Ari Powell shares how she is currently in a place of huge transition, and how all of her plans were turned upside down when she suffered the most devastating loss.
She explains that great plans don’t always happen the way you plan them, and that although she is still coming to terms with her loss and is grieving, she knows that she doesn't have all of the answers, but will continue to move forwards towards her original goals.
Ari talks about how her initial plan needs changing, but she is still working towards the same plan.
‘The journey is different, but the destination remains the same’
She is taking this time to clear out the emotional 'stuff' and enjoy being herself – enjoying work on her terms
Although she is returning to work, albeit, in a different role, she has chosen to do this as it's a safe place, and as she is the main income earner for the family it takes the stress out of the situation.
Ari had originally planned to leave this job sooner as something in her life wasn't quite clicking, despite all of work she was doing, she couldn't quite get into the 'groove'.
She had looked into personal development, had hired a coach, but something still wasn't right.
Then she came across Creatrix, at first she was very sceptical, she thought it sounded good, but confesses that she is tight with money, and thought it sounded too unconventional.
So she tried the conventional methods first as they were the safe option. Ari explains that although on some level they worked, and were of benefit, but something still wasn’t clicking…
She found herself on a level 1 Creatrix training and on the first day thought 'What have I done, I’ve wasted my money.'
Then she had her breakthrough - Remove doubt and everything else will follow...
She did just that, it clicked and then was a total convert to the process!
Ari went from the biggest doubter, to then training in the program and becoming a facilitator and uses this work to transform the lives of women.
Goals evolve in their own time. If I try to force it too quickly, I would have sabotaged my efforts.
Set goals that are towards something (not away from something), as this gives your brain one option, then if things don’t go as planned you will detour, but still head in that one direction.
Set a goal, even if you are unsure of the big picture, make the goal a feeling.
Life is a series of problems, occasionally interrupted by a crisis
On a Mission - Gabriella Cilmi
Ari is an Empowerment Coach, Licensed Creatrix® Facilitator, public speaker, group trainer, business networker and founder of Polish Your Sparkle. Her mission is to empower women with the skills and knowledge to harness their emotional strength, to confront life’s challenges, and to relaunch their life guilt free and with certainty so they can courageously claim their most fulfilling life.
"As women we need a safe place to explore our potential, to talk through our goals and formulate a plan. We need to be praised to success. Empowered with the skills to tackle life’s challenges and the confidence to commit to and ultimately own our decisions. To get to a place where not only do we believe what we say when we justify our choices but that we no longer feel the need to justify our choices in the first place.
I think these days women often feel like they’re committing “superwoman fraud” and are waiting to be caught out. I know I certainly felt that way. What I love about what I do is that I can help women who are in the same place I was, by equipping them with techniques and understandings that will make the process so much easier, less stressful, less frustrating and assist them to get to a more fulfilling place in their life, be it at home or work. This is my purpose and my mission. This is how I help women and this is why they work with me." Ari Powell