As I continue to move through my 100-Day Plan with Coach Mark Hollander, I'm noticing that while Mark may have a gentle conversational style, it's about like noticing the smoothness of steel. Let me elaborate:
In what I now realize was something of a wimp-out on my part in our last session, I asked if I should think about scaling back my ambitions a bit, that I was going after too much too quickly. And then Mark's calm voice came back and said: "I think you're wimping out." It hit me: Mark may have a relaxed style, but he isn't going to put up with ANY retreat. And it made me think, why would I be thinking about going back? In my guest post at Walter Terry's Taming Project Chaos Blog, I wrote about conquering yourself like the Roman Empire. Now I was sounding like someone they'd have steamrolled over, and Mark called me on it.
I'm looking forward to learning more about the 100 Day Plan's framework as we go: not sure I fully have my arms around it yet on a structural basis ... more to come.