It’s international coaching week, and I just watched “The Happy Movie”. Sharing things you might not know about coaching, and some options for your thought-shifting way into ‘Happy!” (one is a very affordable course that starts this Thursday.. read on for amazing, dancing with your thoughts..)
46% begin coaching because they are unhappy in their current work (or lack of it) or education choice.
27% are seeking a balance in life that addresses all areas because they want to have “less guilt, less chaos and more Happy!”
27% want their creative voice or spiritual gifts to be a bigger part of their life. (50 % of those have books they want to write.)
New Thinking for those same old, same old, issues…
“The significant problems we face in life cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
~ Albert Einstein ~
Honestly, this quote is the epitome of coaching:
It all comes down to thinking differently.
It seldom works, though, to simply say to ourselves: “Oh, let’s think differently about this issue.” Yes, we say it. Yes, we try it.. but darn, same old same old continues:
~ Finances still play havoc.
~ The job is making you crazy but the way to make it different just isn’t showing itself. (Sadly the fantasy of shipping your boss to a foreign country permanently, although a creative concept, just isn’t helping you find the legal and do-able way to make that happen.)
~ You still can’t find ways you love to keep fit, eat well, and inspire healing. Why isn’t there options that give you the same joy as sinking your teeth into rich milk chocolate, anyway? (or just maybe there is..)
~ And for those who are creative and unique thinkers… sometimes the overwhelm of too many ideas just stops you in your tracks!
You get the picture… So how does one find a new way to think differently to create change and create happy?
Find ways to think differently.
1. Do silly brainstorming.. not boring brainstorming. Sharing this technique again because it works: Find a friend and concoct wild and crazy ways to make the changes you are seeking. A seed will be revealed when your logical ‘same old same old’ thinking steps aside.. and it will, because after all, it thinks ‘you are just being silly.”
2. There are great books available: Jill Badonsky’s Nine Modern Day Muses and How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael J. Gelb are a couple of my favourites. (Which reminds me… the next training for Jill Badonsky’s Kaizen Muse Creativity Coaching begins very soon. You could become an expert at helping self and others think differently! Learn more here!)
3. Great option.. invest in personal coaching.