March 31, 2008
Coaching 2 Point Oh Oh
You know, I’ve been writing about Coaching 2.0 for a while now. As I’ve told you, the feedback from my clients has been unvaryingly great. The problem is that talking about it isn’t it.
So I’ve been wondering how I can give you a taste of it, give you some way of discovering it so you can make use of it in your life, make use of it in your business or, if you’re a coach, make use of it in your practice.
Then I thought – Maybe I can do a teleseminar and really show people how exciting it can be. Except that would have you hear me talking about it instead of reading about it. Big deal. But then I got this idea.
I’ve been on teleseminars where they sometimes let one person from the audience interact with the leader. Or they one person act as moderator and interact with the leader. Well, that’s better, but it’s still not what Coaching 2.0 is, because the flavor is still missing, the dynamism is not there.
Well, I’ve given myself a small research project and I’ll tell you about it on April 1, hoping I’m not a fool, because here’s what I’m going to do.
I’m going to schedule a teleseminar in a few weeks. And I am committing to be able to demonstrate Coaching 2.0 in a way that you will absolutely get it. Call it a bold experiment.
And it’s only one. This is the end of this newsletter as you know it. I’m changing the structure and content. My poetry will stay in my poetry blog. My longish essays will stay in one of my longish essays blogs. I’ll be talking about my life – a little. I’ll be giving short coaching tips and anecdotes--- the links will make it easy to go back and forth --- I’ll still be giving you quotes.. It will be irresistible – and shorter. And I’m combining this with New Futures. Because these are new futures for us.
There is no path. You make the path when you walk.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
The time has come: the walrus said
To talk of many things
Of seas and ships and ceiling wax
And cabbages and kings
And why the sea is boiling hot
And whether pigs have wings
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
We cannot change anything unless we accept it.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.
If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles,
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week; for perhaps the parts of my brain now atrophied would have thus been kept active through use. The loss of these tastes is a loss of happiness and may possibly be injurious to the intellect and more probably to the moral character, by enfeebling the emotional part of our nature.
We bind ourselves to our lives -
rough cords of cars and patterns,
iron bars of hours,
sinews of repetitions and rites,
puppets on the strings
Too small to notice,
Too big to neatly wrap
Or wrap at all
When I study
And I do study
When I see the world, I miss the mouse
And when I see mosquitoes,
The elephant is in the room