Coaching in 2019

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Going Round in Circles

Last week, at the side of a very frosty Kinghorn Loch three individuals who had been asked to walk the circles they had being going round in discovered their solutions.
  • For the first the solution was slowing down.
  • For the second it was changing direction.
  • Having watched the others walk their circles the third obtained a different perspective that meant they chose in that moment not to walk the circle anymore.
That’s why this unconventional process works - it enables us to access a different perspective. If what we’re doing is working, if we’re achieving our goals, if we’re a magnet for success then we can keep doing what we’re doing. If however, we’re feeling stuck and frustrated. If access to any ideas, never mind creative ones elude us, then that alternate perspective is just what we do need. A perspective that allows us to see the solutions rather than just more of the problem. There’s plenty of ways of getting that different perspective. Using this process for over 20 years what I’ve noticed though, is the longer we’ve searched and not found the solution the more invested we are in the problem. That’s when getting out of our head and its logic, and metaphorically exploring the situation becomes the catalyst for the change we desire. Why not try it for yourself.

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Commit to the Whole Path

“You have to walk the whole path to get to any destination - even if that particular destination ends up only being a stopping point, a milestone, on the way to another destination. Continually walking half a path, and then changing our mind drains our energy and passion for life.”

Using nature as our coach and nature’s landscapes as metaphors for our lives enables us to see patterns of behaviour more easily. For example, a business leader demonstrating their pattern of going round in circles whilst we took a walk in a local wood recognised that they did know where they wanted to go to. They also realised that only ever travelling half a path kept them circling, like an airplane, in a holding pattern. Neither leaving nor arriving, and yet on constant alert. The remedy for this leader was committing to walking a whole path, and only assessing “what next?” when they got to their first milestone. What path can you commit to take this week?

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Random Acts of Kindness

It's Random Acts of Kindness day today and I was wondering how we could give it a Landscaping Your Life feel:

  • Plant a tree
  • Water your plants
  • Collect rubbish
  • Visit your favourite landscape 
  • Grow vegetables
  • Smile

Whatever you decide to do - EnJoy.

More ideas here as shared by the