We don’t have a lot of songbirds here in Hyde Park, Austin.
We have Carolina wren, American robin, mockingbird, northern cardinal. And occasionally a tufted titmouse.
That’s about it. The rest are grackles, blue jays, doves.
To attract more singing birds, I hang up a bird feeder specifically designed for small birds.
And squirrels… evidently.
On the first day, the most audacious squirrel eats right through the plastic of the feeder tube and feasts on the food.
Gone, all of the seed.
No problem. I hang a plate over it, so he can’t access the feeder.
The next day I find that he can. Don’t ask me how, but I see him hanging at the bottom of the feeder, stuffing himself with seeds as if he is in the Garden of Eden.
Game over. I plan to beat him with my human intelligence. I hang an aluminum lasagne pan over the plastic plate. This will make the top of the feeder so wobbly, that any attempt to swing around it to get at the feeder, will result in him losing his balance and falling to the ground.
Little did I know of the acrobatic tenacity of my squirrel superhero. I watch him while he figures out the wobbly aluminum pan. He tries this and that. He tries again. And ultimately he succeeds.
While I am sad about not having attracted any songbird, I am certainly inspired by this squirrel. He is a phenomenal example of a growth mindset, not being hindered by any limiting belief, 200% committed to achieving his goals.
Maybe you want some of that mindset yourself.
Maybe you feel stuck, because you have tried everything to inspire a key partner to contribute to the success of your mission and he still doesn’t return your calls. You feel frustrated and hopeless, and maybe consider giving up.
Or you really need focused time to work on your most essential priorities, and your team keeps interrupting you with urgent, but not so important issues. You feel depleted and overwhelmed.
Maybe your team meetings have a few talks all the time and your timid team members don’t get speak up. The atmosphere is contentious and you know you are not utilizing all the wisdom in the team.
Or your responsibilities are just exhausting you, and you want to change jobs but feel too scared to give up financial safety.
These are some of the things my clients have worked on. They created amazing results and found that the coaching was not just a worthwhile investment, it was also a much needed space to reflect on their values, get feedback and inspiration, and fail fast forward.
In honor of International Coaching Week, this May I offer anyone who signs up for six coaching sessions one extra free session. So that is $600 for seven sessions. Sign-up here.
P.S.: You want to see if this would be something for you? Schedule a free, discovery session.
P.P.S.: As of June 1, you pay $150 per session.
P.P.P.S.: You can use those seven sessions till November 15, 2020.