Don’t call me perfect…

Posted on 20 October, 2010 by Sam

Occasionally people fall for the myth that coaches must be perfect – that we’re extraordinary beings who radiate love and success and happiness, and have the perfect life.

That’s a nice ideal to work towards, but it is as ridiculous as it is impossible!

We are simply human – and I sometimes like to think of humanity as “perfect in our imperfection”. I might try to radiate love, but I certainly don’t manage it 100% of the time. And whilst I’m increasing the success and happiness and fulfillment in my life (& hopefully inspiring it in others), there’s a long way to go yet. Read more of this article »

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Will the Myth of Selfishness Ruin Your 2009?

Posted on 1 December, 2008 by Sam

What do you want from 2009? What will the New Year hold for you? As you start thinking about what you want to do or have, does a sense of guilt creep in?

Whether you have a specific memory from a young age, or even just a sense of ‘learning’ that selfishness was an inherently bad thing – it seems intrinsic to our moral education as human beings; and so when it comes time to start thinking about what we want our next year to be like, there is often an accompanying sense of guilt that holds us back from being truthful with ourselves about our goals.
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