What happens when you live your life without expectations?
Martin Dara, a transformational coach, shares his adventure of moving from a career in finance to being a coach and ending up as an English teacher. He never could have predicted the life he has now and attributes it to following the flow of life and exploring the exciting possibilities that open up from living without expectations or agenda.
Here’s some of what we explore:
- How to make friends without effort like we did when we were kids
- What gets in the way of fulfilling coaching relationships and friendships
- Discovering the power of stepping into the unknown and eye-opening possibilities by following what draws you for no reason
- How Steph found a home in Florida (which wasn’t on her list of places to live at all!) and “accidentally” ended up living with the love of her life
- The thrills of being on the road and realizing that you didn’t have to go to Thailand (or anywhere else) to find what you’re really looking for
- Warning: we have fun with some book and movie spoilers, so proceed at your own risk!
Listen to the podcast here:
ow to Live In Flow and Find Your Path Without Trying
“When you genuinely show up with no agenda, waiting to see what else comes up, things just start happening.” – Martin Dara
Here are a few highlights of my insights gleaned from our conversation:
When you let go of expectations, your path unfolds better than you could have dreamed. Martin began to lose interest in his finance career, and when he chose to let go of that and follow what attracted him, he found himself in Thailand, where he had amazing opportunities and landed a coaching job without planning any of it.
Remember that you don’t have to be in control of everything in your life to have a successful one. It’s not about going places or being in the right spot at the right time, but rather about following your intuition, even when it doesn’t make sense.
“The best adventures will just show up unexpectedly when you go with it and follow your nudges.”
Finding meaning and purpose is about being part of something you believe in that’s bigger than yourself. When you find your passion in life, you meet more people and want to be around them, which expands your perspective and enjoyment of life.
Allow yourself to really live and enjoy your life. At a certain point, Martin was so in his head that he wasn’t really that good at what he was doing. The minute he quit overthinking, his abilities skyrocketed. It just shows that all you have to do is to show up, play the game and enjoy life.
You’re OK beneath all of that craziness. Everyone has their own plan and pace. It’s okay to be yourself; you don’t have to change for anyone else. Just go for it, live your life, and that makes the biggest difference.
Trust and follow what draws you. People will find their way into your life, and you’ll be attracted to people and opportunities without knowing why, and that’s perfect. When you follow the nudges, life happens in surprising and beautiful ways that are better than what you could have planned.
Meet Martin Dara, Transformational Coach
Martin Dara is a Certified Transformational Coach. He helps children, parents, and teams change the way they see the world. He is embracing his role as a human being and helping others recognize their infinite possibilities.
He works on coaching individuals and teams to change the way they see the world and assisting them to handle obstacles and challenges in life.
Supporting clients by developing a personalized program to help achieve desired goals in a one-on-one or workshop setting.
Connect with Martin
The Entrepreneur Playground podcast: https://anchor.fm/martin-dara
Subscribe to the Wildspire podcast: https://www.theawakenedbusiness.com/wildspire