As an integral coach I ‘practise’ the self-observations (to gather data), engage in daily practices, reflections and do ‘one off’ exercises appropriate to my own self-developmental path. Today when I was reflecting and applying our coaching models to myself I noticed something very interesting. In looking at the four most recent ‘posts’, which I wrote spontaneously over a period of a month, I had by chance (really?) covered four domains. My coaching colleagues will understand the significance of this but there are interesting learning points for everyone.
Let me explain: the articles were written in the following order:
January 31 Isn’t it strange?
This first article covers my passion (D1) for a poem which reflects our lives. Robert Sharpe wrote that poem over 200 years ago and it is as applicable today as it was then.
February 7 ‘Stepping stones’
The second article looks at action (D2) that was taken to overcome a ‘stumbling block’ (grass would not grow). And this has created a ‘stepping stone’ which has opened up many possibilities and is a source of great joy.
February 14 Customer service: turning ‘stumbling blocks’ into ‘stepping stones’
The third post looks at how building positive relationships (D3) can escalate service to levels to excellence. When things go wrong (‘stumbling block’) and we are able to find a ‘stepping stone’, this builds future possibilities and action.
February 21 Turning ‘stumbling blocks’ into ‘stepping stones’: QR codes
I am not technologically (D4) astute but am motivated and assisted by my son, Gary Eckstein, SEO consultant. With their help I am enjoying and engaged in my website, blogs and other IT aspects of my business.
So, by chance, the above four articles build a balanced package. What is this telling us? It shows that whatever happens in one ‘domain’ of our lives is likely to show up in all four domains. This is how we as ‘integral coaches’ help our clients to ‘unblock’ issues (‘stumbling blocks’) that are holding them back. I’m so excited to discover that even where I’m spontaneously writing articles, these topics are showing up in all four domains.
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