My writing coach is awesome. I knew from the first time I met The Sexy Grammarian (aka Kristy Lin Billuni) that she was special. She was able to listen to my dream of being a writer, talk about my fears and hopes and then distill back to me an approach that worked for my overly disciplined, creatively stifled mind.
A few weeks ago, during one of our Facetime coaching sessions, she said something that both inspired me and delivered a swift, firm kick in the ass. She said, “Tara, I have a few clients I think of as can’t fail clients. These are clients that, in my mind, will succeed. You are one of my can’t fail clients.” She went on to say, “And, it is so odd, but you are my only can’t fail client that doesn’t do what I tell them to do.”
I laughed out loud. She got me. I am notorious for dreaming big, in my head. The distance between thinking and doing is often impossibly vast, so while I am writing and working on goals, I often stall out and continue the dreaming at the same time that I cease the effort.
Her feedback was perhaps the most galvanizing experience I’ve had of late. And her words will stick with me. Nearly every day since I have been writing, even when I hate what is coming out, I am doing it. I am honored to be thought of as a can’t fail client, I don’t want to do that title a disservice. And frankly, I do well with ass kicking women, they are my favorite types of people, and Kristi delivered a very successful kick in the ass.