About Linda Ford
THE BEST THING I EVER DID FOR MYSELF
It took me 40 years to discover that the most important relationship I should have been paying attention to - the one I had been avoiding my entire life - was the relationship with myself.
Little did I know that it held the key that would eventually open up my entire life to a world of creativity, abundance, self-expression, confidence, and a truly loving relationship.
I wish I had known this early on!
If you had told me when I was in my early 20’s that I would eventually become a confidence coach for women, I would have laughed it off as a crazy idea. How would it be possible for this young woman who always suffered from low self-esteem, who never put herself first, and who always played small, would end up being a confidence coach?
A lack of confidence showed up in all areas of my life.
In my relationships, I was so hungry for love and attention that I would put my own needs last. I’d allow men to manipulate, use, and bully me, and I’d tolerate their infidelity with other women because I was so scared of being alone. Being single terrified me.
In my education and work, I never felt competent or smart. For years, I deliberately chose temp work because it would be an easy way out if I screwed up – I wouldn’t have to endure the shame and embarrassment of failure. I actually ran away from a job once – slipped out the back door – because I didn’t understand how to do a task.
I didn’t go to college until I was 35 – that’s how long it took me to even consider the possibility that I could qualify as a student.
My insecurity got formed in my early family life. Doesn't everything?
When you’re born into a poor family and live in a two-room house with no bathroom; when you’re raised by parents who are constantly struggling and fighting; when you never get to experience well-being and a life that thrives, you grow up believing that something is wrong with you – that you’re defective and broken in some way.
And so there’s no mystery as to why I was so insecure. Why would I think otherwise? It explains a lot about how I turned out.
Fortunately, I never got stuck in playing the victim. Blaming my childhood and parents was never an option. All I knew was that my insecurity was making me unhappy, unfulfilled, and trapped in a small life that refused to thrive.
We Create our relationships
Relationships affect us deeply. They have the power to inspire or deaden our spirit. They can influence us to soar creatively in our work or get us off track and succumb to inertia.
Relationships can build us up with love or pull us down with abuse and indifference. They are deeply connected to our ability to thrive in all areas of our life.
We Attract Who We Are
Whatever we experience, it is important to know that we are the ones who are creating our experience of life - it's a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.
And so it begs the question: how do we become exceptional creators of our life?
It begins with creating a solid foundational core for ourselves. It's the deep, inner, and essential work of knowing our true value and showing up in the world with the confidence to create an exceptional life.
I Know a Thing or 2 About Transformation!
My life has turned out really well!
I live in a gorgeous house in a town I used to dream of living in and steps from the Atlantic Ocean!
I have been blissfully married to a wonderful man for twenty years. I have a great job of doing work I love - coaching women like you! And I feel pretty confident and smart - and by the way, I ended up graduating from college with a master's degree summa cum laude!
This is what happens to you when you feel confident, take off the handbrake, and start believing in yourself. What you believe about yourself is everything! It will shape your world.
Women who work with me want to be able to:
Show up in relationships with confidence, ease, and without feeling needy, anxious, or desperate.
Attract emotionally available and mature men, instead of narcissists and co-dependents.
Put themselves first and not lose themselves in relationships.
Banish imposter syndrome & people-pleasing.
Stop hiding, hesitating, and playing small in their work.
Stop caring so much about how others see them.
Move on quickly from relationships that aren't working.
Get clear and take action about whether to stay or leave a relationship.
Own and claim what they want in a relationship without feeling embarrassed or uncomfortable.
Feel comfortable in their own skin.