I’m a 21-year-old woman currently in my final year of university studying International Relations. At this moment I feel that there is a colossal amount of pressure on people my age to know what they want from life or to know where they would like to end up, and I’ve been no exception to this.
Although my ambitions and goals post-university have been evident for a long time, one of the main issues that I have been experiencing has been the ambiguity surrounding how I was going to get there. This lack of clarity was ultimately causing severe distress and worry for me as I had not yet ‘figured out’ what would be the first step to take once I had graduated. Fortunately, Hon has helped me focus on my short-term goals and helped me push aside any distractions within my life that were hindering my progress moving forward. He has also given me a list of suggestions and opportunities that are available for me to consider for the future.
Moreover, I’ve always struggled and failed to have the self-confidence to back up such aspirations and I’ve always felt that this has prevented me from taking important steps to reach my goals. Hon responded to this by having incredibly stimulating conversations, which, as a result, had me questioning my self-doubt.
I began to acknowledge that this lack of self-confidence was often irrational and placed emphasis on the importance of putting myself out there – even if I do get rejected. This has helped me tremendously with the process overcoming any issue with self-confidence or worth.
Going into the first session I was very sceptical on opening up to someone who was initially a stranger, however, this quickly diminished through Hon’s easy going and considerate personality. Through his thought-provoking approach, what he had to say resonated and now, whenever I feel myself getting distracted or feel that the pressure is becoming too much, I go back to the conversations we had along with practicing the coping mechanisms he has suggested.
I would 100% recommend Hon as a life coach. He has helped in a variety of ways and has allowed to me focus on what truly matters. Hence why I plan to continue my sessions with him in the New Year.