Veronica called us on Coffee with the Coaches, Saturday's on KGNW 820 am or kgnw.com or get an app for your iphone to listen. She shares the struggle of being overwhelmed on the show about R to R. Reduce it to the Ridiculous. You don't have to do everything. When you are a single mom, the underwear may not get folded and the socks may not get sorted but those are small things to let go of when you look at the bigger picture. What can you let go of? One small step.
I have spent so much time looking ahead that it seems impossible that i am looking back at the debut of Coffee with the coaches radio show. It happened. I kept dreaming, kept taking baby steps in the midst of tough life circumstances and this phase of my dream is now realized. Don't give up. to hear the first show go to http://www.coffeewiththecoaches.com/
I am so excited. Coffee with the Coaches radio show launches this Saturday at 10am on KGNW 820 on the am dial. You can listen live on kgnw.com. I received the first chapter of my book after editing and that was amazing. And yet. I have a DEAR friend suffering depression. The loss of her mother and other huge struggles in her life. Another friend who is fighting the demons of "what are you doing? your dream is DUMB". Which it is NOT. It has so often been the other way around, me struggling as i watch friends realizing their dreams. It is wonderful and difficult to be in a good place when my friends are suffering, but i know that i can't let that stall me. I also know they would be furious if i thought for a moment i had to put off my happiness because they are in a bad place. What i do know is that i understand where they are and i can be a friend that weeps with the sorrowful. As i experience stepping into my dream I will never step away from the understanding of what it means to struggle. I am so blessed with AMAZING friends who have stood by me and I am honored to stand by them.
Yesterday was my first book interview. The show is called Head of the House. Hard to believe things are happening. Our show starts Saturday Coffee with the Coaches. Spent an hour with Danen talking about what he wants to do when he grows up. The Seahawks...
Today my business/coaching partner and I went to KGNW to sign contracts for Coffee with the Coaches. Four years ago i had a coaching show on KKNW and when the economy crashed so did my support. I was so disappointed and sad that i had to let it go. Now four years later, I not only have a partner to share the reponsibilities. We have people to voice the commercials and someone to run the board and answer phones. It makes me think about a time five years ago when i wanted to give up. I was passed over for one radio job after another. I was turned down for a gig i really had my heart set on and i said "that is it! I quit"! I was done, tired of the roller coaster, of the hurt and pain of rejection. Later that day i went to the Family Resource Center to meet with the big brothers and big sisters. I walked into a party in progress. I asked who it was for and they all said "YOU" "It's a pity party". Because of that party and all the love in the room. I was able to "buck" up and try again. I can hardly believe i am on the air everyday and about to start coffee with the coaches on air. I am so glad i didn't give up. Dreams do come true.
It is 2011 an odd year, which seem to be my better years. When i look back on last year i have so much to be grateful for and as i look ahead my baby steps are paying off. January 15th at 10 am My coaching partner and i are starting a weekly radio program on KGNW 820 am. http://www.coffeewiththecoaches.com/ In February or March the book will be finished and ready to be released. I have a day shift after the grueling overnight shift. My kids are graduated and grown and doing very well. Life is good. The tough times made me stronger and challenged my beliefs. I am a better person for all the struggles. What are you looking forward to this year? What are you grateful for? May you have a prosperous and happy New Year.
Laurie Ann Hardie