6 Powerful Questions When You Want a Breakthrough

Once upon a time, there was a girl who ran off to live in a tent on a farm in Hawaii, with nothing more than a backpack on her back and $25 in her pocket for the journey there.

That girl is me. I am that girl.

The most common response I get when someone finds out this fun fact about me is something like:

“Wow! That’s amazing! How did you do that?”

But tbh, I get a similar response when people learn about almost any big decision/move I’ve made in my adult life:

🌺 Moving to Hawaii
⚡️ Starting a coaching business (after selling my first one)
🏠 Securing a new home for myself & my daughter just 3 months after losing my job

Are big decisions hard for you?

Is “change” pretty much a 4-letter word for your brain?

Read on for a powerful journaling exercise to walk you through one of the planning processes I use with my clients:


Here’s the thing: I’m not special. I’m no different than you 🌈

We’re both humans, with a brain and a heart.

We both need to eat food and have a place to rest our heads at night.

If you’re inspired by what I’m doing (or what I’ve done), it’s only proof of what you can do, winking back at you.

I’m just here to show you what’s possible

Now, if you’ve read this far along, I’m going to go ahead and assume that there’s something on your mind and on your heart right now –

– something that you know you want to do, have, or be, but you’re not sure how to go about making that a reality AND keeping your life going at the same time.⠀

If that’s you, I’d like to invite you to pull out your handy-dandy notebook & journal on these coaching prompts:

📝 What do I REALLY want? (Make it as real and visceral as you can. Feel it, see it, hear it. See yourself in this picture, living it for real.)

📝 Where am I now? (Compare and contrast your current life/circumstances to the desired outcome. And, in the words of Nellie Bertram: “Just split the difference.”)

📝 What steps have I taken so far? (What have you already done, if anything, to work toward your desired outcome?)

📝 What are my results? (And how’s that going for you?)

📝 What do I need to do differently to get my outcome? (Chances are, you already know – but if you’re having trouble with this one, it might be a good idea for you to book a coaching session with me to “chunk down” your idea to a step-by-step plan.)

📝 What do I need to have learned now in order to get my outcome? (In other words, what do you know ISN’T working for you? What patterns are you leaving behind?)⠀

I promise, no matter what it is you’re dreaming about – your dream isn’t too big! You can 100% achieve it, and I’m also willing to bet that it’s not going to be nearly as hard or complicated as you think it will be.

Did you love this journaling exercise?? Share it with your friends on your IG Story & tag me @tiffanipurdy, so I can celebrate your new-found clarity with you!

Are you ready to de-stress the process of going from “that would be nice” to “is this real life”? In my private coaching sessions, you’ll walk away with a roadmap to your outcome & tools to take with you while you’re on your way there.

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