Rethink the Golden Rule
We have heard, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” The Golden Rule. I love it and live by it.
But let me ask you:
What if you treated everyone around you exactly as you treat yourself?
What would that mean?
I keep everyone else around me up late and push them to do 10 more things before they go to bed.
I make sure I keep everyone around me busy.
If someone messes up, I get really upset.
Haha! Those are my personal examples! A little tongue-in-cheek, I know.
Just ask yourself:
Am I following a sleep schedule that helps me feel rested?
How busy am I?
When I make a mistake, what do I say to myself?
How you treat yourself is how you treat others.
For better or worse.
For you, I want “better”.
I want you to care about yourself at least as much as you care about others. Let’s discover balance.
The Questions You Might be Ignoring (as you keep busy...)
It doesn’t matter whether you’re single, married, separated, or if your best friend is a dog. Whether you’re a Fortune 500 CEO or you stay at home with kids.
The way you live your life is answering these important questions:
Who am I?
What is my life purpose?
What do I need and want to accomplish it?
Ah…so simple! Or are they? If you know the answers to these questions for yourself, and the reason WHY, GREAT! Please call me and we will celebrate together. I want to know as many people as possible who are clear in these areas!
That is why I’m a coach.
“This above all, to thine own self be true.”
Polonius to his son in Hamlet
What does it mean to be “true to yourself”?
The answer to that question is key to so many of the issues we have as we interact with others.
Recently I have heard from clients and friends:
“I don’t know who I am.”
I can do many things well…I have no idea what I even LIKE to do.”
“I’m so busy flexing to meet everyone else’s needs, I don’t know what my own needs are!”
Sound familiar? These are amazing statements to start with in coaching! They all highlight what happens when we are less than clear about who we are. I would love to partner with you to explore these areas in your life.
Some more examples of questions:
“I have been taught to never say no.”
“I’m tired of people taking advantage of me.”
“I’m just starting to understand—I’m allowed to have needs and desires.”
Even our actions in our careers boil down to how we relate to ourselves:
“I need to apply the training I have in business to my family relationship.”
“I have an amazing service to offer, but I don’t want to bother people with a phone call.”
“Making decisions is hard for me. I freeze up and don’t do anything.”
To be clear with others, we must be clear with ourselves first.
That comes through awareness of what we’re already thinking and doing. Awareness comes through exploration. As your coach, I listen as you process what’s going on in your world. In today’s world, it’s common to gloss over deeper questions. “Just move on.” “Forget about it.” “It’s over.”
I’m calling you to slow down and clear the mental clutter.
Now Step into Your Calling.
Choices come next.
Without awareness, you’re just reacting to situations.
Once you understand what’s going on, you can begin to choose. Together, we sort out the course of action that feels right for you.