The Coaching Continuum supports you as you Discover Distinctions.
What is a distinction? A distinction is defined as the recognition of two things being different.
A powerful part of the coaching process is the clarification of a distinction: two things that may be similar appearing ideas or concepts, but when examined closely actually have noticeable differences. One of the keys to maintaining focus and moving forward is to understand the distinctions.
A distinction may be a pathway to a whole new area of knowledge or skill. Or, it can be a deeper understanding of knowledge you already are utilizing.
Here is one of my favorite stories that help capture the concept of the distinction:
Ordinary ingredients in the kitchen bring a new level of understanding
A young woman was complaining to her father about how difficult her life had become.
He said nothing but took her into the kitchen and set three pans of water to boiling.
To the first pan he added carrots
To the second he added eggs
And to the third he added coffee
After all three had cooked, he put there contents into separate bowls and ask his daughter to cut into the carrots and eggs and to smell the coffee.
“ What does this all mean?” she asked impatiently
‘Each food”, he said, “ Teaches us something about facing adversity—which is represented by the boiling water.”
“The carrot went in hard, but came out soft and weak
The eggs went in fragile but came out hardened
The coffee however changed the water into something better.”
“Which will you be like as you face life?” he asked.
Will you give up, become hard or transform adversity into triumph?
As the ‘chef’ of your own life—What will you bring to the table?
Knowledge is power for both conquering a challenge and balancing the abundance.
The coaching process creates opportunities to explore our increasing understanding of our beliefs and the systems in which we operate. When we discover new ways of understanding, we move forward.
Contact me if you are ready to leverage your discoveries to navigate change and accelerate life’s celebrations.
Change is. Growth is optional. Choose wisely… coffee anyone?