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Are you too busy preparing for life instead of living it?

DrJohnK August 19, 2014 25


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Life Happens Whilst Your’re Busy Preparing Plans To Live

“Life is what happens,”  the old quote goes, “when you are busy making other plans.”

As important as planning can be, it can also inhibit you from experiencing life itself. It’s so easy to feel you are not ready to begin! You want to prepare more research, talk to a few more people, read a couple more books, or get organized first.While it’s natural to want to feel prepared for what’s ahead, perhaps there’s really something else going on…

Flexibility, adaptability and resilience are life skills that help us “roll with the punches.” Because the truth is, no one is really able to prepare, script, or plan for every possibility. There are times when you just have to “go with it”—and trust that whatever happens will work out.

What about you?

Do you over prepare?  Do you worry that you won’t perform, or that you will fail if every detail isn’t thought through? Do you think that others won’t do it as well as you? Do you find yourself unwilling—or unable—to relax and let life unfold, without having your hands on the controls?Preparation is important.  But over-preparation can keep you from enjoying life to its fullest.  So take a chance.  Try showing up without knowing exactly how things will go… and trust that it will be okay.

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I help people unlock their talent, unstuck their potential and unleash their own (and their team's) performance through behavioural neuroscience based coaching and mentoring. Most whip smart independent contributors, technical specialists and managers get frustrated trying to be heard and understood by their business leaders and they lack enough time and inclination to develop the skills they need to move into management and leadership positions. Proven systems. A personal coach and mentor. I combine time-tested systems, behavioural neuroscience and psychology research and practical tools with the accountability and guidance of a 1:1 coach and mentor to UnLock your Talent, UnStuck Your Potential and UnLeash Your Performance.

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