S:1299 Distinction: Tired vs. Drained

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) A fundamental part of being coached is to take care of yourself. Good care of yourself. The idea is that it’s hard to be available for others when your vessel is depleted. Yes, there are people who…Continue Reading →

S:1298 Quote: Virtuousness

(Quotes are capsules of information, reinforcement or enlightenment.) “Virtuousness is achieved by being virtuous, not by talking about how virtuous one is.” Aristotle Coaching Point: What does it mean to be virtuous? Honest? Maybe. Moral? Also maybe. Ethical? Again, maybe. All these fit a dictionary’s definition of virtuous. With virtue – as with other core…Continue Reading →

S:1297 Great Question: Know?

(Great questions lead to great answers; weak questions, weak ones.) “What do I think I know?” Coaching Point: Don’t let what you think you know get in the way of discovering what you don’t know. In my experience only strong, grounded people can look this challenging question in the eye. Others run from it. Because…Continue Reading →

S:1296 Distinction: Off Balance vs. Unbalanced

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.) This Distinction could seem a little muddy in meaning. It is subtle and you may even substitute different language to describe the underlying message. When you are off balance you know it, you feel it, and you…Continue Reading →