Mattia came to me completely open. Not knowing much about life coaching and not having any expectations. He decided to try it for fun. So we got started. Some of the things that were important to Mattia were to lose weight, even though he was not overweight he just wanted to be a little slimmer, be better friends with his wife, find another company to work for and own an apartment in a warm climate where he could escape Chicago winters as often as possible.
We got to work right away and discovered that what makes Mattia really happy was being creative, especially when situations were challenging. Also, the feeling of being independent and making contributions in his own way escalated his feeling of joy.
As we began talking, Mattia discovered that he was focused on the things that he did not want. He was focused on not being happy at work, not having the exact financial circumstances that he wanted in that moment and not having as much fun as he wanted. It’s always interesting to me that as your thoughts begin to shift, life always follows!
Mattia was always very expressive but probably never took the time to identify these things for himself. By focusing on what it would look like if he was in a job that made him happy, or what kind of foods he would like to eat, things began to shift. As time went on Mattia and his wife became empty nesters which gave them the freedom to travel more and create the relationship he desired.
We spent some time creating a clear vision of where Mattia wanted to have this apartment. As being creative made him excited and the thought of having a second home somewhere warm made him excited the vision became clearer and clearer. Then it was time to take step one which was to call a realtor and it didn’t take long before they found the perfect location and apartment.
Mattia’s desire for fresh foods began to increase and his weight naturally went down to where he felt comfortable. And as he was now focused on the positives, another company presented him with an offer for a new job.
Mattia’s ability to shift his focus from what wasn’t working to what was working was a huge obstacle that he was able to overcome. That was his opening to a life filled with harmony and joy.