S:0167 Top 10 List: Top 10 Definitions About Coaching (plus 2!)

The following is from the International Coach Federation: 1. Coaches subscribe to common philosophies, and pursue common objectives. 2. Coaching helps individuals and organizations to develop more rapidly and produce more satisfying results. 3. Coaching focuses on the goals the client chooses. 4. Coaching is tailored to the individual needs of the client. 5. Coaching…Continue Reading →

S:0166 Distinction: Spending Time Alone vs. Isolation

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Isolation is withdrawn, closed off and disconnected. It is feeling that you are alone in the universe. Most people have felt this way at some time in their life. Researchers tell us that the holidays are…Continue Reading →

S:0165 Distinction: Emotional Safety vs. Emotional Security

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   In a world (re)defined by popular literature and trendy explanations of male/female “differences” it’s easy to assume that focusing on the things that are different will lead to a greater understanding. Perhaps. But when the topic…Continue Reading →

S:0164 Quote: Learning

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.)   “If I meet a 100-year-old man and I have something to teach him, I will teach; If I meet an 8-year-old boy and he has something to teach me, I will learn.” Chao-chou   Coaching Point: Who are you teaching and from whom are you learning?…Continue Reading →

S:0163 Distinction: Evolve vs. Revolve

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Have you ever felt that you were cleaning up the same mess or handling the same problem you’ve handled before? Sure, nearly everybody has. That is one of the indications of revolving — the same stuff…Continue Reading →

S:0162 Distinction: Intention vs. Attachment

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   This is a subtle but powerful distinction. The fine line between intention and attachment may take you years to master, but it’s worth it. Attachment shows up when you require something to be a certain way…Continue Reading →

S:0161 Distinction: Elevate vs. Carry

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   When you elevate someone — or, more correctly, assist them to elevate themselves — you are supporting them to live their life at a higher level of awareness, understanding and behavior. A person who is elevated…Continue Reading →

S:0160 Principle: 50 Professions

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   None of us can know all we need to know to have the life we want — it’s too complicated today and there’s not enough time to learn it all. To have the life you want create a…Continue Reading →

S:0159 Distinction: Customer Flow vs. Customer Base

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   It is traditional language to speak of having a base of customers. This implies that you somehow “own” or “possess” customers. Therefore a base of customers, like any other asset, is to be protected or defended.…Continue Reading →

S:0158 Top 10 List: Top 10 Reasons People Don’t Live Their Dreams

1. They don’t believe they can live their dreams. 2. They aren’t clear about what would fulfill them. 3. They don’t think they have a dream. 4. They don’t believe they can make enough money living their dream.’ 5. They’re lazy. 6. They think they don’t have the time to think about or start living…Continue Reading →

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