Sunday, July 17, 2005

Trusting the Solution Before Our Eyes

I don't know about you, but I've certainly noticed a pattern for me that involves gravitating to the "hard work". If I am creating something for a new service offering, I feel the need to start from the ground up. If it's personal change I'm facing, I often think I need to identify a profound strategy to adopt, followed by an intensive period of incorporating the change in incremental steps. Through my own coaching I've learned that sometimes the solution is very simple and may be right in front of my eyes. It may even be something that I can adopt literally overnight. Learning to trust serendipity more can save me an inordinate amount of time and effort and I have a growing realization that my intuition rarely leads me astray. When I am coaching my clients and they are feeling a loss as to what the solution to the problem is, it is rare that they genuinely need me to help them to develop a solution. Typically they already know the answer and simply need to give themselves permission to adopt the simple approach. Or they simply need a partner with them to help them clear away the distractions from what they already know to be true. So... relative to what you are currently wrestling with...what is the solution staring back at you??

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Landing My Thoughts

I've watched with interest as the blogging phenomenon has spread. As I've witnessed more coaches adopting the use of Blogs I've questioned the relevance for me and my business. Insight eventually dawned. A blog is a "landing pad" for my thoughts that helps me set my ideas in flight. I tend to walk around with a world of ideas inside my head...connections that I see for others, articles I'd love to share... themes that several clients are grappling with at the same time. This blog is a space for me to land these thoughts so that they can take form. It's an interim step between creating more formal articles, developing specific coaching and consulting programs or making additions to my website. It is also potentially a place for interactivity, since inclusion is a big piece of what I'm all about. We'll see how it evolves.

For now, I'm intrigued with where having this landing pad will take me.