I am not valued for the contributions I make. People don’t really like me or want to do things for me. I embarrass myself whenever I try something new. Do thoughts like these ever go through your head? If you’re like most people, the answer is yes. For some, these thoughts are buried more deeply in their subconscious than for others, but if you dig deep, you’ll find they exist. No big deal, right? Everyone has their insecurities. However, in many cases, it is a big deal. Why?
As we continue to cruise through my favorite iPEC principles, I have to say I’ve been really excited to get to #14. There’s just something about the perspective shift that comes with viewing every single person you meet as your student and your teacher. Notice I did not say your student OR your teacher. iPEC coaches, including me, believe that every single person we meet is actually both. Let me give you an example. Early in my coaching career, I had a client who was having a
Have you ever played a really intense game of tennis with your favorite couple or a round of golf with your best friends? Think back to the moments you remember the most during those competitions. Was it laughing with your spouse about the awful serving you were both doing? Slapping your buddy on the back for the truly amazing drive he had on hole 9? Now think harder. Do you remember what the score was at the end of these games? Or even who won? I’m going to bet these details
Many of you already know that I received my coaching training and certification through the iPEC program. My knowledge and experience in the area of coaching is heavily based on the principles that the program was founded on and I continue to use these to improve my everyday life and help those I work with. I say this to lay a little groundwork for you and give what I’m going to say next some context. The iPEC principles are extremely important to me, which is pretty obvious