Shuo: Hi, Faisal, how would you advise someone who might be in a pivotal moment in their life and needing to make a decision or make a choice? As a High Performance Coach, how would you approach that?
Faisal Ensuan: I love that question, and I’ve been on that path. So I know that I’ve experienced that part.
Because I was originally trained in engineering, I studied mechanical engineering. I transitioned from that into coaching, which is a completely different field. After going through so much schooling and then working in the field, as I went towards it, that was a question I had to ask myself.
I just want to clarify one thing, as a coach, I’m never telling people what to do, or giving them advice as to do this or do that. I’m always getting them to question whether or not something is in alignment with who they are. So while entrepreneurship might be an amazing path for me, it’s not necessarily the best bet for you; that depends on how you see yourself, and how you see your life to be in the future. If we feel like we’re in alignment with ourselves, we will know what to do.
People attach their self-worth and identity with one thing or another- oh, I’m an entrepreneur. Oh, I’m an engineer. Oh, I’m a doctor. It doesn’t matter. Who’s showing up in that role? Is that your authentic self? Is that a better version of yourself?
You’re going to be interacting with people at the end of the day – with other human beings. You’re going to be creating systems, services, and products to make people’s lives better. So who is showing up there? If you become attached to that job, or to the business, to whatever you’re trying to do, then? You think that that’s ALL – I’m nothing.
But that’s not the reality. The reality is that you are the thing that’s moving that forward.
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