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Essential Skills and Realistic Objectives Can Help Us Achieve Our Dreams

It takes 21 days to develop a habit, and when looking at resolutions, only about nine per cent of people follow through with them. 

It may seem like things are stacked against us when trying to achieve our dreams and goals. There may not be enough time in the day or enough resources to fulfill those wishes. For newcomers, starting a new life, overcoming language barriers, not having previous accomplishments or education recognized, and lacking social and professional networks can make ascending the climb toward their dreams even more daunting. 

However, our dreams are not unachievable. Sometimes, not every goal is cut and dry, but most things can be accomplished by understanding our capabilities and setting realistic and tangible objectives. That’s the perspective of Jennifer Beitz, who who aids people in achieving their goals. 

Beitz is an empowerment and life coach, author, and adult education instructor who has worked with international students for over two years. Beitz has come a long way in her life, accomplishing things she never would have thought, but she hasn’t always felt that way, having to develop herself and take steps to arrive where she is today. 

“I stumbled into life coaching myself several years ago. I was going through a period in my life where I wasn’t feeling fulfilled at my job and in my personal relationship. It was impacting my relationships. It was at that time that I was going through a transition in my personal life, one that was affecting my family unit. Having been through counselling before, I was ready to start something new, to make a change. And honestly, I didn’t know where to start.”

Her feelings were one of both excitement and fear. Enthusiastic about something new and terrified of the unknown. For her, it was the thoughts of limitations and beliefs that she would be unable to accomplish her goals or encounter failures that limited her for many years. Acknowledging and working through those fears, Beitz took a chance to find a life coach trainer and gained her ICF-accredited life coach training.

“That experience really transformed who I am today.”

That transformative experience inspired Beitz to become a coach herself, sharing what she learned with others to help motivate them. However, her journey of learning is still ongoing, explaining that as an adult education instructor, she learned as much, if not more, from the students than what she teaches them. 

“Hearing about the trials and tribulations they’ve had to overcome in order to come to another country, and to use my own language, to start over. Despite bringing experiences with them, they’re coming to a new country and culture shock is part of that. Learning through them, through their experiences, and having the empathy and compassion to meet them where they are. It’s been a very fulfilling experience.

Whether it’s building a new life, starting a fitness goal, or taking a chance on something new, take chances, set objectives, and open yourself to opportunities to learn from everything around you.

– Ryan Funk, U Multicultural

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