionately angry, which is great for some people, but it doesn't mean that the interest can't be something that's just as important for your purpose.
It motivates them to engage in activities like activism, but it's also important to understand that we're not asking you or your clients to look for the things that really excite you and then conclude that doing so fulfills your purpose and satisfies your needs. Sometimes, for example, being overly passionate can be detrimental because it makes you care too much.
Therefore, it's simply a matter of constantly keeping an open mind and enjoying the experimental aspect of this process.