I have a button-nosed angel of a niece (who also happens to have a rebellious, mischievous streak). She’s almost three, and I adore her.
I particularly love watching her navigate the world.
She used to point to something and, in her adorable little toddler voice, ask me “Titi, what is it?”
I used to give her an answer. But one day I paused and just said, “You tell me.”
And wouldn’t you know it, she could tell me exactly what it was.
I realized that she didn’t need me to give her an answer; I could “hold space” for her to find her own answers.
(Tell me you have an aunt for a life coach without telling me you have an aunt for a life coach 😂)
This increases her confidence, resourcefulness, and self-reliance way more than me telling her the answer.
It’s the same thing with coaching.
I can give you answers all day long, but you miss the opportunity to develop your own opinions, your own critical thinking, and your own strategies.
So, when you attend a Pique workshop or join Half-Finished to Done, LIVE, don’t expect me to give you an immediate answer. Expect me to help you find your own.
And warning: This process might annoy you; you might roll your eyes; you might insist to me that you truly don’t know the answer (in a very whiny voice, might I add). But I promise that we’ll have a good laugh about it.
As a client said to me recently, “…you never let up…”
She’s right; I don’t.
Trust it; this is 100 times more valuable for you in your life long-term than me spouting out the answer.
So, if you’d like to experience the breakthrough moments that come from learning to give yourself incredible answers to your own questions, be sure to join the Pique email list below.
You’ll receive invitations to future Monday Hour One 5-Day Challenges and free Monday Hour One workshops.
You’ll also get the free guide: 5 Reasons Your Projects are Half-Finished Yet.