Thank you to all who recommended books, websites and programs. (Keep the recommendations coming!)
For those who know me, while I’m not exactly a multi tasker (I focus on one thing at a time as I am working on it), I am someone who likes to read multiple books and tackle multiple projects at one time. I think doing that allows me to let my subconscious digest what I have just done/read/heard/seen as I work on something else.
I’ve also scheduled a call with Janet Attwood for next week to do the Passion Test with two of my friends and partners (Bobette Reeder and Guy Stickney), and as I mentioned earlier, at the end of the month I’ll be attending DC Cordova’s Money and You, and my dear friend Cherie Clark will be coming along to support me (or kick my butt if she feels I’m not digging deep enough.)
I know it seems like a lot (too much?) but as I tell my clients, if it’s too much, scale back…there’s no harm in experimenting. And perhaps I’m mistaken, but I think that I already work with a lot of the material, so (false expectations?) I’m thinking that I’ll zip through some of the material having already done it. I’ll let you know.
One of the things I’m curious about is how (or if) I’ll integrate the new awarenesses and knowledge into my life. Up to now, much of my knowledge has come from my upbringing and life experience. Yes, there was a lot of personal growth work in my coach training, and yes, I’ve read a lot of books. But most of what I’ve learned from those has been affirmation of what I’d already learned, with a few tweaks.
Full Disclosure time: I’m a firm believer that you can only take things so far with seminars, assessments, books etc. Learning is one thing. Awareness another. But taking action is the part most people fail at, and the reason that coaching succeeds.
In a way, I am viewing you, my readers, as part of my support system. Writing my thoughts and experiences here, knowing that you’re reading, will certainly help to inspire action on my part. And of course, I have the most supportive system of friends anyone could hope for (keep that encouragement coming…)