In 1875, Harvard and Yale played one of the first American rules football games. At that time, Yale hired a coach. Harvard did not. Over the next three decades, Harvard only won four times.
What happened next?
Harvard hired a coach.
Over time, coaching became the way sports works––to the point of assigning the value of a coach at upwards of 6 million dollars today.
If the value of having a coach increases the potential of sports teams, does that value of increasing potential transfer into other fields?
When asked how he carved his infamous statue of David, Michelangelo replied, “I just chipped away what wasn’t David.”
In the business of personal coaching, group coaching, and culture audits, our goal is similar: to help individuals and groups chip away what gets in the way of inherent possibility.
“There was time before you felt (insert limiting belief here),” I tell clients. “The
You from that time is still inside.”
Then we proceed with the process of chipping marble–of chipping thinking, feeling, and doing.
Because I coach virtually from home, I hang a sign outside my office door to inform my family what time I’ll be out of a call. If it’s an emergency, they know to come in.
Recently, during a debrief with a new client, about 40 minutes into the call my son had an emergency.
For three years I’ve been floating.
There are multiple health benefits, but what it gives me personally is solitude and challenge to be still.
Many of us don’t know what it means to be still – physically or mentally. We’re so engaged in thought and racing around with activity that we never have space for actual peace.
“We’re going to do what’s best for kids.” This cliché is often heard in education.
I began asking myself, “How do we know what’s best for kids?” How do I even know as a parent what’s best for my
own kids? So when it struck me, I decided to add my voice to the whats-best-for-kids-bandwagon:
What’s best for kids is conscious adults.