Our wonderful Nest thermostat broke. And I was at a total loss for what to do about it because … technology. So we called the Nest company and it turns out we needed an electrician. And the whole time the electrician was at our house, I was observing his work, trying to figure out what he was doing, and why he was doing it (I didn’t get very far).
It just seemed like such a small thing (a loose wire) and that, technically, I could fix it on my own if only I knew how.
And then something similar happened with our plumbing. We had a simple leak in our sink and I couldn’t figure out how to fix it. And when the plumber came, I tried my hardest to watch and follow what he was doing so that in the future, I could fix our own little leaks. No such luck.
I couldn’t help but wonder, How do they do that? I realized how different it is within coaching, or my coaching practice. I don’t want clients trying to observe and wonder, How do I coach myself? And feel lost. My goal is for my clients, and really for everyone, to know how to self-coach. I want them to have the skill themselves so they know just what to do when a situation comes up in their day
Self-skilled = the ability to have the skill YOURSELF and not have to wait and rely on a “professional” to do the job for you. Let’s all get self-skilled.