July 7, 2017
How many times have you gotten feedback from people who mean well however the seemingly good suggestions come out sounding negative? You know things like, you performed really great but if you could have done this one thing it would have been amazing. Or maybe your employer said something like, good job, but if you could have added this or that, it could have been even better.
Let’s face it feedback is necessary to see how we can improve, but what if we got feedforward instead? What if before we actually took on a task we got suggestions on how to improve in a positive way. If we were encouraged, we naturally want to do better.
I remember when I was in third grade, and my teacher Mrs. Weber always gave me feedforward. I wanted to always strive to be my best in her class. She created a space for me to feel secure, loved and calm.
We learn when we feel encouraged. We learn when we feel like people care. It is actually positive feedback.
Watch this amazing video on how this young boy was able to get better and better at drawing, by his peers giving him encouragement.
What would you be able achieve if you were given some positive feedback? A coach is your advocate to encourage you to be your best. Need a Coach? Let’s talk.
March 17, 2015
Sometimes I hear people say they are bored. I know I have heard children say this, and I believe they need guidance, direction, and education to understand that there are many subjects they can get interested in. As parents, teachers, and guides we are here to direct them to their interests. Once they acquire the passion for learning and improving themselves, they will have no need to prove themselves. When you try to prove yourself worthy, you are missing out on improving yourself. You become outwardly directed and begin to compete against yourself. That’s what bullying is. They want to prove themselves rather that improve themselves. The secret is to improve yourself, and grow into all you can be. Everything is inside you waiting to be discovered. Your dreams, passions, gifts, and creative genius, is all inside you. When you begin to become a never, ending learner, you awaken to these miracles. All it takes is a shift in consciousness to see it this way. It is time for all of us to improve ourselves. To teach our children to live together peacefully in this world by focusing on how we can grow, change, and improve ourselves.
August 27, 2013
Children are natural innovators. They always asking questions. Why is the grass green? Why is the sky blue? How does that airplane fly? Where do babies come from? They are curious, and have a desire to learn. Some times they come up with some marvelous and ingenious answers. We need to cultivate that curiosity as they grow to be adults. With that mind frame they will be our next innovators.
The definition of innovation is:
1 : the introduction of something new 2 : a new idea, method, or device
Innovation is the key to creating some thing new. It starts with thinking of a way to improve a situation or thing, that can help people in some way. It starts with an idea, then it needs to be cultivated continuously, for that idea to take root and manifest into its physical counter part. Instead if thinking about a problem, think about what can be done about the problem to unleash a solution. Through innovation, an idea, will pop into your head as to how to resolve the issue. Without innovation we would still be in the dark ages. Now more than ever we need innovators to resolve the problems of today’s world. The answers are all there, ready to be tapped into. All we need to do is allow the ideas to flow to us.
The next few years we will see amazing innovations, shaping and changing the world for the better. You too can be on the cutting edge of the verge of innovation. All you need to ask is how can I make this world better and your on your way.