Becoming a life coach includes getting coached yourself. A lot. When I talk about things like extracting your core values, I have a sense of what you’ll experience because I did it too.
Even after deciding I wanted to be a life coach, I didn’t instantly know how that was going to work, or what that was going to look like. Part of getting there – here – was doing some deep work. Along the way, I quickly realized that one of my top values is Joy. But only later, after coaching for awhile, did I realize that Joy isn’t just a value for me, it’s my primary, terminal, core value. And then I realized that this is where I come from in everything I do, and in all my relationships. It only makes sense if I let it be my center and share it with those who want it.
A Joyist is someone who values and seeks out joy, and might be looking for discussion, brainstorming, motivation, accountability, support, and tips and tricks on how to find their possibilities for joy, and/or share it with others. Everyone’s formula for joy centered living is different. Joy doesn’t exclude pain and suffering, as these are necessary parts of a joyful life. Ultimately, Joyists let, or want to let, joy drive their decisions and actions. To be a Joyist, Joy does not have to be your penultimate value, just something you value.
Why the hashtag? The hashtag has come to mean a desire to share something with others. Here at #Joyist, we’re about valuing joy, experiencing joy, and spreading it. So it only made sense to utilize this nifty symbol to express that.
Are you a Joyist? Only you can answer that, but here’s a hint: If you believe you are, then you are.
– Coach Jamie –