Many years ago I heard an expression which still makes me smile ‘It feels like the Titanic is going down and we are folding up the sunbeds’. Of course what the person really meant was ‘we are putting all our energy into something that is really not that important in the grand scale of things, and really avoiding the bigger problem!’
I think if we are all honest we have all done this at some point at least once! When we are under pressure and we not sure what to tackle first we go to the tasks that are easy for us – or those that make us feel better and we take some comfort from the fact we have done something……for a short time anyway! This of course is great if we then move on to tackle the bigger problem, but the clock is ticking.
But what if we can’t tackle it for a number reasons? It maybe because we just don’t have the answers or skills, or perhaps we need help deciding what is causing the problem and we need another view or opinion.
I say all of this from recent experience! I have had my ‘to do list’ for the launch of my new business which is all coming together very nicely…
- Personal Performance Coaching qualification
- Executive Leadership Coaching qualification
- Accelerated Learning coach
- Master Coach qualification on 31st January.
- 20+ years’ experience in Coaching and Mentoring
- Business cards done/Website underway/Social Media/Marketing
But I was lacking one big thing – someone impartial to question me, support me and give me the nudge I needed, which ironically is what I do to other people on a daily basis! I found that support yesterday at an event at The Women’s Organisation!
It really doesn’t matter who we are, how long we’ve been in business I believe we all need a bit of help from time to time, that impartial view, the challenger, the person who isn’t as close to it as we are, someone to give us some clarity. I am delighted I’ve found my help with my next steps, just by being asked the right questions, have you got your person?
‘I believe we all have the answers within us, we just need the right person to ask the questions’.