As a coach who supports executive, professors, entrepreneurs and well,… just folks, I invest in myself more so than anything else. Going against societal norms, communal negativity, mass culture—operating counterculture takes effort and courage. To do Executive Coaching well in the 21st century, you have to be on top of your game 24/7.
It’s hard to sustain the energy to be distinct, and not be a “me too.” To create and play by your own rules. Writing and living your own script takes LOTS of courage. Being me unapologetically is a never ending effort of bold courage. The unrelenting pressure to conform is overwhelming. That’s why I have a mentor group, I have coaches and even a group of advisors.
My mentor group met for the Million Dollar Consulting Convention® in Atlanta just after President Obama’s visit. The first day opened with a keynote from the Million Dollar Consultant®, Alan Weiss on creating success and the second day was how to create and live into well-being that leads to success.
The day two keynote was given by the father of positive psychology, Martin Seligman. He stressed that well-being is not reduced misery and not correcting weaknesses but gratitude for what you have and building on what you’re good at. Here are some facts Seligman shared:
- Increase well-being and productivity increases
- Well-being can be built
- The target is not decreased depression, it’s increased well-being
- After a defeat optimists get better, pessimists get worse
- Optimism can be learned
- Training in positive psychology results in less drug addiction, less misery
You can read my full article with links to personal assessments and a wealth of information to support your well-being, here.
Brian’s Online Coaching Programs