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Doing Something Useful

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“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.” ~Stephen King

Whatever spiritual understanding I’ve explored, I’ve noticed there is much less a relationship between creating results and any understanding of this week’s spiritual idea, than there is in simply taking action, connecting with people, and having conversations. And by that I mean meaningful, useful conversations that help people also create and make meaningful changes in their lives.

Depending on where you hang out on social media, it’s very tempting to get drawn into prolonged discussions around who or what God is and the role she plays, who’s choosing what or who, who you are, from where you’re from and going, or the difference between oneness and Lochness…

I’m almost tempted to start a business selling spiritual arm-bands to help prevent people drowning in their quest to always go deeper…

Don’t get me wrong, I often enjoy these conversations, and much of the understandings I have come to embody do form the foundation of much of my work. But I also know it’s an interest actually shared by very few when I step outside of the circle of coaches, spiritual teachers and therapists.

If those are my target audience, more coaches and spiritual practitioners, all good, but in my experience, most leaders, business owners and entrepreneurs are not interested in what looks like snake oil, even if it does turn out to be the key to world peace, love and infinite understanding. They want to talk about what is going on in their world, in their business, right here on planet Earth.

Remember planet Earth? 🌎 It's already beautiful here...

Being curious about people and exploring with them their personal experiences of leadership, relationships, creativity and life seems to be what helps me connect with them and subsequently help them unlock their inner potential and joy, rather than any intention to teach them anything.

And in that respect, my willingness to explore and follow my curiosity about people and their lives gives a far greater return on investment than my curiosity about what’s beyond life, or before it. We’ll all find that out soon enough.

Meantime, let’s get on with helping people make a difference in this world. Creating amazing innovations, lives, relationships and businesses. And having fun.

Someone I spoke to recently summed it up when we talked about taking action and moving beyond ideas:

"I just want to coach."


If you relate, my Thrive program may also be perfect for you.

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