I hope 2012 has been a great year for you.
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We've all heard the saying, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." It's true - to get the most out of your journey, remember this: life is a game that cannot be won or lost, only played.
There are many definitions of the ego, but the most common one is the sense of self, as opposed to another person or something outside yourself. The challenge has become that the ego has taken a slightly different form. Instead of just a sense of self, it has become a sense of self as superior to people and situations around you. So it has become more of a self-worth, than a self-identification. We’ve moved from ego to ego trip!
Whether you realize it or not, experiencing Love is all you really want. Money, treasures, even good health and better relationships are all things you think that you need. But they are only strategies - means, not ends.
Coaching leads with questions. It seeks understanding. It seeks to know what’s important to the other person. It seeks buy-in. It seeks broadening perspectives. It seeks conscious decisions. And, in doing so, opens up the conversation to allow two parties to find solutions and opportunities that align their interests (usually coming out way ahead, collectively, rather than just one party winning more than the other).