Someone asked me how I work with people last week.
What I said was that the first level of work with someone is often simply to calm them down enough to see the world differently.
Of course, this is work that you can do without a coach.
Meditation, yoga, tai chi, centering. There are many practices that serve to calm the nervous system. To move you from the fight or flight of the sympathetic nervous system to a more productive, calm, centered place.
We often don’t recognize our role in creating the world. But when we are calm enough, a new world emerges. New priorities emerge. Meaning and purpose become real possibilities, rather than things we simply don’t have time to consider.
When we are driven, we think that we are changing things when we are actually just creating more of the same. More hours, more revenue, more profits.
When we quiet down, we become aware of different possibilities, and perhaps a deeper calling.
Sometimes it helps if you a calm, centered, present partner to hold that space.
Let me know if I can do that for you.
And then the deeper work, of creating that new possibility, can begin.