Hire A Coach; Adding An Extra Interlaced Fiber To Your Rope
According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, improving oneself entails 73.9% of people’s continuous desires and goals. What an encouraging information this is; to see that the greater majority of individuals recognize that they could think better, do things better, or even simply be a better person.
Through hundreds of self-development inquiries, below you can find one of the most popular ones with a focus on, but not limited to, professional self-development topics. And as always, should you need further assistance in planning and accomplishing this topic, reach out to me.
TOPIC: Hire A Coach
In my wild teenage years, my father often encouraged me to seek knowledge and wisdom. He told me that his dad also encouraged him to do so, and to start it by reading a very specific book, the Book of Proverbs (NIV). For the longest, I’d rather freely enjoy my youth. Yes, still being responsible, but rather not take responsibility as seriously as adults would have to. As time progressed, however, I was being faced with serious decisions; even decisions I’d have to make or suggest to my friends as they were facing difficult situations. Seeking for answers on how to approach my current situations (and my friends’), I dove into the book. When the text was a bit confusing, I engaged in conversations with my father to figure out what was the meaning of certain parables. Long story made short, I ended up reading that book about 10 times; and every time I read it, I found extremely helpful snippets that I had reluctantly overseen. While striving to stay humble, I did feel I could provide my friends with a valid, constructive, and action-oriented answer to their questions/venting.
Throughout the years, I’ve noticed that people highly devalue knowledge and wisdom; or they only take in what feels right, and often disregard the essence of its logic and reasoning based on factual systematic experiences. Coincidentally, this is what we find in the very first chapter (1 of 31) of the Book of Proverbs:
“Out in the open wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech: ‘How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge?’”
- Proverbs 1:20-22, NIV
Here’s my point, knowledge (information based) and wisdom (experience based) is out there at an arm’s reach so that you can lead a better and more efficiently and effective personal and professional life; it’s been “out in the open calling aloud”. My encouragement to you is to seek knowledge, wisdom, and those who hold them sacredly so that you too can continuously make better decisions.
We are beings of imagination, always thinking of what is the next. And, in order to produce effective results and make the best decisions unique to you, you need to get ready and position yourself readily. Thus why it behooves you to hire a coach (reach out to me here at www.sprowlandsmith.com).
For instance, I want you to think about the makeup of a rope. What comes to mind? For me, simply put, all I see are fibers interconnected. Now, look deeper and analyze this rope’s makeup as it relates to its usage implications.
A single fiber breaks easily (thus, the more fibers interlaced, the stronger the rope).
When interlaced (and interconnected), fibers make up stronger strings than if just put together side by side (the optimization of the rope’s usage to strengthen it).
If comparing and contrasting these two points relating to our topic, point number one (1) suggests that if you are seeking to accomplish results by yourself, you will reach to a breaking point faster than working in collaboration. Point number two (2) illustrates wisdom in its core, the optimized application of knowledge and experience to deliver the best option known. Hiring a coach to help you flourish means adding another strong fiber to your rope, and knowing how to interlace the two fibers to making it a much stronger rope.
When you are connected (pun intended) with your coach, the same type of strength and support is found. As a coach, I highlight your strength (in knowledge, direction, experience, motivation, etc.) and find ways to strengthen you so that you can achieve your goal. Even further, as a coach, I take you the distance (like the rope when “un-interlaced” separate and connecting at its endpoints, doubling, tripling, or quadrupling [depending how many strings are in the rope] the rope’s length) you need while you couldn’t on your own.
As your coach, much like a company that hires an employee to advance (and gain profit) the business, my sole strategy is to advance (personally and professionally) those who hire me. Hiring a coach is being intentional about your life; and gaining access to a flourishing pathway.
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Mike Sprowl is becoming the most sought after Readiness & Flourishing Coach and Consultant in the coaching community. He is famous for helping clients find a direction, implement personalized pathways, and facilitate flourishing and growth so that their lives are meaningful and purposeful without being negative.