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Morning Pages | 27 July 2023

Am I talking myself into becoming a recovery coach?
Morning Pages | 27 July 2023

I had a bit of a downward spiral last night and thought I would address it here - that's what my Morning Pages are for, after all. I feel better for having written about it, proving once again that journalling is one of the most effective habits that I do. I'm still not sure what to do about it, but feeling better is a good start.

I chose to write with a Sakura Pigma Micron 08 today after having used it to take notes while on a call with my mobile data service provider to try and resolve a handset issue with Hamish's phone.

The final line is an interesting one that will require a lot of thought. I think I would be a good recovery coach. In fact, I'm convinced of it. That means I have to consider how to deal with such things are impostor syndrome (yes, that again!) and certification. The second part means spending money that we don't have and that's going to be tricky.

I did some productivity coaching for a short spell in 2021, after having been motivated to do it by someone that I'd paid to coach me. It went well and I earned back what I'd spent on my own coaching. I got some nice feedback from it, too.

But then it began to feel like a whole circle-jerk thing: coaches coaching coaches, you know? That kind of turned me off if I'm honest; but there were also the two issues I mentioned above, both of which are some pretty big hurdles to overcome.

But after a really enjoyable call with Nate Kelly of The Sobriety Diaries yesterday, I'm feeling like I would really enjoy being a part of the online recovery space. I know I could be genuinely helpful: I have years of wisdom, strength and hope; I'm a good listener; I'm very calm, something that I know to be true from having been told it many times. And imagine if I could remove our financial burden by actually helping people. It almost sounds too good to be true.

Maybe last night's downward spiral was what needed to happen, right after a very positive call with someone I'd never met before who just happens to be doing well in the online recovery space. This feels pretty good. How do I start? 🤔