I’m Curt Gorlick and I have been coaching for more than a decade. I work with people to get to the root of what’s keeping them stuck in their personal lives and current relationships that are not going so well. Through my coaching and public speaking I provide success tools and resources to help people gain a new mindset and perspective on their lives and themselves. With my help, people can live a happy and more fulfilled life and have deeper relationships with others than they have ever experienced.
How I Became The Life Choice Strategist
In 1999 I was at my lowest point. I was angry because of who I had become. I realized it was my fault, yet I felt powerless to fix it. I had over-compromised myself for years. I’d become very adept at just sweeping problems out of view instead of dealing with them, just like the proverbial elephant in the room.
I was living a lie.
I pretended to be happy so nobody would know how miserable I was, but on the inside I was a mess. This was a time of personal agony that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I was upset, disappointed and angry. Many sleepless nights kept my head spinning, thinking about my life and desperate to know why this was happening to me.
What I felt on the inside didn’t affect just me. I just couldn’t handle life. My marriage was failing just as my parents’ health drastically went downhill. During my personal agony, I had to take on the role of being my parents-parent. I took over the family business because my father couldn’t manage it anymore. I had very little support from others. It all fell to me. With my life controlled by circumstances, things kept spiraling downward.
The Turning Point
In 2001 something happened that turned my whole life around.
I was 49 years old and had been married for 23 years. My wife and I were seeing a counselor we thought could rekindle our dying relationship. I remember saying to my wife, “If we can’t make it with this person then we should end our marriage.”
We kept working with him, but as time passed not much changed. Then out of the blue I blurted, “I want a divorce!”
What had I done? I couldn’t believe I’d said it. I had no idea what was in store for me next. I only knew that I was 49 years old, miserable, angry, and stressed, and that I did not want to spend the rest of my life living the way I was feeling right then.
Since then, with the help of many mentors, professionals, books and CD’s, I took responsibility for my own happiness. I now live the life I love.
What made the difference?
The Power of Right Choices
Back on that crucial day I made a choice. I chose to not continue living life based on circumstances. I committed myself to living based on my own choices and decisions. This made such a dramatic difference in my life that I made the commitment to spend the rest of my professional life helping other people learn how to make the right choices to improve their lives and relationships.
Life is all about the choices, but we need a solid strategy behind the choices we make. That’s why I became The Life Choice Strategist.