Helping people get to the next stage in life is what Lynn Cox has devoted her life to. This southern belle, currently residing in Ohio, is not only a certified life coach but also an entrepreneur, a talk show host, and a wife. Her life empowerment group, “Royal Life Movement,” was created to inspire young men and women to be the rulers of their destiny by chasing their ultimate dreams. Her web series “Lifeline With Lynn” is another medium in which she can help people work toward their goals. Cox says that the key to being a successful individual stems from a person’s hunger for success, positivity, and dedication. Cox says it’s important for everyone to zone in on their passion and do something everyday that will make them better in that area.
Q: Did you know that you wanted to be a life coach and fulfill the dreams you have been living now when you were younger?
A: Actually yes and no. I didn’t know, per say, I wanted to be a life coach. I knew I wanted to do some type of therapy or counseling. I’ve always liked being a very helpful person so I know I wanted to be something in that helping field. I’ve always knew I wanted to do something in television although I did not go that route in college. When I was younger I was like, “I want to be like Oprah.” Or when I was younger there was Ricki Lake and I would think it was so cool. It worked out though.
Q: Growing up, what type of student were you?
A: I was very smart when I was in school. Especially when I was younger. I loved to read. I was a creative writer for about six years or so from 6th to 8th grade. I was in a creative writing program.
Q: Where did you go to college and what did you study?
A: I graduated from Southern Illinois University so I studied psychology there. I transferred to Southern Illinois from Middle Tennessee State University and I started off in pre-pharmacy there but then switched it.
Q: How did you become a life coach?
A: I literally just decided one day. I was doing behavioral therapy and I was working with children with autism. It is a very stressful yet rewarding field but I was getting quickly burnt out. I was there for about six months when I decided I didn’t want to do it anymore. I just said I’m gonna quit. I had been researching institutions that had certifications. I just got online, took the course, passed it.
Q: What has been one of the biggest lessons you’ve learned while chasing your dreams?
A: I think the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that everyone can’t go with you. You may lose some people along the way. They might not see your vision. They may not want to see your vision. They may not want to support you and it’s all part of the growing process. Everyone can’t be your friend. People that you thought would support you won’t and it’s okay. You’ll meet new people along the way and it’s fine. It’s a tough one but it’s fine.
Q: Tell me a little bit about your life coaching career as well as your business ventures.
A: I do life coaching and relationship coaching. I just started to do business coaching. Right now I’m coaching a young lady who wants to start her own business. I want to help her like I helped myself. I started my business on my own so I wanted to share my insight on starting a new business. I am also looking to open up a film and photography studio to where people will be able to rent out the space. It will also be like an event space and people will be able to rent it out for showcases and art exhibits. I literally came up with the idea not too long ago. Hopefully I will be able to use the space for my own radio and television production.
Q: That is such a great idea! Can you tell me about you becoming a talk show host? I knew you said when you were younger you wanted to be on TV but how did you make that dream a reality?
A: I am a Google feen. Every morning I wake up and think okay what do I want to do today? I’m not where I want to be so what can I get better at today? So I googled on like auditionsfree.com and the director was looking for a co-host for a lifestyle talk show. I sent my information in and she replied instantly. It was awesome. That’s why I encourage people if you have something you really want to do, I don’t care how unprepared you think you are, do it anyway! You never know.
Q: Wow! So it looks to me that you are self-taught when it comes to media. Is that true?
A: oh yes! I bought podcast equipment for my radio show and was like let me learn. I taught myself Photoshop. I created my own logo and am helping the lady I am coaching to create a logo. This way I don’t have to pay someone to do it.
Q: What words of encouragement do you think of when things aren’t going your way?
A: That now is not forever. Whatever you are going through now, you should have a positive outlook that it’ll get better regardless of the current situation. You have to keep a positive outlook. Once you look back on this you are going to be so grateful for what you are going through.
Q: How do you stay positive when people around you are negative towards your dreams and aspirations?
A: It’s hard, but I just have ignored them. Again they might not understand your vision or see what you are trying to accomplish so, therefore, why would you even try to make them understand? If you have it in your head to do something, don’t worry about what people say.
By Alexis Alfred
Edited by Victoria Krute
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