Once again, it is an honor to be selected for inclusion in an issue of choice magazine in the section, “final say; Sharing Thoughts and Wisdom Toward Better Coaching.” The title of my piece is Show Up; Keep Your Word. To read the full piece click on the magazine cover in this post. Here is an excerpt:
What does it take to shift from impossible to “I’m possible”?
The first step often mentioned for success is to show up. Show up where? And how do we get there? Really there are some steps that must come before this accepted first step, and this is where coaching magic begins. Before anyone can show up anywhere, they must first have the words to describe where they want to go. Words expressed and then put into action.
As entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker Jim Rohn said, “Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.” So, for coaches, showing up and keeping your word is twofold because we are showing up for ourselves making success in our life, and we are supporting other people in knowing how to show up and create their own success. We are keeping our word and we are bringing life to the words of our clients. There is nothing more magical than words and what they make possible. The words are the instrument of creation.
“It has not been for nothing that the word has remained man’s principal toy and tool; without the meanings and values it sustains, all man’s other tools would be worthless.” ~ Lewis Mumford
Published in, and reproduced with permission from, choice, the magazine of professional coaching.
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