The Curious Coach Podcast

Episode 087:
Mini: Your Focus

This week’s challenge is about becoming aware of where you are placing your focus…

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Hi there, and welcome to this week’s mini episode of The Curious Coach Podcast. This week’s reflective challenge is about becoming conscious of where you are placing your focus.  Now, what do I mean by that? Sometimes we focus our attention on things without even realising them. Certain thoughts, certain situations, or whatever it happens to be.

We may become obsessed with them without even realising that it’s happening. Let me give you an example. When you begin to learn to coach, you start to notice different things about your client.  In one particular session you might be paying attention to the language that they’re using. Or you might be paying attention to how they’re breathing. Or where they’re looking. Or their body language…and usually what happens, is that when you start to focus on any one of those things, that’s all you can see!!!!

You suddenly focus on the language and maybe don’t really notice the body language! Or how they’re breathing. Or what else might be happening for them.  And the challenge, especially with coaching, is to become competent enough to be aware of the whole person, at once.  And then notice what draws your attention.

So my challenge for you this week, is to just be curious about what’s grabbing your attention…taking your focus… maybe it’s a situation that you’re replaying over and over in your head, or maybe it’s a particular feeling, or thought. Whatever it is, just be curious about it!  And usually once you become aware of it, then, you might be able to let it go and see what else grabs your focus.

So, as always, I’d love to hear what you noticed and perhaps what happened for you during the week. So please, don’t forget to send me an email to [email protected] or, if you’re watching on LinkedIn, drop a comment in below this video and I’d love to hear from you!

So, that’s it for this week and, don’t forget, as always…stay curious!!!