A few years ago I interviewed a young entrepreneur named Gary Whitehill, founder of New York Entrepreneur Week, which has since become the global Entrepreneur Week phenomenon. When I asked him for his #1 tip, he said “Know Yourself“.
Knowing yourself means spending time tuned into radio station YOU. When you do, you’re paying attention to all the signals, the spark that guides you toward a fulfilling life and work that matters. Some of us have spent so many years doing what other people want us to do, we’ve lost touch with our own internal spark. Yet happiness, joy, fulfillment, outstanding performance, and a strong sense of purpose all begin within, with the spark. Your spark is your guide.
Nurture your spark. Pay attention. Is it flickering and fading? Do you spend too much of your valuable time in activities that you don’t like, or that are in conflict with your values, and who you really are? Are you happy and fulfilled in your work, or bored, frustrated, and ready to make a change?
Working with a Coach accelerates you on your path from the challenge or frustration of the moment, to the results you want. Along the way you’ll learn more about yourself and how to get out of your own way. You’ll experience insights and aha moments, and greater clarity so you’ll know what to focus on. And, you’ll be taking practical action. Think about coaching when:
BONUS – Colorful Image of a Janet Echelman sculpture.