I felt stuck in every area of my life for years.
I felt stuck in a family business.
I felt stuck with a client organization.
I felt stuck in my neighborhood.
For years I would call on my own life coach periodically – mostly when I was about to go in to a situation where I felt controlled and disregarded. She helped me evaluate the situation, identify what was triggering my anxiety, anger, and frustration (and sometimes severe health issues), and consider how I was contributing to the struggle. Once I saw how my own thoughts and reactions were creating the negativity, she helped me find my own alternative responses. Simply becoming aware of what I was doing and realizing I could change my thoughts and reactions made all the difference.
When I enrolled in Martha Beck’s Life Coach training, the transformation exploded. As I learned how to use the tools with clients, I simultaneously learned how to use them on myself. I also had the benefit of working with a wonderful teammate/coach through the class and saw, firsthand, how beneficial and life-changing working with my thoughts and opening myself up to a new perspective are.
While I thought that I was acting in my own best interest I was able to see that I was struggling because I was always trying to please other people and I was not respecting my own boundaries. I felt stuck in my family business for years, doing what other people wanted because I thought it was the right thing to do and because I thought it would make them happy, make them like me, and make them see me for who I was. But I was not who I was, I was who I thought they wanted me to be. Because I was not being true to myself, work became a mental and emotional struggle that had a negative impact on my health, and on my relationships with family members and co-workers.
Through this process, I confronted my situation and started taking steps down a path of personal growth toward my own way of being in the world. What I discovered has transformed my attitude, experience of life, and even my interactions with other people (people who used to trigger anxiety, anger, frustration, and more) – without other people having changed a thing! It’s all in my own thought process and reactions, and it changed instantly, because I changed instantly.
This included Usui Holy Fire® III Karuna® Reiki Master training, and, the more I learn about Reiki energy and channeling techniques, the more certain I am that I am listening to, and following, my Soul’s true calling.
Now, I’m happier, more joyful, more productive and more fulfilled. My situation hasn’t changed, the people I work with haven’t changed, but the way I’m moving through the day has changed completely. I feel free, and I’m at peace.
I would love to work with you to empower you to embrace your own transformation and to help you escape your own struggles and walk your own path toward a smoother way of living. That’s why I became a life coach.
Are you ready to take back the power over your life?
–Marni Schmid is a Life Coach, Usui Holy Fire® III Karuna® Reiki Master, Astrologer, and business consultant who has completed Martha Beck Wayfinder Life Coach training, Soul’s Calling Academy Soul’s Calling Coach and Facilitator Training, Koelle Institute for Equus Coaching® training, Debra Silverman Applied Astrology training, and Abigail Morgan’s Mind-Body Magic Coach training.
Marni also earned an undergraduate BA degree in Finance and MBA in Marketing and Strategy.