Earlier this week, I saw a post on Facebook from one of my clients, Juanita Jay Johnson (a coach, copywriter and content creator). I met Jay a few months ago at the Business Startup Show when she came and listened to a 45 minute talk I gave. It was a busy, noisy environment, but Jay heard something. I mean really heard something. It's a story of the instant awakening that's there for every person, including you, and all the people who matter to you. When I read her post on Facebook, I knew I had to share it with you.
(Photo courtesy of Steve Rhodes)
“Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment. . . .
Humanity is in ‘final exam’ as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in Universe.”
– Buckminster Fuller
Many of the biggest problems we face in our lives, and in society as a whole are the result of belief systems; habitual patterns of thought that often diverge wildly from reality, and can be profoundly limiting. In this article we’re going to explore the distinction between belief systems (BS) and facts. You’re also going to discover why aligning yourself with fact can be a massive leverage point for creating results.
“A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true,
for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.”
In this article, we’re going to be exploring the first of the 3 transformations you have to go through to become a professional coach: Your personal transformation.
Grounding: Your personal transformation
I love having conversations with professional coaches and change-workers. One of the first questions I often ask them is “What first sparked your interest in becoming a coach?”
“Thought is constantly creating problems that way and then trying to solve them. But as it tries to solve them it makes it worse because it doesn’t notice that it's creating them, and the more it thinks, the more problems it creates.”
– David Bohm, Physicist
Earlier this year, I gave a one-day coaching masterclass in Oslo for six clients. The structure was simple: one by one, each of the clients came to the front of the room and had a 1:1 coaching session with me while the other clients watched and listened. Part of the fun and power of working in this way is that everyone gets to see how the creative power of Mind shows up for each of us when there’s nothing else getting in the way. And what gets in the way? A misunderstanding of the thought-feeling connection. In this article, I’m going to shine a light on the 100% nature of that connection using a metaphor that showed up during the Oslo masterclass: Please let me set the scene, and introduce the cop and the con-man…
bother, but it cannot hurt you. You have only to keep still, and it will die of itself.”
This week saw cricketing legend Andrew Strauss resign as England captain and retire from professional cricket, citing poor performance on the field as the reason. Yet behind his poor form were reports of increasing pressure, both on and off the field. And if pressure was the “cause” of his poor form, where was it coming from and how could he have dealt with it? Perhaps most importantly, what lessons can we all learn from his experience, whether we're under pressure at work, at home or on the playing field?
Lots of people are looking for leverage – the ability to amplify the results of your efforts. But what’s the ultimate leverage point? In this brief video, you’re going to discover “the ultimate leverage question”. Your answer to this question will reveal the “edge” of your model of reality. Then you’re going to go beyond the edge, as you discover the ultimate leverage point for creating change in your life.