How do I know that I'm doing what I love, and what I'm meant to do? Because this morning I worked with 3 clients by phone, followed up with 3 more via email, and by 130pm I was back with the family enjoying our trip to Southern California.
I can definitely say that I've done some cool shit in my life. Spending my first Father's Day as a father of two with my boy's Great Grandfather here in Orange County is by far the coolest. A legacy unfolding before my eyes. Hats off to the dedicated dads out there. We're tired, overworked, underappreciated at times, but man are we lucky as all hell. The world needs us, play your role with purpose. Happy Father's Day gentlemen.
I don't know why as adults, it becomes more difficult to stop and enjoy the little things that were once everything. A pond. Ducks. Sand and rocks. Fresh, clean air. Like many other days, today's simple reminder came courtesy of my 2 year old son.
This may come across as a rant. I'm at peace with that. This needs to be said. There are thousands of certified coaches (<10% of coaches worldwide) available publicly to you all. We come from different backgrounds, we focus on particular clients, attended different schools, live in different parts of the world. What we all have in common, is that we have systems that we have been trained in, and we're dedicated to our craft. Hundreds of hours of coaching, and in-class hours before even attempting to write a series of exams, which leads to a certification. For me, the certification process started 4 years ago. I now practice full time, at a time when I'm confident that my offering is systematically sound. I'm certified by the International Coach Federation, the foremost international accrediting governing body for the coaching industry.
You don't have to hire me. But if you are planning to invest in coaching, PLEASE find someone with credentials. I would suggest you don't ask your spouse that gives a decent shoulder massage, to be your chiropractor. I also suggest that you don't trust your neighbor that loves cars, to replace your engine. One of my best friends is a mathematical genius, but I don't ask him to do my accounting.
There is no malice attached to this message. It's simply to enlighten my audience to hopefully make a calculated decision when it comes to choosing someone to help guide them down their chosen path.
If there's one thing I learn day in and day out from my work, it's that people want more. I also know that very few will ask. As a leader, how prepared are you to provide that opportunity to your people?
Most of them stayed awake, and some of them may have even taken away some value this morning... I had a great time again at Port Moody Secondary discussing "Passion" with this grade 9 Entrepreneurship class. Thank you Ms.C for having me in, you have a great group of kids. ️