What is your Vision?
I am about to begin coaching a new client who has a brain full of ideas and needs to get them onto paper. He has been thinking about this for a while and hasn’t made the step towards making his dream a reality. Why? The usual fears creep in and he leaves it for another day. The usual fears like, “ I have a full time job that I love”, “I have a family to support”, “will I be good enough?” “I don’t know if I can take the risk”. These are all thoughts that plagued me when I started my business too.
How does Social and Emotional Intelligence come into this?
This business idea, if it is to work the way he wants it to, it needs a different kind of smart. He has the IQ part nailed. I am thinking we could work on his EQ and explore some of the competencies. The first one that we will be exploring is his Personal Power.
Personal Power is described as a sense of self confidence that and an inner knowing that you can meet the challenges that are going to be thrown at you. To be able to live the life you choose. The ability to speak your truth quietly and appropriately.
Personal Power is a competency that can be learned.
People that have developed this competence may display the following:
– A calm inner conviction about who they are and what they need to get done;
– Believe that they can set the direction of their life – and they do;
– They define themselves from the inside out. Eg: I am capable, I am creative, rather than I am a Project Manager etc.
– They make things happen and feel in control;
– They know what they want and go after it;
– They speak the truth and give voice to their convictions.
Once the Vision has been created, I will be working with my client achieve this Personal Power.
People that lack this competency may display the following:
– Avoid confrontations and have difficulty speaking the truth;
– Avoid getting to the heart of the issue;
– Lack confidence in their own judgement;
– Have difficulty defending their ideas;
– Give in too readily;
– Question their own ability.
What the client is striving for is The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labour and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both”
I can’t wait to start this journey of coaching him.