About seven years ago, we were receiving coaching from one of our own coaches, who was helping us decipher and gain from a particular situation.
Among other things, he gave us some brilliant, word-for-word scripting.
Then he paused.
With a mischievous little giggle,
He Said “Damn. I’m Good. I Just Made That Up On The Fly!”
Okay: the guy’s been in business 20+ years, written international best-sellers, has a product library bulging with brilliance, hosts popular seminars all over the damn world, and a partridge in a pear tree.
And he just randomly made something up, called it coaching, and gloated over it?
What’s more, he didn’t just give us a usable script to help us respond to a situation in business (the script worked like a charm btw).
He Gave Us A Priceless Lesson In What Coaching, Consulting, And Mentoring Really Is
It’s simple, really.
The takeaway is that your best and most brilliant coaches, consultants, and mentors come alive and do their best work when working with real, live clients solving real, live problems.
Few things inspire human creativity more than an actual (not theoretical) puzzle to solve.
That’s where the rubber hits the road at the intersection of brilliance and passion.
These real-life stories are what blogs and books are made out of.
So get out there and make it happen.
It will make for a great story.