Uncovering My True Calling

“All the while, I had this constant feeling that I was being called to do more than what I currently was doing. I felt this strong nudge to help women facing similar circumstances, although I was unsure of how. I knew I needed to take the leap to figure out my own ambitions, so that is what I did. She (my coach) really pushed me to dig deep to find what was holding me back to really living out my calling. Fear. Fear is what was holding me back. Fear of not being good enough, smart enough, qualified enough, to actually help other women. As I have worked on my mindset and calling fear out for what it is, a liar, I am embracing what I truly feel the Lord is leading me to do.”

-Anna Martin

This past year has been a lot of different emotions for me, as I am sure it has been for everyone. While staying home was not that much different than our norm, moving all school and therapy online was a new and difficult venture. While I am always super hands on during therapies, there was just something about the stress of trying to keep Rhett engaged on the computer, while also trying to facilitate the activity, that I could feel my anxiety rising with each session. Not to mention preparing materials prior to a therapy session, while doing regular household chores, while also keeping an eye on both boys, I had an extremely hard time managing things. At the end of 2020, I felt my anxiety reaching a new level, and even went to the doctor to see if I needed an increase in medication. I have struggled with anxiety for a while, especially after Rhett was born. Prior to 2020, I had felt as though it was under control, but leave it to a pandemic to completely turn that upside down.

My doctor highly encouraged me to see a therapist to find strategies to help me manage my stress levels. I have seen therapists in the past, but I have had a really hard time finding exactly what I was needing. I didn’t want to just go to someone and talk, which was what my previous experience was. I needed someone to challenge me to do the work to figure out how to make the changes I needed in my life.

All the while, I had this constant feeling that I was being called to do more than what I currently was doing. I felt this strong nudge to help women facing similar circumstances, although I was unsure of how. The end of 2020 revealed to me that I may never be able to have a typical 9-5 job, so I began thinking of how I could create a business that worked for me by allowing me to have the flexibility to be the mom that my boys need. That is where the bracelets come in. I made the decision I would sell these cute bracelets, which was honestly self care in a way because making the bracelets gave me a much needed outlet. I also invested in myself by hiring a business coach to help me find clarity in what I was truly feeling called to do. I connected so much with my coach’s personal story, and resonated with all of her feelings through her own unique journey in her life. I knew I needed to take the leap to figure out my own ambitions, so that is what I did.

During this time, we worked on the bracelets, but it wasn’t fulfilling my calling. I knew God was leading me to help support other special needs moms, but I had not yet uncovered what that would look like. I am so super passionate about therapy that I decided to create a digital product bundle to help relieve some of the stress and overwhelm we feel as we execute therapy activities with our children throughout the week. I knew how doing virtual therapy affected my mental health, and I wanted to help the moms who may be feeling the same way. As I worked through each idea and how it would help the overwhelmed momma, my coach would challenge me to work on my mindset. She really pushed me to dig deep to find what was holding me back to really living out my calling.

Fear. Fear is what was holding me back. Fear of not being good enough, smart enough, qualified enough, to actually help other women. As I have worked on my mindset and calling fear out for what it is, a liar, I am embracing what I truly feel the Lord is leading me to do.

All along, God has been telling me to help these women who are in the thick of their journey. The Anna that I was 5, and even 4 years ago, find the freedom to not allow their circumstances define their happiness.

I would like to introduce myself to you. I am Anna Martin, a mindset coach to moms of children with disabilities. I help these women find the freedom to live their life in a way that their circumstances do not determine their happiness. The circumstances will still be there, and the obstacles will still come. I will challenge you to find systems that work for you so that you can live your best life, which is a life full of joy. If you are a mom feeling the weight of this journey, book a call with me so we can chat further. I am so excited for you to uncover the life you truly want.

Published by mommyinchargeblog

Hi, I am Anna Martin, and I am a Mindset Coach to mommas of children with disabilities. I help these women find the freedom to live their life in a way that their circumstances do not determine their happiness. I am also a special needs momma, and boy momma to 2 of the sweetest boys in the world. I am here to empower women to be in charge of their life, despite their circumstances.

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