My name is Lindsey Staton and I’m a life coach, speaker, blogger, wife, mom, stepmom, employee, sister, daughter and friend.
I am a certified life coach, and also have training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and nutrition. My professional experience includes time in magazine journalism, church ministry and a couple stints in the law arena. My life experience includes marriage, motherhood, divorce, remarriage, step parenting, depression/anxiety and teaching/leading Bible studies.
Life was rocking along pretty effortlessly for a while. Until it wasn’t. I was jerked into survival mode by an unexpected trauma. And even after the storm had passed, I had resigned to the fact that life was pretty much ruined and survival mode would be my new normal.
And then several birthdays ago, I woke up.
There was a sudden awareness of the immeasurable value of time. Precious, fleeting time. We talk about buying time, saving time, making time. But you can’t really do any of those. Regardless of how I spent it, time was passing right through my fingers every second. And I became desperate to not waste it.
And I had been wasting it. Waiting.
Waiting for an opportunity to come along.
Waiting for other people to change.
Waiting to be seen, recognized, appreciated.
Waiting to be asked, invited, wanted.
Waiting until I was more confident, brave, secure.
Waiting until I had more time. (Oh, the irony.)
Waiting until I had more money.
Waiting until I was in better shape.
Waiting until I was totally healed, healthy.
I was waiting for just the right moment, while moment after priceless moment ticked away.
It hit me that all I have is right now. (Oh, look. That now just became then. And here’s a new now. Whoops, that one’s gone too. Here comes another…)
Got issues? Health problems? A dead-end job? No job? A difficult marriage? No marriage? Difficult kids? No kids? Shame? Guilt? A shady past? Brokenness? Addictions?
I got news for you: None of those are excuses. You are not disqualified (even if you want to be). You are not benched until you get your act together. Get in the game. Heal as you go.
There are pastors, therapists, doctors, meds and support groups. And there are life coaches like me who would love nothing more than to wake you up to your life purpose and get you living it!