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Monday
Jan242011

Here, Now

At Agile 2010, one of the sessions that spoke most to me was Gil Broza and David Spann’s “The Curious, Present, and Empathetic Coach.” In particular, the notion of being present and being “in” was something that I realized I needed to work on.

Around New Year’s, I read Susan Scott’s Fierce Conversations and I was struck by one of her rules for getting real: Be here, prepared to be nowhere else. A conversation with Gwen revealed that this is something I’m not very good at.

I just finished reading Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Wherever You Go, There You Are, and I was struck by how often I’m not where I am.

 

When you go somewhere, how often are you there? How often are you somewhere else?

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