December 17th, 2007

Crossing the Line

In many ways my training has jaded me – well, all of us, though each in our own way. By jaded, I mean we can’t understand how some things are not in the consciousness of someone else.

Can you imagine someone not knowing the times table? Lots of people can’t imagine someone not knowing how to change a tire or boil an egg; we’re all guilty of being jaded.

In my case coaching has made so many notions second nature to me that they are like the times table. But sometimes even now I have to think twice about 7x9. And I realize that they’re not inherent, that I’ve been trained and continue to be trained. So from time to time I will cross the line here and write about coaching.

Last night was the next to last session of my current The Success Principles teleseminar. This is an extraordinary introduction to coaching. All coaches (do or should) give you a free introductory session. I give a free 6-session teleseminar, based on Jack Canfield’s book. Next one starts January 7 th; you can sign up on the other side of this site.

Last night we were speaking about asking for what you want or need. We went ‘over the lines,’ speaking about both negotiating and dealing with getting complete with people in your life.

These are really deep topics and I’ll come back to them. The main issues are why do we stop ourselves? Do we ever look at the possible cost versus the possible benefit? And most of us do not know that there’s a huge difference between being complete and being over. ‘nuff said for now.

Useful Quotes


Done is better than perfect.
Scott Allen

I am only one,
But still I am one.
I cannot do everything,
But still I can do something.
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do
The something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly,
but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway.
Mary Kay Ash

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
Mae West

Creative Corner

The Green Life
Michael Lipp

I’ve been thinking about this
Too much
My warped mind takes too much
I’m green with either envy
or jealousy
And sick from the apples
(green, of course)
I’ve eaten
I’ve become too jaded
I need to go
To emerald city,
What a pity
Oh, yes, for sure,
I am committed
To living a life
That’s green

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