Why am I doing what I am doing?

8 March 2021

When I quit my corporate job last year, I had a plan. A plan to pursue my passion. A plan to do something closer to my heart. A plan to stretch my abilities in difficult times. A plan to make full use of my gifts for others’ good.

It has been six months that I have been on the new path as a solopreneur in building my coaching and consulting practice. I really enjoy the new role. However, like anyone else, I struggle. I struggle in handling all aspects of the business. As a wife and a mother, I struggle to make time for my family. As a volunteer, I struggle to do more.

However, my past hardships in life have made me become a stronger person. What has helped me push through adversity, is the mindset and attitude. I know what drives me. I know where my source of inspiration comes from. I know when I can pick myself up to move forward. I know how I can do it differently.

Deep inside my heart, I have the choice of doing something I like. I have the joy of doing something I love. I love the connection with people to understand their motivation and see how I can help. I love the power of coaching on how I can journey with someone who seeks change. I love the impact of consulting on how I can provide solutions to solve others’ problems. I love the opportunity to do meaningful work. I love the platform of serving others with my gifts, talents, and capabilities. I love the outcome of helping someone directly or indirectly.

With my limitations and my doubts sometimes, I know these should not stop the transformative work because of my vision. Although I do not know what lies ahead, what I know is that I am empowered to do something I am capable of; I am clear about my plan and what I can do best; I have the love and respect for others; I am thankful and humble for every opportunity that I get to learn and grow, I know all things will turn out for good at the right timing. I am not setting high expectations for myself; I am mindful of my boundaries to prevent burnout. I am a work in progress and I am not alone. I can draw my strength from my family, and a group of like-minded friends, peer coaches, professionals, partners, and clients who entrust me to make a difference.

I can tell everyone that I have passed my probationary period and I am committed to continuing this new adventure. It is a lifelong commitment for myself and others. I am hoping to see fruit-bearing trees in the near future.

If you have a choice to choose your path, what would that be? And why?

Fennie Chong, ACC

fennie.chong@gmail.com

Fennie is a career and executive coach. Her coaching focuses on realizing one's potential and strengths to help fulfill their career ambitions. Naturally, she is curious about people, their motivation, thoughts, and feelings. Through coaching, she helps people gain clarity, confidence, and competence. Her vision is to inspire change, improve…read more

2 responses to “Why am I doing what I am doing?”

  1. Michele Lum says:

    Thanks Fennie for sharing with us this precious piece … full of sincerity, honesty and transparency. Love it!

    All the best with your business in 2021!

  2. Jeff Cheah says:

    Yes Fennie, so glad you pass the probationary period. Thank you for the vulnerability in sharing your tough journey and your passion in helping others grow. As MCC Coach Heru Yuwono said “It’s good It’s good It’s good”
    It can only get better.

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