This episode features a coaching demo around weight-loss and fitness during lockdown that I did during a recent masterclass, “The Language of Insight & Transformational Change”. I start by talking about the six ‘languages of transformation’ before diving into one of them, the language of connection.
You’ll hear me coaching my client, Angela on her topic, weight-loss and staying fit and healthy while working on her online business. And as I work with her, you’ll hear me demonstrating the language of connection to ‘get her world’ and find my way into a deeper connection with her. Angela’s one of the people on my current Thriving Coaches Blueprint programme, so she’s already had some breakthroughs in her coaching practice. So she decided to be particularly brave and dive into a topic that she’s never discussed publicly before.
So here’s the episode…
PS So a few days after we recorded this coaching demo, Angela sent me a Facebook message. Here’s what she said:
My Experience Of The Coaching was that it felt easy and simple and the realisation re ‘do what you love’ was bloody obvious doh! But I heard and felt it deeply…as if I was listening underwater. TBC…
Other realisations I’ve had since are:
1) SELF CARE listen to my body, ie. listen to wisdom about my body… If I need rest, rest. If I want to go out with the dogs do that. Feeling tired isn’t telling me about anything other than feeling tired.
2) it’s OK to feel under par and still do stuff and be OK with that eg keep commitments then rest afterwards.
3) BREATHING: I’ve noticed I’ve started to breathe diaphragmatically, Which creates more room in your lungs and the long out-breath tightens the core!
4)overall I feel an underlying deep sense of love, peace and well being… I’m reminded of this by Louis de Bernieres…
“Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what
is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”
I know this is usually quoted about romantic love, but to me, I’m just seeing more and more deeply that to Love Life means to love and care for mySelf as well as others.
**re Louis de Bernieres… The similarity is with being in love with the principles, or the idea of them, now the ‘Whoop whoop’ has settled down and what I’m left with IS love.
And a more tangible difference… After 2 days of rest at home with my lovely other-half, open fires, and food that I enjoy, I had the energy to go to my paddock where I trained/played/ran around with the pup. It was easy and fun.
The way it seems to me is it’s like a balloon has been popped… And all the air inside has been released into the world. The air is now light and free to move wherever the breeze takes it. And the balloon no longer exists.
As you can imagine, that was a beautiful message to read. And if you want to increase your ability to have this sort of impact with people, it’s one of the things we’ll be exploring on The Language of Transformation, a six-week course I’m kicking off in December. We’ll be diving into all six of the languages of transformation, all in the service of creating greater engagement, connection and impact. And it starts with the 2-day Conversational Transformation Bootcamp on 12 and 13 December, followed by six weeks of learning modules and group-coaching – we’ll be focusing in on one of the six languages of transformation each week. And you can save £300 and get a bonus package worth over £1400 when you book your place before midnight on Monday, November 30th. Just go to www.JamieSmart.com/language to register now and save £300, that’s www.JamieSmart.com/language.