There are a fair amount of things in life that we have some degree of control over.
If you want to lose weight, you could follow a nutrition plan and work with a personal trainer. It might take time, but with consistent effort you would be guaranteed to see changes.
Or maybe you decide to go back to grad school, but you’ve got to take the GRE first. So you buy the prep books, enroll in a class, and take practice exams until you feel positive that you’ll ace the test.
And if you feel the urge to up and move to Colorado, you could save money, hire movers, rent an apartment, and haul yourself …
I’m used to meeting people at the point where they’re done.
When someone decides to do 1-on-1 coaching, they’re usually pretty fed up with the way things are: the low energy, exhaustion, and boredom … the corporate mindset, lack of fulfillment, and inflexibility.
When I ask them what they want most, their answer is usually simple: “I just want to be happy.”
Which is good, because I know I can trust someone to put in the work when they’ve had a lot of experience being unhappy.
But unhappiness can be a double-edged sword. When I ask what they think will make them happy, I very often hear something like, “If only I could find a …