Erin Lanahan Method

Signature method to get fit from the inside out!

The Jumping Off Point? September 29, 2010

I am feeling so much inside of me lately. Change is definitely on the horizon. One blessing I have in my life, is I get to work with clients one on one. They tell me how they are feeling and what they are going through, and I learn so much from them. I also begin to gain a greater awareness of human thought and behavior. It never ceases to fascinate me.

When change is on the horizon, it often times kicks up a lot of intense feelings within us. Those who are unaware of this, may just walk around saying they are feeling “blah” or “tired.” I hear these things from my clients a lot when they are at a crossroads…you know, the point at which we get to choose between doing things the same old way or making a different choice. I can’t help but wonder…is “blah” and “tired” just the best way we know how to describe our current inner state? When change is on the horizon, decisions must be made, and life can feel very awkward and uncertain. This can feel overwhelming, especially if we are unaware that we are experiencing the results of a metamorphosis. When we feel “blah” and “tired”…maybe what we are really feeling is the jumping off point, maybe we are just afraid to jump? If we just take that leap of faith, shift our thoughts, do something bigger…yet gentle and compassionate, something different, we no longer have to waste energy resisting it, and thus our “tired” feelings may subside as we move into acceptance? Maybe our “blah” is really the need for change and inspiration, and if we just shut our eyes and leap, we get to land somewhere completely new, and thus no longer in a “blah” state of mind?

As the days pass, I find myself more and more curious about my clients’ and my readers’ lives. I love hearing how you and they are feeling, what challenges you are each facing, and what tools you are reaching for to walk through each moment. I definitely have my days of  feeling  that which I COULD label as “tired” and “blah.” However, today, instead of giving my power over to that, I choose to see this as time to take a leap of faith, to change my mind and attitude, to make a move toward a new land.

Why Not?

All my love,



2 Responses to “The Jumping Off Point?”

  1. Erin,

    I have a very similar experience with my clients. I work one-on-one coaching with several people throughout the week and each of my clients brings something new to my life. I am so blessed to have this opportunity with people. They learn from me. I learn from them. And, on those days when the “blah” comes in, all it takes is a conversation with a client to help to change that mood. You and I are alike in this way. My work helps me to “take a leap of faith” and “move toward a new land.”

    I know you had a good day!

    • Erin Lanahan Says:

      Hey Mark…yes, one-on-one coaching is definitely a gift. It’s like going to school every day to study something I LOVE 🙂 And you are so right, my clients can shift me quicker than anything else as well…what a blessing! Thanks so much!

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