Hello, I am so glad that you’re here! I’m Rochelle Inglis, author, certified life coach, and Huffington Post blog contributor. I am passionate about letting people, big and small, young and old, here and there, know that they have within them the ability to be all that they want to be and more.
I am so grateful that I am doing what I am passionate about. However, there was a time where, probably like you, I was frustrated and disappointed with where I was in my life and did not know what to do about it. Here’s a little bit of my story.
When I was a little girl, it always seems to start there doesn’t it? Ok, seriously, I always did well in school and everyone would tell me that I should be a medical doctor and so that’s what I pursued. My Junior year in college I realized that I did not want to be a doctor. My grades were excellent, I participated in summer med school prep programs and won awards, I shadowed doctors during the school year and summers, I worked in the hospital, but realized that something was missing. My heart was not there, this was not my path. What now?
Well, it was my junior year of college and I had just made the decision to shift directions. I had no idea what I wanted to do. Because I enjoyed the sciences I continued my studies and even went on to graduate school trusting that I would get some clarity concerning the path that I should take.
Years later, I was still in the same position. I was letting life happen to me and not putting up any resistance because what was happening, while not necessarily what I really wanted, was good. I had a really good job, worked with great people, and was happy with my life.
You can only dismiss your true self for so long before it catches up with you. Well, my day came. I was getting restless, the work that I was doing had lost its meaning for me, and I knew that my life could be better but there were 2 problems, 1) I didn’t know what better was for me and 2) I surely did not know how to make it happen. What I did know, was that I wanted things to change. I needed them to change because I felt like I was dying inside. The thought of continuing to live life the way that I was living it for another 10, 20, 40 yrs frightened me. I had to figure out what I really wanted out of life.
My journey to “self-discovery” started. I read hundreds of books (I’m not exaggerating), listened to tons of CDs and audio programs, watched webinars, wrote different versions of the same thing in my journal day after day. “What is my purpose?” What am I supposed to be doing with my life?” “What do I like?” “Lord, what do you want me to do?” “Please Lord, tell me what to do and I’ll do it” “What if I choose the wrong thing?”
I felt so lost. I wanted clarity and direction and did not know how to get either. I wished that I had someone to hold my hands and show me how. I would say “if someone would just tell me how to figure this out I know that I can do it” Everything I read had the underlying assumption that I was at a place where I could answer all the questions they asked. If I were in a position where I was able to answer the questions I would not be struggling with living a life that I was not excited about waking up to each day.
During this time while I was trying to figure things out people would always seek me out to bounce ideas off of me, give them advice, or just to listen. They would tell me that I helped them so much, they feel so much better after speaking with me, or they feel like they have a plan. What I did was so natural for me that I didn’t realize how significantly it was impacting the lives of those around me.
I finally started being true to me. Clarity and incredible opportunities started showing up, leading me to this place where my personal, business, and spiritual life are getting richer and more satisfying every day. I wake up excited to live my life everyday (ok, almost everyday), excited to show others how they to can have a life that is rich and satisfying, one they can wake up excited to live each day.