Author and life coach Kamryn Adams knows the tools and techniques to create and maintain a successful life. Knowing she wanted to write and help others at an early age, Adams tapped in and used her gifts to help others find their truth, purpose, and live the life she always wanted. From a young age she wanted to write, and she also discovered she is an empath. “This is a person who very strongly feels and senses the emotions of others. It took years before I could decide what to do with this gift,” she explains. With a thriving personal development firm, Alliance Life Management, and four books under her belt she figured it out. She is now utilizing her gifts to make a huge contribution to the world.
When I started my out, “I went along the traditional journey for career to develop a lifestyle but there was a gaping hole inside of me to pursue my purpose. There are many ways for you to help others. I am a person of action. I am methodical, logical and driven. I believe in solution driven accountability,” she continues. With living the experience with finding your purposed path, Adams has to tools to help her clients to do the same.
She shares insight on writing, living, and creating balance.
On following your dreams and staying true to yourself.
The first thing is to know exactly who you are and be honest about it. Take a solid inventory of your abilities. Then match those abilities with situations and occupations that play as strengths. As people, we don’t have “strengths” and “weaknesses”, we only have traits. How we match those traits is either successful or not. For example, I was a cheerleader from a young age. I’m rather demonstrative and my voice is strong. I was a great cheerleader. My first job was in the library…yeah, those traits that made me a great cheerleader made me a horrible librarian. My voice is neither a strength nor a weakness. It simply needs to be used in the right venue.
On Silencing the Inner Critic.
You should Plan! My favorite thing about being a personal development coach is that I can help people build a plan to achieve their goals and overcome those hurdles one step at a time. If income is the barrier then we need a financial plan on how to transition. That means cutting back on expenses, saving, and changing our lifestyle. Most people work a full-time job on the way to purpose. You have to plan to put in the evenings and weekends to get your dream moving. I wrote my first book on Saturdays. I wrote my second book on flights back and forth to China for work. If you want it, you’ll plan and execute.
On keeping The Balance
My life is not balanced, but it is managed very well. Balance makes you think everything is in its proper place all the time. Well it’s not. Sometimes I have to give more to home. Sometimes I have to give more to work. We won’t know if we had a balanced life until our lives are over. I manage by doing what is important first. I may have to miss the first quarter of a basketball game to finish up something in the office. I may have to stop writing an article that I’m flowing in to get to a basketball game on time. I may have to work on the website instead of watch Scandal. You do what is important and keep a list of what needs to be done. Eventually, you get it all done.
On Starting and Staying in Your Lane
Adams’ new book “Stay in Your Lane” helps readers find their way into their lane of greatness and stay there. The book takes you through self-development exercises and meditations about your personal abilities and desires. It is designed to help you build an intersection between what you are really good at and what you love to do. The book gives great tools from knowledge and experience. “That’s how I became a coach. I was passionate about helping people and really loved it. I was also a heck of a businesswoman and people leader. When I started Alliance Life Management as a personal development firm, I knew that I am not just a life coach, I am also a business owner. I merged my two worlds. I use my marketing and people development skills with my passion for helping others. “
Adams shares tips from her book “Stay in Your Lane.”
#1 Don’t be afraid of hard work: Opportunity goes undiscovered because it requires hard work. You may not sleep 8 hours a night or get to go out for dinner with friends very often. You have to commit to the goal.
#2 Find out who you are and BE THAT. Don’t waste time developing skills that you don’t have. We have a world of rapping basketball players and acting singers and singing actresses because people refuse to stay in the lane they are given.
#3 Once you find your purpose…DO NOT give up under any circumstance. You may pursue purpose at different rates during your journey but don’t stop advancing your dreams and goals. Move forward little by little until you can make a big leap.
For more tips on “Staying in Your Lane” get the book here.
How do you stay in your lane towards success?