Surrendering (but not giving up)

Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Surrendering.” For many, the word isn’t in their vocabulary because they think it means “giving up.” However, sometimes “going with the flow” is the smartest option.

Once this week, let go when you feel you need to be in control. How did that decision change the circumstances?

If you sense yourself holding someone to your own standards, take a few seconds and note what makes that person truly valuable and unique. Let go of the need to have them be what you want.

When a situation arises that is simply too big for you to handle alone, invite someone to be part of the solution. Let go of the thought that you always have to “go it alone.”

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

Strength (character not muscle)

Road Trip! The destination for this week is “Strength.” Physical strength may be admired but strength of character is more important.

What inner strength do you possess? How have you been allowing it to show up in your daily life?

Think of a time that you “survived.” What got you through?

This week, give a gift of yourself to another and reflect on how it impacts you.

Let us know in the comments where you’ve gone and what you’ve discovered about yourself.

The Value of Coaching

This is from last year, but I stumbled across this excellent article online at Chief Learning Officer about the value of having a coach. It’s sometimes misunderstood that coaching is to “fix” someone when more often it’s used to enhance performance. From the article, “It’s rare for an organization to offer coaching to someone who doesn’t offer enormous promise and potential.

Corporations invest a lot of money in coaching services for their high-performance, high-value individuals. But coaching isn’t just for the elite. The value of coaching in obtaining these positions can’t be under-estimated. Coaching is a substantial investment but one that pays off by creating a higher performing, more heart-focused version of you.

Through heart-focused leadership coaching, we work together as partners to build your resilience. To communicate with more impact and influence and connect with your team, we’ll explore eight aspects of a heart-focused leader:

  • creative
  • authentic
  • vulnerable
  • resilient
  • intuitive
  • empathetic
  • trusting
  • transparent

Goal setting, planning and accountability keep you on track to reach your desired destination. What could you achieve this year with a little coaching?