Hi, I’m Niky and I want to be a life coach, a front-end developer, a designer, a blogger, a freelance business owner, and about 10 other things. I grew up in New York City, in one of the liveliest, though not the richest neighborhoods of Uptown Manhattan, which was filled with many first generation immigrant families, who came here for an opportunity of the “American Dream”.
Everyone seemed to work long hours in labor intensive jobs just to survive. Parents were always advising us to “go to school and get good grades”, constantly remind us we were lucky: We grew up here! we knew English! We understand the culture! We could work everywhere and anywhere! It’s too late for them. They are “too old and set in their ways”.
I’ve never understood when people say “it’s too late” to be, or do, a particular thing in life. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve fallen prey to that phrase as well, but there’s something inside me, call it my gut feeling, that has in the smallest of voice always told me, that there’s more to life, and it’s never too late to go after your dreams.
So how can I be a good coach? I guess the best way would be to accomplish all of my own dreams. I don’t want to just talk to the talk, I want to walk the walk as well. So grab a bag of popcorn and follow along as I “Hack My Life” to become all the things I mentioned above while dealing with the worst case of impostor syndrome (oh yum!), with a sprinkle of being a good mom, partner, step-mom, cook, time-manager extraordinaire.
TL, DR: I’m a mid-thirty real old unemployed mom who’s ready to kick Impostor Syndromes ass and where I get to help people live their best lives by showing them that 1. It’s never too late to follow your goals. 2. I’ve been there, If I can do it, anyone can.