Buy Yourself the F*king Lilies is a rollicking, fun read. Tara Schuster describes herself as going from rock-bottom on her 25th birthday (including drunk-dialing her therapist) to taking stock of and developing habits and rituals to fix her life. I like to pick up shiny bits of wisdom wherever I find it…and this self-described “elder millennial” provided a lot of glittery material for me and my coaching practice.
“I didn’t see where coaching could take me or understand how it would open up my thinking until I sat down with Paulette.”
“She asks just the right opening questions, and then has all the right follow up, all of which encourages long range vision but also the concrete next steps to head in that direction. Paulette will help you unlock your dreams and then plot the path to get there. She listens both to what you say and don’t say. She presses without pushing. And most importantly she helps you see how best to trust your own judgement.” Alex N.
Human beings are all story-tellers. We tell our life story, the happenings of the day, recount joyous and terrible events. Even if we don’t reveal much or easily to others, we tell ourselves our stories. The way we tell our experiences creates and colours its meaning. “We become the narratives that we construct to tell our lives” (Jerome Bruner, 1997).
I am launching my coaching practice. It is scary. Starting a new business at any time is daunting. During the COVID-19 pandemic it seems like terrible timing. I am just as afraid of change as anyone. Having to design the website made me excited but panicked.