Some Stuff We Know, Some Stuff We Don't
RSS Follow Become a Fan

Delivered by FeedBurner

Recent Posts

Take Five with Kate Enters
Take Five with Jon Jacob
Meet the Art World Experts
Christmas Greetings!
Take Five with Caroline Dale

Most Popular Posts

Take Five with Trina Dalziel
Take Five with Nina Farrell
Take Five with Alexandra Harley
Creatives Blocks - They Happen to Us All
Take Five with Claire Meredith


Advent Calendar
Take Five
Well being


February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010

powered by

My Blog

Some Stuff We Know, Some Stuff We Don't

It can be very easy to judge people against your own experiences.  It is even easier to judge yourself against others’.  This more than often comes out negatively, especially when it comes to our own self esteem.  There can be a part of us which feels like we should know everything.  One of the hardest things to realise, often because we just don’t think about it, is that we all have different experiences, know different things.

I was reminded of this recently with a story from my days in theatre administration.  We were looking at how we could entice people into the theatre and make it a more ‘everyday’ experience.  We talked about the programming, the signage, accessible performances, etc.  Then someone said, “and we need to make it easier for someone to come in and buy a ticket”.

I was surprised.  We had phone lines, a box office visible from the street, induction loops, big print/Braille information,… 

“No”, my colleague explained, “easier as in less frightening to buy a ticket for anyone who has never been to the theatre before.”

I still didn’t get his point and said so.  I mean as a theatregoer, I knew you just walked in and asked for the ticket you wanted.  

My colleague took a £10 note out of his pocket and gave it to me.  

“Go round the corner to the bookies and place a bet”.

Ah ha - the sound of a penny dropping!  Having never placed a bet, I had no idea where to start, didn’t know the jargon, what was expected of me.  I could just see me walking into the strange place and being totally humiliated.

So if something is a breeze to someone else, but is a total mystery to you, cut yourself some slack.  It’s a great opportunity to learn something new.  Then you can pass on some of the things you know which they don’t.

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.

0 Comments to Some Stuff We Know, Some Stuff We Don't:

Comments RSS

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment