What’s Learning You? Lessons from Your Coaching Biz

The title of this post is not a typo – what’s learning you? Before you spur yourself into your future again, take a minute to bring with you the gifts of 2010. Truly integrate what you’ve learned and 2011 will be juicier, bigger and more fun for you!

Almost everyone I know has been in a big boiling cauldron of change in 2010. You too? I feel like I’m finally out of that hot water and into the grace of enjoying what I learned in that uncomfortable time.

What I learned in 2010.
So, I want to hear about what’s ‘learning’ you. In other words, are you changed by what’s happened this year?

What has had you on your growing edge?

How have you transformed?

What were the big aha’s?

5 Things that Learned Me in 2010

I’ll start by sharing my big aha’s this year, then you jump in, okay?

Less is More

At her recent Recurring Revenue Revolution event in Las Vegas, Milana Leshinsky said something that stopped me in my tracks.

“Just because something is accurate doesn’t mean it’s useful.”

Wow! Isn’t that the truth?

It’s time to pare away whatever doesn’t bring about the desired results, folks. Loading up clients with more and more content isn’t the same as raising value. Getting it”right” isn’t the same thing as having an impact. Perfect is rarely inspiring, but being real is.

Hang Out with Luminaries

Want to dramatically increase your results? Spend face time with your mentors and models. It’s the fastest way to play a bigger game.

Once and for all I’ve accepted my introversion as a beautiful way to be, and I still took the risk to get out from behind my desk and meet the A listers face to face. There is no doubt in my mind now that seeing myself in others is the way to leap. We are all one. More of that in 2011!

Mindset is King & Queen

I learned that freedom really is my #1 value. For me, that means checking limiting beliefs at the door and letting those crystallized thoughts I organize myself around dissolve completely.

As my friend, Bill Baren, says: “Live as if the box doesn’t even exist.” Whether you want to get unstuck in your coaching business, your relationships or lose weight — whatever you really want next — it starts with a paradigm shift.

Amp Up the Joy

I got it on a cellular level that it’s completely up to me to make every detail of my life delightful. Accept it or change it. Those are the choices, but the way I feel about it will make all the difference to my happiness. It’s time for more joy in the big and small things of life!

Stand In Your Power

I keep taking turns around this spiral and deepening my understanding about what true power is. It’s about courage not confidence. It starts in my body, not my brain. It’s where meaningful contribution in this world begins and ends. It’s not about being better than anyone else — because comparing really does suck. It’s about finding the way everyday to awaken greatness.

Hope you enjoyed those. Now, please, don’t let me stand out here all by myself. Share the many ways you’ve transformed through the year.