There’s always a war going on between our weaknesses and strengths. If you’re a business owner, there’s also a war between working IN your business and working ON your business.
Two years ago I was searching for more fulfillment at work. I had been in sales and marketing for 13 years, and though the company was successful, something was missing. I felt if I kept doing the same thing for much longer, I would look back with regret.
We’ve all been there. You sit down to work on a project and your mind is thinking about a number of other things. It may be upcoming meetings, a difficult discussion you just had, or what you’ll be doing this weekend.
Before I knew what coaching was, this is what I thought coaching was: you paid a coach to tell you how great you were and how everything would work out, if you just believed in yourself.
It used to be that sports coaches were the only kind of coaches around, but a new kind of coach is permeating life and work. Professional coaching is on the rise today. But that’s doesn’t mean people understand what coaching is all about.
Plato said, “An unexamined life is not worth living.” It takes courage to examine oneself, but it’s better than the alternative!
Sometimes everyone needs a little help. Doing anything great requires more than your current reserves. To conquer a harrowing habit, to master a new skill, to break through in any important way requires more than you presently have.