When San Diego psychologist Alessandra Wall tells people she’s a life coach, she almost wants to cover it up with a sneeze.
She does not like the title “life coach.”
After building up a successful private psychology practice, achieving every goal she set for herself, and then becoming disenchanted with the limitations her life, it took her a year and a half to say out loud that she wanted to go into life coaching.
And then, once she made the choice to follow that path, she got really happy.
Even though pursuing life coaching meant losing a bunch of free time and adding a ton of stress to her life.
Because, as she says often in her practice and on her blog, doing what’s right is not always the same thing as doing what’s right for you.
This is one of Alessandra’s key concepts as a life coach, and it’s one of the topics we discussed in our conversation last fall.
We also touched on:
Feeling “overbooked and underwhelmed”
Assertiveness: it’s all about figuring out who you are, and being okay with who you are, and understanding that this can evolve (my original tagline for this blog was “bliss evolves… keep following it!”)
Having the courage to follow through with what you know is right for you — and where does that come from?
The process of finding one’s way: flail, get some traction, find a groove, the groove turns into a rut. Later, rinse, repeat.
Alessandra’s Life Manifesto, and why her primary tenet is “speak in truth,” rather than “live in truth.”
Embracing intentional imperfectionism, and how perfectionism is really living a double life (and exhausting!)
Things we’ve been afraid to share are the things that tend to make people bond with us more!
How the desire to be creative can lead us to push ourselves (and can also lead to perfectionist paralysis).
What Alessandra loves most in the creative process.
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