Listening with an ear that’s tuned into the strengths of those we’re working with can help them tell stories about where they’re the hero and capable of change.
Inviting those we’re working with to describe their preferred future may highlight solutions to problems that they’ve been stuck with for ages.
You do not need to fix everything. Humble inquiry may be more powerful.
Performers in any environment are often relentless and hyper-critical. That may have served them well in some contexts, but is it always the best way forward?
Does an obscure model of integrity hold weight in helping us show up as our best selves in the face of challenges…despite the inherent tensions in trying to do so?
Does a 2000+-year-old philosophy hold some wisdom to help us understand our reactions to adversity and, therefore, give us clues as to how we might overcome them?
What if our labelling of emotions as ‘good’ or ‘bad’ overlooks something important? What if our emotions are merely messengers of things that may be significant to us?
High performers face a deal with their demons. Specifically, the more they want something and strive towards, the more their demons will surface. The doubts, the worries, the anxiety, the rage. They’re the other side of the coin. There is, of course, a plethora of advice out there, detailing the use of mental skills asContinue reading “A Deal With Demons”
Love a Guiness advert, I do. But before that, a short story: An athlete once expressed a simple frustration: I should go to X and compete, but I’d rather do Y. We spent time unpicking why he thinks he should go to X (the event) and of course the usual reasons came up. The main one:Continue reading “How Guinness Adverts Can Help You OWN Those “Choice Points” In Life”
Overly positive self help books that promote positive thinking as a panacea for all human woes can be grating (think, “The Secret”). But the jotion of self esteem posited by Nahon and Lander (2005) is one that sticks. They suggest that self esteem is a global rating of the self and stems from having selfContinue reading “A note on self esteem.”