I have read all the One minute books... I saw that the One Minute Manager touched on my Achilles' Heel...
Each of these One minute books teaches some
attitude, or a thing to do, that makes you and the people you work with happier, more productive, etc.
Occam's razor says: everything should be as simple as it can be but not simpler.
Pop psychology is simplistic. You find yourself nodding vigorously as you read it. But when it comes to doing it... oops. You cannot do it.
The One Minute manager's job is to catch people doing the right things.
Most people cannot. Most people keep their eyes on what you do wrong, what they do wrong... what needs to be fixed. But most importantly they cannot see what is.
Continue reading "What is real? What is made up? How can you tell?"
Being a coach is easy if you have no idea what they are doing, because you have never done it.
You just do what everyone else does, and hope for the best.
A "normal" coach only knows what they learned.
Tree of Knowledge. Not worthless, but not authentic.
Most coaches have a mixed bag: they did some things, and learned others.
And a master coach is someone who not only has done it, but has done it successfully... and has produced success.
Continue reading "Coaching that gets results vs. coaching that sounds so transformational!"
One of my favorite movies is a Coen brothers movie, True Grit
It comes up for me 4-5 times a year, to ponder who had the true grit... the little girl or the big drunkard marshal?
VIDEO Which, as it turns out, isn't the right question.
Continue reading "Your soul correction in your favorite movies, the ones that come up in your memory again and again"
This article is about the inner workings of a human... that if you get it wrong, the price you pay for the error is your life.
Is a human like a assembled faucet? When it drips you have to replace the whole thing?
I energize my water in a 5 gallon (20 liter) plastic containers with a spigot.
The spigot is replaceable, but I am not strong enough to unscrew it. I have the replacement spigot... I bought it a year ago, but is still sitting on my kitchen counter. I still need to be mindful that the old spigot, which is just another word for water tap... still drips.
Continue reading "How true is your truth? Do your teachers have theory induced blindness… the world is still flat where human behavior is concerned?"
Make your plane go where you want it to go...
This is probably the most shocking sentence in the whole 67 step program.
I literally don't know anyone who lives that way.
People try to succeed, try a diet, try this and try that... while their plane crashes in every area.
So what is the difference between who are like that, who are on their way to become that kind of person, and others who never ever land their plane on the landing strip?
Continue reading "Make your plane go where you want it to go…"
Everything you ever wanted is available to you, if...
... if you are willing to look and see what is so about you and your life.
The truth. Naked. Ugly. Often shameful.
Here is a correspondence I had with a client today:
She said: "I'm interested in changing my
context since it's part of what keeps me stuck."
"... answering the questions: what am I doing? Why am I doing it?
Unless you have done the work of identifying what you have been doing, and why you have been doing it, no way you can shift the context. You cannot catch what you can't see. And you cannot change what you can't catch."
Continue reading "Everything you ever wanted is available to you, if…"
For decades one of my sore spots was that people refused to serve me, even though I paid them.
I remember saying to myself: my money is not good enough for you? and wept.
I had no idea how I "accomplished" that... in 20/20 hindsight it is still a little spotty.
What wasn't clear to me, never even occurred to me, how my attitude effected the service provider. My "To what degree you think of yourself:" starting point measure was, at the time, 70%. From my behavior I would have guessed it was higher.
Mainly I overrode what they said. I argued, I knew better, I acted with contempt...
What I didn't know then is that being a service provider needs to be a win, or no service.
A customer who is not happy is a drag on an provider, and not worth the little (or even a lot of) money they pay.
I was that kind of customer...
Continue reading "Should you become a client? Would I even accept you as a client?"
If you haven't read the articles, here are the links: your success score article and the modeling article from earlier today
I watched the 1995 movie Babe again this afternoon. I wept... again. I was deeply moved. By what, you ask?
Question: did you watch this movie? Did you stop to learn something?
Continue reading "Followup on the “how to model yourself after successful people” articles"
And the picture of putting all those starting point measurements also tells me how humanity as a whole is doing.
Pitiful. But why?
Most people think that what they do when they are at their best, when they go to church in their best church-going outfit, is who they are.
Or the all smiles pictures they post on social media.
What you do, who you are, what you listen to 90% of the time gives you the
Continue reading "Your life-success score is low… how do you raise it?"
It's Saturday. The only reason I know it is Saturday because tomorrow I'll have the first session of Version 2 of the muscle testing course.
And I am afraid. Normal. Anything new, anything threatening with unexpected unknowns creates fear. Normal.
So I stayed in semi-sleep mode an hour longer than my normal getup time... Looking.
I looked at all the relevant invisible elements of my life, to see where I can influence this fear... and how. Not that fear is bad... but I prefer life with less fear.
Continue reading "How to access the invisible so you can have more power in your life?"