…………what you’ve always done, you always get what you’ve always got. Sounds obvious, but it’s amazing how many of us think that if we keep bashing away at something we’ll get results. Step back, try something different, maybe walk away for good. Tenacity is one thing, but never ending pointless persistence is, well, pointless.
Neil Lloyd and I attended an exhibition organised by Venture Wales earlier this week. We thought we would ask visitors to our stand a simple question, ‘What does success mean to you?’
We got some great answers, my favourite being “a hand made suit” Love it!
Other answers were about personal wellbeing “content, happy family, comfortable, a good night’s sleep”.
The work orientated thought about achieving results, financial freedom, working fewer hours and reputation.
The more visual drew some great(ish) pictures of a rainbow, a smiley face and a firework.
The purpose of the event for us was to market Kickstart 2013, a course that we’ll be running on January 19 in Cardiff City Stadium. It fits in nicely that the Kickstart course is going to overlook a football pitch – synchronicity at work!
Neil Lloyd and I have been running the NLP Coaching Course since early summer (if you can call it a summer, this year) and we’ve been really pleased with the response and feedback.
Potential delegates have been asking about what they will learn during the course and what they can do with the techniques.
The two day course covers rapport, personality styles, values, language patterns and goal setting amongst other things. Neil and I love the challenge of thinking on our feet, so there are lots of added extras as questions come up during the two days.
I’m very keen on floor work, which means walking through situations and possible outcomes; I know when I explain this to delegates they are doubtful, until they try it out for themselves! We do most of this work on the second day as you can almost see brains going into overdrive as they process new thought patterns.
Why is it worthwhile doing the course? It’s great for coaching professionals to get new prespectives, though I would recommend it to anyone who is at a crossroads and wondering what to do next with their lives. The personality style exercises give a huge understanding of what makes you happy and what seems like hard work.
As the two days dive deep into the subconscious, it’s fabulous to see the group bonding through shared experience. We also have a great laugh!
This blog post is just a flavour of what the two days will give you, please get in touch with me to talk it through further.