My new theory:
People don’t ever really change, and that’s exactly as it should be!
If you’re a coach or client, you may think I’m crazy to type that out loud. You may be grimacing at your computer, coming up with loads of examples that prove me wrong. You stand by to feverishly defend your websites that boast magical abilities to support clients in living into their potential. We are, after all, in the business of evoking transformation, aren’t we? If so, how can this be true?
Last month, I got to hang out with my mother and three of her childhood friends. For 10 days I didn’t really talk to anyone under the age of 83. These are 4 very accomplished, out-spoken, well-educated, liberal, fun women. I was the Sherpa and chauffeur on their annual reunion trip, this time to the Florida Keys. Throughout our trip, I felt I could see them across time at ages like 4, 8, 13, 19, 26, 35, 47, 56, 64, 72, and now in their 80s. I could see how, though hips and bits may get replaced, some things truly never change. Best of all, I could see how GREAT that is! (more…)