I seem to be in the right space and the right place recently to have my circuits blown. My limiting beliefs are being exposed. And that place is "right" because it's allowing me to actually see something other than my belief, in action, followed by the remarkable results.
My latest experience occurred while hearing Tara Nolan's coaching session. The questions she asked her client were powerful and fascinating to me. They were so succinct and like a laser beam focused on what the client said she wanted. As coaches, of course we want to stay focused on what the client wants and not get interested in things that will just be a distraction. Hearing this session though, I have to say rocked my world. Who knew that attempting to clarify could possibly turn out to be just a distraction!
For example, there were times where I wasn’t clear on what the client was saying and would have asked for clarification or reflected back my understanding to make sure I was on the same page. Up until this session, I would have thought that was imperative. But with the specific laser beam type of questions Tara asked, the clarification that I felt was essential, wasn’t needed at all. In fact, I can see how it may have muddled the route and it certainly would have taken up more time.
They say our normal patterns have to be disrupted in order for new awareness and learning to take place. Well disruption has occurred for me! And I am very grateful. Thanks to the Master's modeling, I now have among other things a more expansive and deeper understanding of focus and distraction.
To read more about Tara's session (the client scenario and controversial topic and participant take-aways, look under the "MCC Exam Sessions" tab)