Valerie Groth wants you to know that it’s not selfish to follow your dream. Valerie is a life and career coach. you can listen to her inspiration advice on her podcast Inspiration With Val. She is also offering a discount to any UnStuckable listener! Just let her know you listened to her interview on UnStuckable!
She spent the first half of her life making safe choices, but eventually these comfortable choices left her feeling stuck. Valerie says that once she started making tougher decisions, that’s when the real fun in her life began.
When she was a kid, Valerie was on the quieter side and always stayed inside her comfort zone. As an adult, she worked as a social worker helping at risk youths for many years. Eventually she felt like she was no longer making a difference and her work was becoming emotionally draining. It was at this point that she started life coaching on the side.
As a life coach, Valerie offers very individualized plans for all of her clients. Most of her clients consist of people who are feeling stuck in their careers and want to make a change. These people are limited by their fears and feel like they are not living their best selves. Valerie helps them to overcome these fears so that they can live the life they want.
Key UnStuckable Takeaway
Don’t be afraid to be your best self!
Valerie wants everyone to know that it is not selfish to follow your dream. All of us have the right to go after the life we want. We all need to be the best versions of ourselves in order to lead a fulfilling life.
Quick Action to Get Unstuck
Close your eyes and visualize her idea life in your mind’s eye.
Take a few minutes out of your day and picture what you want your life to be like. Remove any limitations that you think are getting in the way. In your visualization nothing can stop you from getting what you want. Ask yourself questions like:
- Where would you be?
- What career would you have?
- What relationships would you be in?
- What would your environment be like?
Think of every detail that is important to you. Focus on how this ideal like would make you feel. Once you know what you are aiming toward, take out just one small piece of it and start working towards it.
You know what the best part is about using this exercise? It’s free and there’s no risk involved! You don’t lose anything by simply taking a few minutes out of your day to dream.
UnStuckable Quotes From Valerie
“Looking back, I definitely missed out on a lot of experiences”
“I still have fears of course, everybody does.”
“When I was kid, I wanted to be an entrepreneur.”
“I was working 120 hours a week.”
“You can’t work 40 hours a week and only put 5 hours into your business and think it’s going to be successful.”
“I put in a lot of work, and a lot of long, long hours.”
“The biggest thing that gets us stuck is just that internal resistance.”
“I’m very futuristic.”
“It’s definitely important to know what you want to be your end in mind and how you want to feel.”
“I love working with clients who have a desire to change.”
“You can’t see the label on the jar that you’re in.”
“Everyone is Unstuckable in their own way. ”
“It’s a criminal offense to not follow your passion.”
More Habits & Actions
- Valerie says that her first mindset change came when she started running. She realized that she could push her boundaries and go further than she expected.
- Keeping a journal is a great way to get your thoughts organized, and Valerie recommends it to many of her clients.
- Another technique she recommends is building a support system of like-minded people.
- Think about your long term goals while working on your short term ones.
- Being your best self is a personal right that everyone possesses. Not becoming your best self because of some fear or other limitation is a crime against yourself.
- Valerie kept her old job while she started her new one. She says it’s best to transition into something new instead of jumping right in.
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