As many of you know my dad died last month. Death is a part of life and we will all feel the impact of grief at some point in our life cycle, unless you haven’t loved of course, because grief is a result of losing someone you love. I imagine this is a rare state of being to have never loved, I am grateful I have lots of love in my life.
Grief can hit people in many different ways and a lot will depend on the relationship you had with the person who died, how they died and how you handle these life changing moments.
I have to be honest, I have struggled at times, not just with my dad’s death, but with the 18 months of multiple weekly hospital visits, several emergency situations where we nearly lost him, his coming home with an inadequate care package (once they got it right things improved) and managing my business, my home life and myself. However, if I hadn’t had the tools and strategies I have built up as a coach and reached out for support, personally and professionally, when I needed it, then it could have been a lot worse. Consequently, the BIG Vision for my entrepreneurial journey hasn’t unfolded in the way that I’d planned. But as I always say, ‘Planning is King. Flexibility is Queen.’ This has applied so much in the last two years and has kept me sane.... Read on for support