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Blank Canvas or Coloring Book: Navigating Your Blank Canvas with a Life Coach

May 21, 20242 min read

If you’re like me, you dread a blank screen.  It’s intimidating and overwhelming.  Some people thrive with a blank screen, like an artist with a blank canvas.  It’s the beginning of a new masterpiece.  I, on the other hand, am more of a coloring book kinda girl.  I need a guide, a starting point. I enjoy choosing the colors and adding the details.  But to start with no direction is super stressful. Even paralyzing.  

Coaching is like that. We are often stuck or have analysis paralysis when we are looking at the blank page of a new chapter in our life.  

A life coach is like an artist who gives you an outline to help you create your picture. They provide structure and direction, helping turn the blank canvas of your next chapter into a colorful and meaningful masterpiece.

Imagine getting a coloring book without any lines to follow. It would be easy to feel lost and not know where to begin. In the same way, when facing big changes or setting big goals, we can feel lost and confused.

This is where a life coach can help. They ask questions and listen carefully to help you understand your values, identify your strengths, and set clear goals. They help you figure out the best ways to reach your goals, giving you the confidence to move forward.

One of the biggest benefits of working with a life coach is that they help you stay accountable. They make sure you keep your promises to yourself, staying focused and motivated. They are like a cheerleader and well, a coach, giving you support, direction  and encouragement and maybe a little kick in the rear when you need it.

A coach also helps you think through your ideas and dreams. They give you new ways of looking at things and useful advice, helping you get past obstacles and challenges that have become roadblocks. With their help, you gain the confidence to face challenges head-on.

In short, a life coach is a trusted partner in your journey of growth and change. They provide the support and guidance you need to build your dreams and achieve your goals.

So, the next time you face a big, (or small), blank canvas in your life, think about getting help from a life coach. With a coach’s guidance, you can turn that empty space into a beautiful and successful masterpiece, on your journey to a life of NO REGRETS!


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Kelley Gatewood

Kelley Gatewood, the driving force behind Simply No Regrets, is on a mission to inspire women, particularly fellow empty nesters and women starting a new chapter in their lives, to live authentically and purposefully. Embracing a full time, nomadic lifestyle, Kelley travels the country solo in her SUV, combining pet sitting, volunteering, and camping for lodging. Her passion lies in empowering women to step out of their comfort zones, embodying simplicity and intentionality to create lives without regrets. As a coach and digital course creator, Kelley equips women with the confidence and resilience needed to pursue their dreams, passions, and bucket list adventures. Through her own journey of intentional living and daily boundary-pushing, Kelley leads by example, demonstrating the transformative power of authenticity and courage. Email Kelley to invite her to your podcast or blog as a guest, and join her in inspiring others to embrace a life of no regrets, filled with purpose, adventure, and empowerment.

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