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Do not hoard what you know

What do you do with the lessons you learned? Do you share them with a loved one? Do you incorporate them in your life? Annie Dillard says that the "impulse to keep to yourself what you have learned is not only shameful, it is destructive. Anything you do not give freely and abundantly becomes lost to you." I agree. If you're keeping what you have learned inside without sharing, not only does it become lost to you, it also becomes lost to others.

Behind the curtain

Since the idea of working for myself popped into my mind, oh, almost ten years ago, I imagined doing what I’d seen my heroes doing: maintaining a popular blog to share my insights and advice and also share some of the pitfalls and challenges I experience on my journey to fulfilling my life purpose. Sharing things that others on a similar journey might expect to experience as well. But here was my problem. I had so many doubts about doing this.

Is your life running like a well-oiled machine?

Clients are not the same as small engines. But the approach to repairing an engine is similar to how I work with a client. As a coach, it's not my job to fix the problems my client brings to a session. In fact, not all clients use coaching to address a problem. Some clients simply want to get clear on the direction of their life. It is up to me to point out what I see. Coaching requires detective work to discover what keeps my client from moving forward in the direction they say they want to go.

Becoming wise

My review of the book "Becoming Wise," by Krista Tippett. If there’s anything to take away from this book, is that we are all wise (or becoming wise), in our own way. But those who are most wise, are open to hearing, to listening, to being humble, and to being vulnerable. 

Essentialism

A quick overview of Essentialism, based on the book by Greg McKeown. What if you could live a life of meaning and purpose? What if you could live a life that you truly love? The biggest regret you hear from those on their deathbed is: “I wish I had had the courage to live true to myself, rather than what others expected of me.” This book on Essentialism helps you to figure out how to do that.