What is coaching?
Coaching is a way of improving your ability or performance. We tend to associate coaching with athletes but more and more we see it in the world of work and even daily life.
What does coaching look like?
It quite often happens on a one to one ratio (the most effective way) with the coach and the student. The coach will observe a specific act, performance or behaviour, analyse and then tweak that performance through a number of means in order for the individual to improve in some way.
Why are you discussing coaching? A moment ago we were talking about limiting beliefs?
The two are connected.
So what is the connection?
- Imagine if you had a coach.
- One who followed you around 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- A coach that never takes a holiday, rarely sleeps and better still, works for free.
- A coach that knows you better than anyone else on Earth; knows your strengths and more importantly, your weaknesses.
- A coach that really, doesn’t care if they upset you or even reduce you to tears.
I think you know where i’m going with this one.
So ok. We have a coach inside our head who sometimes works against us. Sometimes, it thinks it’s being cruel to be kind. Most of the times, it’s not a very smart coach. Always, absolutely always, it’s an effective coach.
Limiting beliefs>internal thoughts>inner coach..
Thoughts become things
I’d love to claim this one but it’s been around for a while. The power of the mind to create the physical environment has long been recognised and quick search of the internet will show you examples.
Have you ever wondered why a day that starts badly often ends badly and vice versa? Let’s be honest; a day is just a day. We will leave a footprint on that point in time and give it a title, in order to categorise it in our memories.
‘Good’ days have a positive effect on us and therefore anything that happens during that good day will be thought of positively. Again, vice versa, things that happen on a ‘bad’ day will be reflected on badly.
But as I said earlier, a day is just a day. We make it what it is and our internal coach has a huge part to play in that.
I apologise for this cheesiness of this pic but, you get it; right?
Part 3 next week, where I do what I say I’ll do.
I’ve also tried something new; sticking this post to the front page. Let’s see how that works.