What up what up what up and a wonderful GOOD MORNING to you all! Started off the morning with a dog walk and one “poop bag.” Needed two. Not good and a bit of a challenge to do clean up but I made it happen!
Today’s bit o trivia: MS Achille Lauro. This was Tom Hanks’ ship. Used to be called Willem Ruyes. This ship was cursed…literally. Two times it had collided with another ship causing serious damage to itself. Four times it had onboard fires due to whatever mechanical or boiler explosion. In 1985, the Palestinian Liberation Front seized it (like pirates and stuff) demanding the release of Palestinian prisoners. Finally, in 1994, it had a huge fire caused by a boiler explosion that finally sent this cursed galleon on the bottom of the sea off the coast of Somalia. To make it even more eerie, the wreckage has not been found! Just kidding on the Tom Hanks thing
Monday Musings Ed-vise today
Had a great week/ weekend out in Seaside. Spent with family and face coverings, we had a great turkey day (even if my inlaws don’t really like turkey)!
I’ve been reading Cal Newport’s other book So Good They Can’t Ignore You. Really a good read that I encourage everyone to take a read and add to their collection.
In it, Cal talks about deliberate practice. Deliberate practice requires deep thinking about what you are doing and an ability to obtain immediate feedback. Usually from a coach. And that is what I have been musing about since I came across it. Having a coach. That is, finding a coach.
See, in my years of ju-jitsu and judo, I have found great coaches. Been actually blessed to have found them. I’ve been training long enough to actually think I can coach. I do from time to time.
However, outside of that, in the business world or professional (meaning profession) I have not been able to find them. I do consulting. Safety consulting. Yet, I have not been able to find a “Consultant’s Coach” or a “Safety Coach.” I also work at law. Yet I have not been able to track down a “Law Coach.” There are business coaches out there by the thousands. So called “Leadership Coaches” by the millions. Yet, specific field coaches, for me, I have not been able to find. Thus, I am relegated to pursing and perfecting these endeavors on my own.
If you are a business and you want great success in your business, you must coach your people and push them to become better. I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember there’s always someone better than you. Go find them and learn from them!