The book Time Warrior has just been added to the curriculum at the University of Santa Monica, whose spiritual psychology program has produced some of the greatest coaches in the world.
In the book I talk about how I love the question that Ayn Rand prefers. Because for most of my life I was asking the other question: Who is going to let me?
I was looking outside myself for permission and approval all day. A very nasty habit that leads to poverty and broken relationships.
But a habit all the same. A habit almost every single one of us acquires in childhood. The quest for permission and approval. It's how childhood is run. It's how we are domesticated so that we aren't just running with the wolves.
But it's a habit that does not serve the grown up mature adult at all. In fact, it is the very habit that eventually eats away at the spirit of the grown person.
When my songwriting partner Fred Knipe and I wrote a song called "I Can't Get To You From Here" we, of course, never knew if anyone outside of our families would ever hear it. We created the song anyway. We didn't think about the approval of others, because that would have stopped the creation of the song.
Now more than 70,000 people have watched the YouTube version of the song which you can see here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzrljQ0Euto
It wasn't a matter of "who's going to let us" write songs for a living. It was a matter of "Who's going to stop us?"
Speaking of Fred Knipe, pictured above, he is also Dr. Ludiker, my favorite comedian, find him here: www.fredknipe.com and it's almost too hilarious for words. I have friends who go there and then call me weeping because they have been laughing so hard. Go there. But don't go there with a hot cup of coffee in your hands or you will scald yourself and then you will sue me. Fred Knipe is also a wonderful writer of songs and poetry. Here is a poem he sent me that he wrote for people who were reading the news and becoming fearful......it sums all this up rather nicely:
What can kill you matters little.
What can spoil living matters.
What spoils living is too much attention
to what can kill you.
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Who is stopping me from doing things?
"Because most people never define the necessary required
actions to get a result, they will always simply do whatever actions are
comfortable at the time. They are always going with the feeling of
activity instead of insisting on doing the necessary required action."
~ Dusan Djukich, Straight Line Leadership
People have dreams but they don't live those dreams. They talk about their dreams sometimes after a glass of wine or two, but when will the dream come true?
The first thing a good coach will do is find the dream---even if it's lodged inside a complaint about life. Then the next thing the coach will do is help transform the dream into a doable project. Because it's not in the dreams that great things happen, but in the projects and actions inspired by the dreams.
Vladimir Nabokov said this in Speak Memory: "It is certainly not then---not in dreams---but when one is wide awake, at moments of robust joy and achievement, on the highest terrace of consciousness, that mortality has a chance to peer beyond its own limits."
Psychotherapy is all about feelings. But coaching is all about achievement … robust joy and achievement. Your coach doesn't just want you to feel better about yourself. Your coach wants you to feel what it feels like to achieve something remarkable.
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FOR COACHES: BIG NEWS:
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The great nationally-known coach Stephen McGhee said,
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Any COACH who is reading this and would like a PDF sneak preview of my upcoming book, The LIFE COACHING CONNECTION, please email me immediately at [email protected] and I'll send it to you...........
Coaches becoming prosperous....that's what will change the entire world picture. Because coaches have clients and those clients also have clients, so a coach who knows how to impact clients will impact the world. In fact it's already happening.
Bestselling author and radio show host Iyanla Vanzant conducted a rare interview with the ultimate coach, Steve Hardison. To listen to the interview go here http://www.hayhouseradio.com/episode_preview.php?author_id=108, and then scroll down to find the June 7th interview... "Life coaching is the second fastest growing profession is the country. And, while you may have heard the term, do you know exactly what a life coach does? Do you need a life coach? How do you choose one? Listen in as Iyanla talks with her very own life coach—Steve Hardison. Learn more about this fascinating career field and life support opportunity!"
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