“Uh, Denise, are we in the right place?” A friend of mine nervously asked me this on one of our road trips together. You see my navigation system had taken us off the main roads due to traffic. I must admit we were not in what felt like the safest of places. I was even beginning to question if somehow, we had gotten lost. At least, it was daytime (my mind was logically telling me it was ok as I could ‘see’ where I was going). I have a whole lot more courage when I can allow my physical senses to take control of the direction I am going in and thinking I have control.

I am not unlike most people. I have a downloaded app on my phone to navigate my drives. I rely heavily on this navigation system. I can’t remember what settings I have my system on … shortest route, quickest route … all I know is that I get where I need to be even if it means I am unsure of where I am.

How do you navigate?

I know there are times in life when you feel unsure of the direction your life is taking. You question yourself and others hoping to hear what you most want to hear … “this is the way”. You search through the personal & professional development sections of the bookstore knowing that one of those books is going to help you gain more clarity and purpose of what is next for you. You seek out motivational talks, webinars, blogs knowing that one of these will give you exactly what you need … a clear direction that you can believe in taking.

What I know is that your internal navigation system gives you the answers you seek as long as you allow, through a leap of faith, that the answers are there … within you. A wonderful coach of mine said it so well … there is no question you have that you don’t already have the answer. All the answers needed are within you as long as you are willing to hear the answer in the way that it comes.

How do you tune in?

Let’s help you tune in to your internal navigation system … ground yourself with a clear specific question, let go of the how this answer comes to you, and allow the answer to come in the way it is to come and in the answer that comes. Listen to the answer that comes and allow yourself to believe in that answer. Many times, you have an idea of what you want the answer to be stopping yourself from hearing any other answer.

Like my navigation system on my phone, I give it permission to take me in the direction I want to go without trying to control exactly how I get there. It always gets me there even if I am not sure of the way. Through a leap of faith, my internal navigation system works in the same way … perfectly each time.


Denise Hansard is a former corporate pricing expert turned motivational speaker & life coach with a Masters in counseling who has coached hundreds of women to make 6 figures, find the love of their life and get super healthy. Author of the book Suffering in Comfort, she is an expert in transformation.