Good day Allynn Taylor! How is everything going in your world?
All is well! I hope the same for you.
I always like to ask, what would you say to a stranger if they came up to you and asked, “What do you do?”
If a stranger came up to me and asked that question, I would tell them I’m a certified life coach. I essentially help people who are ready to be pro-active about creating the life they would love to live.
Can you tell me what inspired you to create your own life coaching business? Like, what happened in your life’s story that led you down the path you are on now?
When I was a freshman at Hampton University, a friend of mine put on a DVD called “The Secret”, which talked about the law of attraction. From there, I discovered my cousin Nikkita had the same DVD. She fully immersed herself into being a positive and optimistic individual, which really inspired me to practice the same. Upon graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree from Hampton, I decided I wanted a career where I could not only truly enjoy what I do and but have a sense of purpose. I began to think about all of the elements that could be the perfect fit for me and decided life coaching would be the ideal career. For a while, I searched to find the perfect institution to take my life coaching certification and discovered The Life Purpose Institute. I graduated from there with a certification in life and career coaching and now have my company “Sip Of Posititivitea”.
I have been a subscriber to your “Positivitea” texts for almost 2 years now. I must admit that I am definitely a fan of them! They are a very good way to reflect and apply the knowledge that you send! How long have you been doing these texts? Also, what have been other people’s reactions to them?
I really appreciate the fact you’ve been on my list this long and actually still enjoy them. I try to make things fresh although a subject can be repeated and I’m glad its working. LOL. I’ve been sending my motivational texts for 3 years now. I started with just 5 people and now there are over 600 people on my list, which is so AMAZING! Every day I get messages from people telling me how much they appreciate me sending them out to them, which really makes me feel, so appreciated! I encourage everyone to let me know if they love the message of the day!
In your words Allynn Taylor, what is a life coach? How can you, help someone who is 1000 miles away or just down the block?
Many people have an idea or a dream they want to fulfill, but they don’t know how to move towards that, – they may have blocks or issues they need to get around to make those dreams and ideas into fruition. A life coach is a companion who helps you be pro-active with the things you want to achieve; cheers you on while making it happen and helps pick you up when you may feel overwhelmed or doubtful. If someone were to be interested in becoming my client and so happened to be miles away, we have our good friend technology and could use Face Time or Skype!
What is the best way to remain positively motivated while being realistic about life and what we may be going through?
The way to remain positive is to be honest and patient with your self. We know in reality things may take a while to change because it’s a process, but we also know the way to keep stress levels down is to be positive and optimistic in the midst of the storm. Having faith and trusting the process is the easiest way to keep positive and remain sane. Also, learning to let go and have no expectations of the outcomes of our reality will also make things easier.
Do you think, with the usage of social media and us literally being able to filter out lives to the public, that we have more “competition” on social media? Like who is living the best or who is traveling where? Does that help to contribute to all of the depressive/neurotic and “pill popping”, overly medicated society that is coming up now?
I believe comparing yourself to others has been present way before social media. Although it’s a display of every day or even every minute of other peoples lives, we have to realize everyone has their own path that they’re supposed to be on. I believe social media isn’t the reason why people are becoming depressive, but it could help reveal internal feelings that have been buried inside of a person for a while.
Random Question, but I can imagine you are well read, so what has been the most influential book in your life?
I love love love LOVE “The Game of Life and How To Play It”. After reading that book, it really put life into perspective for me. I began to really understand the law of attraction, the law of karma and other types of spiritual laws to help create the life I wanted. The book is by Florence Scovel Shinn and can be found online or on Amazon.
We have a mantra here, “DO WHAT YOU DESIRE” or #DWYD. How does that apply to what you have and are doing with life coaching and “Sip of Positivitea” mantra?
It applies in many ways with Sip Of Positivitea! Doing what you desire is something I want all my clients and the entire world to have the opportunity to do! My purpose is to help people to obtain and maintain the life they want to live and have a sense of purpose!
How can we find out more about you and “Sip of Positivitea” online? Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Website?
You can view my website at www.sipofpositivitea.com!
Are there any last words of wisdom or advice you’d like to give any of our readers?
I would like to tell everyone to trust the process and yourself. Have faith and confidence in all that you do. Be kind and patient with yourself, all is well.