I believe a “mid-life crisis" can occur many times throughout a person's life. When I was in college, I often felt lost, isolated and unsure of myself. I look back and see now that I was getting clear on my personal values during that time, and my insecurity made me a stronger, more self assured person.
I was on a roll and confident for most my 20's, but having my son and being a new Mom at age 30 sent my identity into question once again - who was I to my husband now that this incredible newborn was here for me to love? I had to learn how to balance my time with my extended family.
I had a career shakeup at age 40, when I decide to purse my dream of self employment and follow my heart, living out the gifts and purpose I believe God graced me with.
Along these times of bumps in the road, I felt lonely and confused, but I came out a stronger person with a clearer sense of self each time. My success has to do with the help I sought from mentors, good friends, coaches and a therapist.
As a Personal Coach, I support women through their transitions so they can fully understand, and love, the new women they are becoming.
Are you going through an identity challenge? Take this quiz to see where you stand:
Insight Advantage IDENTITY QUIZ
How can you know what you want until you know who you are?
Take a moment to take this quick quiz.
Knowing who you are, understanding your identity, along with loving and accepting who you are, is KEY to getting what you want out of life.
To see how connected you are with your identity, answer the following questions
Do you . . . . . .
1. Know your unique gifts? Yes or No
2. Use your gifts and talents in several areas of your life? Yes or No
3. Dream of the future and set future goals? Yes or No
4. Make your dreams a reality? Yes or No
5. Feel confident in most situations? Yes or No
6. Know your priorities and spend time with what's most important? Yes or No
7. Have fun on a daily basis? Yes or No
8. Have balance in your day, nurturing your mind, body and spirit? Yes or No
9. Feel equal to others? Yes or No
10. Have a connection to a Higher Power? Yes or No
11. Laugh often and easily? Yes or No
12. Trust and let go of worries? Yes or No
13. Surround yourself with people who support you? Yes or No
14. Take care of yourself as well as you take care of others? Yes or No
Add up your score to see how you rate on knowing your Identity and living a fulfilled life.
Give yourself one point for every yes
If you answered YES 11 -14 times - Congratulations! You have a good sense of identity, balance and joy in your life. Suggestion: Focus on the areas where you did not score a point, and call for a free consultation to bring your life to an even greater sense of fulfillment!
If you answered YES 7-10 times- You are most likely feeling overwhelmed, overstressed and things could improve by getting more focus and clarity in your life about who you are and where you are going. Suggestion: Call for your free consultation to learn more about the benefits of coaching, the power of learning about yourself and creating a plan for your future.
If you answered YES 6 times or less: You're in the doldrums. You are most likely in an identity crisis and going from day to day with some lack of energy, little joy and no sense of purpose.
Suggestion: Call Jane for your free consultation to see how life coaching can get you on the track to success and paint a future that you can get excited about. You can reach her at 763-262-6467.
Remember, there is always a rainbow at the end of a challenge, you just can't always see it quite yet. Don't go it alone, find the support to make your light shine.
Jane Morrison, Founder of Insight Advantage, Certified Coach and Success Expert specializes in teaching women how to be more self assured, more confident and how to be in charge of their future. Her clients improve business success, reduce their stress and start to live their dreams. If you'd like to improve your self-care, discover your gifts, and are ready to focus on creating a life plan, contact her at email@example.com or for a free copy of Six Steps for Savvy Business Success, visit http://www.smartsavvysuccess.com