I was looking through my folder of coaching stuff that I have collected over the years. It was all contained in a folder that had 50 clear A4 sized pockets, and it was crammed with information.
There was information about NLP, about the ‘right’ questions to ask a client, about how to frame questions and so much more. Although I qualified as an NLP Practitioner, I don’t use NLP as it never feels right to me. That is my personal opinion and not a judgement on the subject.
Looking through my folder I began to think about when I had last looked at the information contained in it. I came to the conclusion that it must have been about five years ago, and then I remembered that when I had looked through the folder before a coaching session with one of my clients, I had closed it again because nothing had jumped out at me that was useful to me or the client.
It came to me that I had been indulging myself in flat earth thinking. In the distant past people thought the earth was flat. They designed huge anchors for the ships so they wouldn’t fall off the edge. They didn’t sail too far away from land in case they fell off the edge. They built tall lookout posts on top of the masts so someone could make sure they didn’t reach the edge of the earth and fall off. It is said that Christopher Columbus nearly had a mutiny on board his ship as he refused to stop sailing further and further away from land, and his crew thought they would all fall off the end of the earth. He didn’t of course.
I had been guilty of flat earth thinking. I thought I needed all the bumph and information I had collected over the past decade to be a good coach. I thought if I got rid of it then I would lose all my abilities. Of course, I don’t need it all. I have all I need within myself. I am enough. I love the work I do and my clients get great results. So why hang on to it all? No reason at all.
It is all gone. Every bit of it.
So I am back in the driving seat of my life. And if you would like to get back in the driving seat of your life, get clarity about your current situation, about what really matters in life, the choices you want to make and who you really are. Get in touch with me and we can get a date in the diary for an initial chat.
This is what one of my clients commented after working with me a few years ago:
“The ride has been awesome…the support you gave me while I was driving at the wheel of my life and you were sitting in the passenger seat guiding, encouraging, and supporting me was fantastic and I so appreciate that.” – SR, USA
Are you ready to make changes? Working with me and learning to live life from the inside out will bring you more freedom, more fun and less stress.
You will discover how your mind only works one way – from the inside out. Your life will be more productive, enjoyable and fulfilling.
So get in touch with me today.