Well, I did it. I took a big step of faith and started my own business. I have to admit that when I woke up this morning I was a bit depressed and sad about leaving Bible Baptist Church – we have been there are 18 years. What’s more, this is the first time in nearly 25 years where I didn’t know where my paycheck was coming from. So add to the slight depression and sadness a bit of nervousness as well.
So, I am getting a lot of questions about what I am going to be doing next and I will use today’s post to describe it as best as possible.
I have launched a new business called Health From The INSIDE Out or Health FIO LLC as the legal name reads. Health From the Inside Out will help my clients to get healthy in four core areas of life: physical, spiritual, relational and mental health. Real health happens when we work at it from the Inside, doing the tough and hard things of life. As Jesus taught it all starts with our spiritual heart; so as we start at getting healthy on the inside the outside of our life will follow. What’s more, as we develop healthy habits in our life we will be better equipped to handle the stress in life better.
There will be three primary aspects to my new business that I will focus my attention on. I am sure things will change over the next three years as I learn the ins and outs of running my own business and as I adapt to the things I learn as I operate the business. Here are the three aspect of my business:
Life coaching will take up the majority of my time (especially starting out). As a life coach I will be coaching/counseling my clients to get “un-stuck” in life. There are various reasons why people get stuck (e.g. struggles with relationships, struggles with personal character, struggles with addictions or depression or struggles with understanding who God created us to be). As a life coach, I will help the client to sort through their “life stuff” to see clarity and direction. A main niche of my coaching will be helping guys who struggle with sexual addiction.
Health FIO Weekends
A “Health From the INSIDE Out Weekend” is a leadership retreat for professionals. These retreats will begin in the Spring of 2019 and I plan to do three to four a year. The retreats will be three day events held in Traverse City at a local resort. I will be teaming up with other counselors to offer proven leadership principles and skills that will help leaders/managers find clarity in their personal/professional environments. These weekends will be small with group sizes limited to 36 total participants. The small group size will allow us to go deeper in the learning experience in the short weekend.
Health FIO Trips
A “Health From The INSIDE Out” trip is more like an adventure. Each trip will address the four core principles of Health FIO (Relational, Mental, Spiritual and Physical health). You can check out our Israel Trip that will happen next November by clicking HERE. Other trips that I will be working on will be South Africa and possibly Europe.
What Is Your Step of Faith?
So that is what I am doing and now I want to hear from your. What is your next step of faith? What have you been putting off that you know God is calling you to do. Taking a step of faith is scary because you are stepping into an un-known (I know, I am there right now). So tell me about your step of faith, in 100 words or less tell me about what God is calling you to do. Send it to: terry.porter@healthFIO.com. Also, please remember to share this post with your friends.