This morning, as I listened to one of my favorite songs being played on the radio, I found myself captivated by the harmonies being sung by the background singer. I listened intently as, note by note, the background singer majestically boosted the lead singer’s performance. Although it was the lead singer who shined through, the background singer remained behind the scene as a constant presence and navigated the melody seamlessly.
Throughout my life, I’ve been quite intuitive and discerning. Today, as I listened to the radio, my intuition was on overdrive. Listening to the beauty of the song and lyrics brought me to the realization that, in life, I am quite like a background singer.
Now, before you become entranced with the temptation to recruit my singing services, I must give a disclaimer. By no means am I professional vocalist. However, I have found that I am most satisfied in life when I am helping others succeed. In fact, I feel that I am most in my element when I am present with others as they face life’s challenges, navigate through options, and brainstorm for greatness. I enjoy being a catalyst that motivates others to thrive.
Knowing this, I have dreamed of an opportunity to build a platform that enables me to harmonize with people who are looking to launch their lives to a higher level of performance. I have spent the greater part of this year equipping myself with tools necessary to turn this dream into a reality. In a few weeks I will be completing a Certificate of Excellence in Life Coaching. This is one of the last pieces remaining for me to launch a life, career, and business coaching practice. 2016 will be the year that gives birth to “A Thriving Mindset”. Meanwhile, I ask you to consider joining me in my endeavor to make our current realities a better place.
I look forward to what the future holds for us.
John E. Garay
John Eli has spent over 15 years mentoring and coaching individuals in life skills, career transitions, and through organizational change. He has worked in behavioral health, pastoral care, and higher-education. He has found that he is most satisfied in life when he is helping people recognize their potential and assisting them to reach their goals.
He currently lives in Chandler, Arizona with his wife, mini-schnauzer and an antique piano whom he calls, “Betty.”