Reaching your full potential may sound like a lofty, and likely unattainable goal. And it can be. But the process of reaching your full potential, when you're in alignment and living your best self, is attainable, and this attainability can be explained by applying The Equation.
Lately I have had a lot of executive coaching sessions with clients who are at a crossroads in their careers. Finding success in their 20s and 30s, they now identify themselves with the privilege of wondering what their next career move should be - staying the course in their current job and build skills and experiences there - or taking a leap and trying a new position or starting their own business.
The other day I held an introductory coaching call with a client who works in a fast-paced sales position in Philadelphia, PA. Always on the go and needing to be constantly connected with his buyers and potential buyers, my client asked me to take a look at the options he has before him and help him find the right next step in his career. Despite being grateful for his booming business, it became very clear to me within 5 minutes into the call that he was seeking more than just guidance on his next career move.
Whenever I'm with friends and colleagues I naturally love looking for deeper meaning in our conversations and turning them into insights I can later use to assist to my coaching clients. For instance, last month I was at a higher education and law conference in Florida with five colleagues from my college. This five-night conference allowed us plenty of bonding time in the evenings, inviting fun deeper get-to-know-you conversations over dinner.
I've been working with college students in the field of student affairs in higher education for over 12 years. For many reasons I love working with young adults who are pursuing post-secondary education. One of the reasons is because they are discovering that they are the "author of their own life," and it's now time to make decisions for themselves and not just because "that's what my mom/dad told me to do/say/believe."