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One of my favorite movies of all time is Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicolas Cage.
Even if you haven’t seen it, you’d probably recognize the scene where Nic Cage’s character sighs, in his dopey way, that he’s in love with Cher’s character. And then Cher rears back, slaps him in the face twice, for good measure, and says, “Snap out of it!”
Well this new podcast segment is me, stepping into my inner Cher and doing what I love — snapping people out of it.
There’s a time and place for more grounded, astute, in-depth reflections about life and what to do about your problems (that’s what blogs and, you know, every other episode of this podcast are for). But sometimes you just need a good, righteous rant. It’s cathartic!
So, every once in a while, instead of writing a new blog or republishing an old one, I’m going to spend a few minutes getting fired up about something, in the hopes that I’ll get you fired up, too, and maybe even snap you out of whatever daze you’ve found yourself in.
Today I’m ranting about why being smart is NOT that important, which is something I hear people do a lot of fretting about. I’m talking about …
- Why we’re so attached to intelligence, even though it doesn’t matter that much.
- Examples of “smart” people doing truly dumb, tone-deaf things.
- The kind of smarts that matter more than your IQ.
- And why people attached to being smart (or being known as smart) often lock themselves up in a prison of their own making.
After you’ve listened, leave a comment below to let me know what you think of Rachel Rants, and what you might like me to rant about next!
Rachel (& Kristen)
SERIOUS ABOUT SOME 1-ON-1 COACHING?
One-on-one coaching will be open for enrollment again on October 8! A few pointers to keep in mind before then:
- We’ll be taking on about 20-25 people in this new wave, which starts October 8 and goes through October 18.
- This is for people interested in getting started ASAP (October or early November).
- You don’t have to know for sure that you want to move ahead with coaching. You just have to be serious enough about it to want to have a conversation.
- We WILL have coaching spots open up in the months after that, before we take on the next “official” wave of clients (which won’t be until later in March 2020). So if you’re not ready now, or you’ve found us in-between “official” enrollment periods, then you can add your name to the wait list and we’ll contact you if and when we have an availability.
EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A COACH?
For the first (and maybe last!) time ever, we’re doing a webinar with iPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, where we did our coach training in 2012.
If you’ve considered coaching as a career path, and what the process of getting trained involves, then you should join us! We’ll be covering points like:
- The ups and downs of how we built a six-figure coaching business.
- The biggest things prospective coaches get wrong about the coaching industry.
- Why you don’t need to know what your “niche” is or what you’ll “do” with your coaching certification before you get certified (and why it’s actually better not to know!).
- Why you don’t need to start your own business to be a successful coach.
- What skills are critical for anyone thinking about becoming a coach.
- What questions to ask yourself when weighing your coach-training program options.
The webinar is happening on Wednesday, October 2 at 12:30pm Eastern. If you make it live, you’ll be able to submit questions to us during the event! If you can’t, there will be a replay for you to watch later.