05 Mar Sheree Clark: On Courage
There can be many phases to reaching a big, brave goal, and our guest Sheree Clark is just the person to help us get some good traction. Today, Kavita interviews Sheree who says it takes guts to live the second half of your life for yourself.
Sheree Clark is a Midlife Courage Coach, TV show host, inspiring speaker and accomplished author. Sheree has written and presented on topics ranging from finding your passion to overcoming career burnout. Her Fork in the Road coaching practice keeps her busy working with clients one-on-one and in groups on creating an authentically fulfilling life. You can find Sheree here:
SHEREE’s GIFT is called Wild Cards: https://www.fork-road.com/courage-wildcards/
Wild Cards are prompts to help you start a discussion—with yourself! Use the cards for journaling, meditation or any other reflective process you like.
Be sure to check out the 3 video series that Sheree has offered on how to courageously make changes in your life at: whattheforkareyouwaitingfor.com
Here are the key takeaways from Sheree:
1) At any given point we are all at a fork in the road . Break down big decisions into smaller, more manageable ones, so it doesn’t cause paralysis. Don’t be daunted by big decisions
2) When you are trying to figure out what you want to do, explore interests that you’ve always had – they may lead to clues to what you might want to do next. Look at the breadcrumbs you may be leaving along your own trail
3) Open up your calendar and look at your week and commitments – look at each and feel in your body what your reaction is. It’s a clue to what you love to do.
4) Sit in stillness and in quiet – with no distractions and ask yourself, “How are you doing? “Where does it hurt”? Ask yourself like you would ask a friend. Be ready for the answers
5) At a certain age there is an assumption that we’ve arrived and everyone assumes you know what you’re doing. We’ve forgotten that anything new requires some adjustment
6) Make a list of your successes – a courage journal – write down 100 successes, however insignificant you may think they are
7) You don’t have to make quantum shifts. Courage doesn’t mean doing unsafe things. Don’t be afraid to peek out and push the edges. Push the door open before you fling it open.
8) The first step is to take a step! Any step! Pause and congratulate yourself, and then take another
9) Seek outside support – even if it requires vulnerability. Look for commonalities. We really are a village. Find help, ask for it.