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Creativity is putting your imagination to work,
and it's produced the most extraordinary results in human culture.
Ken Robinson

Okay, this is pushing the A-Z a bit, but go with me on this.

Often people come to me for coaching thinking they have to become ‘different’ in order to create extraordinary results. They need to be more clever, skilled, brave, extrovert,… generally ‘better’ in some way. 

Now yes, occasionally, if you want to achieve a project, you may need to learn a new skill, although you could also get someone else already skilled to do that part. But so often when I am working with people, a common problem is that they forget what extraordinary things they have done before and so tell themselves they aren’t up to doing the same in the future. They also allow that little, often noxious voice that sits in all our heads, to get in the way, the one which tells them “shouldn’t”, “oughtn’t”, “can’t”, “mustn’t”.

But that little, very realistic sounding voice is just imagined, so put that powerful imagination to positive use. Think, “well, what if I did this, what could I create?” See your idea as big, as colourful, as brilliant as you can. Don’t worry about the how, just imagine the ‘what’. Once you have your idea and are inspired by it, it is surprising how quickly you can start working out the next steps. 

And once you are committed to your idea, you will also be surprised at how you get over those initial negative thoughts and produce many extraordinary things, for yourself and others.

If this has struck a chord with you and you want to find out if coaching will support you, check out how we could work together and get in touch.

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