Do you know what is the one skill people ‘with all the answers’ lack?
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The ability to ask the right questions.
I have been coaching healthcare professionals for some time. Much of my coaching is about Improvement Science. So they can improve how patients are cared for. But you can’t help it – some of what I share trickles into people’s personal and professional outlook. It can’t help but inspire them to become better, nudge them to ask for more from themselves.
Today, I want to bust a myth that has been sold to us; that we have swallowed without much thought.
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Gurus, experts and thought leaders will tell you that the sure road to failure is to try to become all things. Because there is only so much to which you can pay your focus and energy. And there are only a few things in which you can really attain mastery and find meaning.
In other words, you can either be a jack of all trades, or master of a few. Right?
Are you feeling overwhelmed right now? Do you feel like you are on the verge of burnout?
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As busy executives, professionals, businessmen, entrepreneurs…heck even as parents, it is all too common for us to go into a state of complete overwhelm very once in a while. You feel like your brain is overflowing with ideas, to-do lists, incomplete projects, dreams, worries, aspirations, conversations you need to have, items you want to purchase….the list goes on and on! You may even be in a situation where your desk or file is overflowing with written lists – which you have not been able to revisit.
This build-up eventually causes you to become paralyzed into inaction. It can also lead to stress-related physical, emotional and psychological illnesses.