Elevate Series: Why Having a Breakdown is a Good Thing

As you probably know, I’ve started working with a new life coach this year, Molly Mahar from Stratejoy.

Why does a life coach like me need a life coach? Well, you wouldn’t trust a doctor who doesn’t believe in seeing a doctor, would you?

It’s the same for me and my profession. I value coaching, and I’ve seen the positive impact it has on my life and the lives of my clients. In fact, every coach I’ve had has also had her own coach.

I’m a member of Molly’s Elevate Mastermind, and me and the other 12 ladies are supporting each other as we go through some major transitions in 2014.

Molly has asked us to share our personal stories on her blog this year, and my first post is up today!

Click here to read Why Having a Breakdown is a Good Thing.

These Elevate blog posts are flinging me out of my comfort zone and dumping me face-first into the “Land of Keepin’ It Real.”

One of my big transitions this year is paying off some hefty debts, and that means looking for a day job. *faints*

This is a really big deal for me because just 2 years ago I quit a high-paying corporate job to start my own life coaching business. One of my other transitions this year is to write in a more honest and authentic way, and that means sharing my struggles.
[Tweet “Getting real can be embarrassing, humbling, and scary. But it’s worth it.”]

There’s so much hype out there that claims you can quit your job, start an online business, and instantly be making millions of dollars. That hasn’t been the case for me, although I am doing better than some of my friends who burned out and closed their businesses.

I really hope you check out my first Elevate post today and get a peek behind the scenes of my life and business.

And watch for my website rebranding coming later in March. I’ve got a new vision for my coaching business, and it’s a lot more truthful, real, and “me.”

As always, thank you for your comments, emails, and support. Your faith in me and what I’m trying to provide to the world means more than I can express.

I want to know what you think! Leave a comment below about what you want to learn about me, how I run my business, or anything else.

Click here to read my Elevate blog post on Stratejoy.


  1. Marie-France on February 26, 2014 at 5:28 am

    Sage, you truly are an inspiration to me! I love your honesty and authenticity. I can’t wait to work with you again! 🙂

    • Sage Grayson on February 26, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks so much, Marie-France! I’d love to work with you again too. 🙂

  2. Shybiker on February 24, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    You are so innately constructive in the way you think and act. I admire that. And learn from it.

    • Sage Grayson on February 26, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks, Ally! I’m learning a lot about myself this year, especially with trying new things and ways of acting to reach the goals I have for myself. Kind of humbling, but good too.

  3. Sarah @ Long Island Nerd on February 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    I enjoy when you share your personal stories here. It is incredibly brave of you and your stories, struggles and insights are always so helpful for us to read and learn from. I know that I personally feel more connected to someone that has experienced struggles like I have and hearing about how you’ve come through the other side with wisdom and grace is always so inspiring. I know the decision to get a day job was a difficult one for you to make and I appreciate you sharing that with us. Your Elevate post is honest and powerful and having severe anxiety of my own it was really useful for me to see that you can turn it into a positive. Thank you as always for your amazing advice and honesty.

    • Sage Grayson on February 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      Aw, thank you Sarah! I’m really going to be stretching myself this year and sharing very personal stories about how I’m cleaning up my life. Getting a day job is just one of the many changes I’ll be making…but it will all be worth it. 🙂