I wish I could say there is Hallmark moment, silver lining that came out of Kate’s death.
But when I try to take a lesson from her life, it would be this: She lived her big, crazy dream of serving in the military, on the water — a dream that she had from when she was a young teenager.
She made a big impact, doing something most people would not be willing to do, even while she was battling a horrific addiction. For 8 years, she served the cause of freedom, while living on the water (her favorite place). And that is her legacy. That was the big impact she made on the world before she left it too soon.
I knew I was meant to make a big impact on the world.
I WAS SO FAR OFF COURSE
That’s when I realized that this couldn’t go on.
I had to say no to fear, confusion, and overwhelm. I had to stop lying in bed, having 4 am panics, wondering how is this my life?
Finally, I took a cue from my clients who invested in me and I invested in high-level coaching.
BIG AHA #1: Most of my problems arose because I was trying to do everything alone.
BIG AHA #2: When I wrote down my process that I had used to help my clients, it was a simple repeatable process of building short-form talks that focused on inspiring four key emotions, and learning the nuts and bolts of the sales process that had previously been such a place of fear and resistance.
BIG AHA #3: I didn’t want to do one-offs as my sole focus any more. I wanted to share what I had learned with a larger audience, and make it more accessible and affordable! That’s when I created a coaching-consulting model — and MARINA STAMOS COACHING came to life.