all questions. no answers.
Linchpin by Seth Godin is the coolest book that I have read not only this year, but maybe even in a very long time before this year. I am picking up what Seth is putting down, shoving it into every pocket and jamming it into every spare plastic bag that I can find. You should too.
One thing that smacked me in the face was the difference between attachment and discernment and how impossible it is to be a change agent (and a linchpin) while remaining attached to “how things are” and “how things will be”.
This rolled into a big coaching learning about how the need to be “right”, even with the most honourable intentions, stifles growth and shuts down the client. (If I am rushing to get the “right” answer for the client, where does that leave them?)
With a giant gulping breath, the new challenge at The Living Dreamboard is to spend the next thirty days on questions…not:
- Racing to find the “right” answer or “right” solution to the problem.
- Jumping ahead to the desired result and planning from there.
- Attaching to the outcome.
- Engaging the beginners mind.
- Taking it in, noticing, letting it unfold.
- Noticing what happens with the air of: “isn’t that interesting”.
This is the perfect time, as I personally go through a lot of change and growth, and also to channel the wide-eyed kid at Christmas that this challenge definitely requires.
So: 30 days. All questions. No answers. Deep breaths.