Family is the key driving force for a lot of us. For Antoinette Biehlmeier, her family is her greatest inspiration – helping her to focus, overcome challenges, and to help others do the same. A woman who values giving people a chance to live their best lives, and values being able to live her best life, with her family and loved ones.
This is her story.
Tell Us About Yourself And Your Career. What Led You In This Direction?
My career has been interesting! I changed university subjects twice, and then ended up working for Deutsche Bank as a deputy branch manager until my family and I moved to Hong Kong. There, my son got sick, and it wasn’t allopathic medicine but a homeopath who found the solution. From then onwards it was clear to me that I would learn and train in holistic therapies. It was also the starting point of an interesting journey of self-discovery, and an important change in the way I see life.
My Inner Critic Is My Biggest Challenge
My inner critic is my biggest challenge – not only as a professional, but in general. This voice can of course also be a motivator – but more often than not it is very sneaky, making me feel I haven’t done enough, or could have done better. I then often use Byron Katie’s questions to inquire on that judge.
Focusing has helped me a great deal to be more compassionate with myself. Most important is to realize that this voice has a reason to be there, and it is essential to understand its motives.
I Love Seeing Clients Overcome Their Challenges
My greatest joy is to see my clients develop courage, and trust in their abilities and qualities to move through their difficulties to live a better life. I enjoy the process of holding space for them to delve deep into their inner landscape, and gain a better understanding of who they are and what their purpose is in life. I love seeing clients overcome their challenges, be it health-related, or a mental or emotional block. And I enjoy having the flexibility of working with different modalities to help them achieve that.
Knowing The Importance Of Spending Time With Family
The other day, I was reflecting on the last six years of my professional life, and how much stress I had as I tried making time for business and my kids when they were here on school holidays. I often felt guilty about not having enough time for them; and if I took the time, I felt guilty about not working more in the office.
It was a big revelation to realize that I would be exactly where I am now in my professional career if during those school holidays I would have let work be work and instead gave my full attention to my children. My relationship with them, on the other hand, would have become richer for sure.
Of course, I knew about the importance of spending more quality time with family, but only when I put it into perspective with my achievements at work over all these years did it become such an eye opener.
There Are So Many Capable People Able To Help
I would look for help and cooperation straight away, and not waste time trying to do everything myself. There are so many capable people out there able to help; it isn’t worth wasting one’s energy on things one doesn’t enjoy doing. I don’t like doing admin at all for example; thanks to a friend of mine, I got to know about Gina’s wonderful service to find me a virtual assistant - and it works out great!
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Edited by Michelle Sarthou
Image credit: Antoinette Biehlmeier
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