WELCOME FRIENDS! I’M FRANCES VIDAKOVIC AND I’M SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE WITH ME.
Seventeen years ago, when I first started life coaching, I needed to come up with a name that encapsulated my vision and goal for my business. Inspiring Life seemed like a fitting option because its meaning was two-fold. Firstly as a coach I hoped to encourage my clients to live an INSPIRING life. Secondly, and more importantly perhaps, I aimed to inspire LIFE in people.
That was honestly my ultimate goal. I wanted my clients to feel passionate about their dreams, even if they felt nervous or scared. I wanted them to embrace life and all its facets, not just the good but also the bad, not just the victories but also the challenges.
Because let’s face it – you are going to get both in life. There isn’t a person in this world that is lucky enough to score a smooth, trouble-free ride the whole way – we all have to take a ride on the crazy roller-coaster.
NOW FOR THE REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF
Back when I was younger it was important for me to have a professional-sounding intro spiel. After all I was running a successful life coaching practice. I held a degree in psychology and a diploma in journalism. I had also previously worked in advertising, managed two recording studios and published numerous articles in business and health magazines here in Australia and New Zealand. Surely that commanded respect and made me sound special enough?
Maybe but then again maybe not. Nowadays it doesn’t matter nearly so much to me what my introduction says as long as it conveys the important stuff. Like my desire to help others pursue their dreams. That’s my ultimate goal in life and I understand that in order to talk the talk I need to be willing to walk the talk. Am I willing to do that? Indeed I am; every morning I wake up with fresh resolve and a desire to chase my dreams to the best of my ability.
Then there are my values, the ones I treasure most in life: like honesty, respect, trust, patience, love, compassion and commitment. These few words say more about me than any full-length resume ever will. Career-wise I am a writer, a life coach and an author. But first and foremost I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend. While I try to embrace all of life’s opportunities I am still human just like you. I make mistakes but each time I fall down I make sure to get up and brush my knees off again.
My philosophy is simple: I believe that life is full of ups and downs but ultimately every individual in this world has something special to share. So what is your gift? And are you willing to begin sharing with others today?
I REALIZE NOW…
I realize now that Inspiring Life is not just a random name that I picked out as a tag to my coaching business almost twenty years ago. It is instead a conscious and consistent goal of mine – to create books that motivate others to chase their dreams and hopefully live an inspiring life too.
I do not pretend to be perfect and I do not pretend to have all the answers. To the contrary, I too am just like you, learning and making mistakes along the way. A lot of my growth comes from writing books that I hope will be of value to others. And though I write on a variety of topics, my goal is always the same. Each book aims to positively encourage others to stretch their mind, step outside their comfort zone, live, love, learn, and most importantly, dream big.
If you are a mom who wishes to live life with intention please check out my books or my latest blog posts, which focus primarily on life and parenting (you can search for appropriate posts within the different categories). You can do this by clicking on the appropriate image below or click here to find other ways you can stay connected.