While working on this coaching process series, it occurred to me, I like the idea of “self discovery” verses “self improvement.” I’ve spent years addicted to self-help and self-improvement books. Coaching changes all that for me. Coaching asks “What’s strong?” not “What’s wrong?” There’s certainly times when the “what’s wrong” question is important. Especially if… Continue reading Discovery vs improvement
Back when I was an ignorant young hippy, soliloquizing over my John Denver cassettes, I often pondered the “finding myself” topic. It was an evasive and enigmatic topic. There was something there but what I didn’t know. It was also at war with the pragmatic and git-er-done side of me. Over the years, the pragmatic… Continue reading Know thyself
Okay, you now know what you want. You’re ready to move through the coaching process and have everything figured out within a month. Clarity has arrived! You will be flinging open your shutters, emerging from the dark winter to feel the rays of springtime sunshine beaming down on your face. Singing birds will flutter about… Continue reading What do you REALLY want?
What do you want? This is the foundational question from which the coaching process is launched. It looks beguilingly simple at face value. Well, DUH. I want a new job. I want to lose weight. I want to be happy. I want, I want… You wanted this stuff last year. And the year – or… Continue reading What do you want?
The camera guy had the film rolling. The newscaster place the microphone underneath my nose and waited for my reply. The adrenaline rush was intoxicating. It was my moment on the big screen. Well, the local TV station anyway. “I will quit fighting with my brother!” There. I said it. “And back to you in… Continue reading Resolve to make this resolution
48 Days to the Work You Love NEW! Understand and organize your skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions. This course explores a step-by-step process for creating a Life Plan and translating it into meaningful, satisfying daily work. During this course, students will develop a personal mission statement and a life plan with… Continue reading Upcoming 48 Days Workshop
A friend of mine asked me awhile back – “When is it time to pitch stuff?” I’ve thought a lot about this question. It’s a highly personal and emotional question so I don’t take this lightly – especially since my friend is in his 8th decade. And it’s not a question I’m going to presume… Continue reading When is it time to pitch?