Kelly Samson of My Empowered World writes:

Julie felt like she was cold and alone in a dark and stormy ocean.  It felt like she was desperately treading water and each new wave threatening to take her last breath away.  She frantically tried to stay afloat but the more she struggled the more it felt like her energy was draining away.  Feeling alone, weary and worn out she wasn’t sure how much longer she could carry on.

Then she glanced round and caught sight of her husband John.  She was surprised to see that he was only a few meters away.  He’d been right there all along.  She could see that he was also struggling in the stormy sea.  He too was exhausted and just like her he was striving to stay afloat but the life was going out of his eyes and she knew he was losing the battle.

As they caught each others eye they swam towards each other, reaching out and connecting at last.  Their embrace felt so warm and comforting and with that connection they felt the strength of being together.  They were still in the cold, stormy ocean but now they were both able to stay afloat by supporting each other.

As they embraced, battling the elements that were assaulting them, they were now able to look up and around to see more.  As they did they noticed an empty rowing boat bobbing in the stormy ocean only a short distance away.  Swimming to this beacon of hope John was able to help Julie climb up and into it and then Julie was able to reach down to pull John up.  In the boat they both felt the immense, sweet relief of feeling some security and safety from the stormy sea.  Not a lot, but enough to make the difference that they desperately needed.

Being in the security of the boat they were able to work together to row towards the glimmer of sunshine they could see in the distance poking through the heavy dark clouds.  When Julie was tired John took the oars to row and when John needed to rest Julie was able to so they continued moving forward.  In this way, working collectively, supporting each other they made real progress towards where they needed to go, together.

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About the Author

Kelly is a Results Coach who’s diverse and adventurous army, travel, academic and professional background provides a unique foundation in his passion of helping others to reach their own pure potential. He left home at 16 thinking he knew it all to join the Army and quickly discovered that what he thought he did know was merely a drop in the ocean. This sparked a quest for learning that has taken him around the world. Kelly is certified Advanced Coach and NLP Trainer. He is passionate about empowering people to ignite their self-belief to achieve more than they thought possible. He challenges and supports people to create confidence, excitement, harness their motivation in all areas of life. Kelly lives by his values of authenticity, integrity and contribution.