Ah, Craigslist. You help me make some moolah. You amuse me. And at times, deliver a lesson. Today’s lesson came with this heading: Avoid this guy!! The ad was a lengthy rant. I read it just in case I cross paths with the scofflaw who evidently, did some shoddy mechanic work on his classic car… Continue reading Avoid this guy!!
A nice van and an inexpensive price. Since I prowl Craigslist frequently, this caught my eye. Then I saw why the nice van was only $750. “Transmission is stuck in 2nd gear.” Well, that explains that. I know by experience that this van is toast. Unless of course, you’re happy with a rig that can… Continue reading Is your transmission stuck?
You’ve decided what you want. Great! The next question in the coaching process is this – What are you doing now to get what you want? Describe your current behavior. This question often brings a few chuckles. And the reply, ‘Uh, nothing.” Bravo and standing o’s! I’m not being facetious. Being aware of doing nothing… Continue reading What are you doing now?
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?