tools for web design, developing learning, designing instruction, teaching
with technology and coaching are often the result of the knowledge and tools
created by others. I am fortunate to be the recipient of such effects, but
I do not own their intellectual origination. Rather these effects are only
mine to examine and reuse in instructive and effective ways.
good friend and fellow coach and I were visiting recently. As usual he pulled
out his coaching hat and started in on me... "if you could write down
in one page exactly the life you want to live, what would that look like?"
The question was the same question I ask my own clients, but it was refreshing
to have the tables turned and answer the question. The truth was, at first
I was stumped. Why was there a quest to continue to learn and take more course
work and get more credentials and ..... the list continues. In between thoughts
and phone interruptions I was finally able to get my thoughts put into words.
many ways I have all of it right now. I live in a beautifully sequestered
peaceful living environment. I have all of what I need, want, desire already
in my life, now. I don't need the letters behind my name or the credentials
to prove what I know and who I am. In fact, these things have never meant
much to me. Rather it is the explorations and learning I gain from being involved
in these pursuits that nurtures me. In a word, a sentence, a phrase the short
of it is this:
love being, growing and "LEARNING." I love being the person in the
lives of others who encourages them to grow, learn, experience and become
a fully empowered person. My quest for learning is that I love to learn and
I love to share the knowledge and wisdom with others. My quest for knowledge
is not for academic demonstration, rather to learn more so others may benefit.
My quest is to be the person who "helps" others to learn, to be
the person who "coaches" others to grow and who "inspires"
others to envision a perfect life and do everything within their power to
be that person for themselves, in their own life.
have a vision. I have knowledge. I have experience. What I desire is to be
the person that does make a positive difference.
the knowledge in the world is not useful unless something positive and empowering
is done with it.
our conversation my friend reminded me of why I am on this quest and that
in fact I am on a very specific quest, one that is about learning and more
importantly that is about the empowerment of others to learn, grow and develop
in ways that can positively impact who they are and who they are yet to become.