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Posted by Mike Kaaks

2 September 2017

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Just Be Ready for Change

Posted by Mike Kaaks

24 January 2016

 Everything is iterative, although sometimes the connections are tenuous.

nothing is linear, we leap across chasms, we go sideways backwards and forwards
we think of our future in little iterative steps; we live life in big strides of change
Our plans for the future should just be open to the possibilities which we will encounter.
I wrote this in December 2011 and stored it in a draft email that is still sitting in my email where I chanced upon it just now. It’s another case of Synchronicity because just yesterday I watched a TED talk in which Kathryn Schulz, when talking about how we approach our future used the line “and something else happened instead”. I was instantly envious of what what she had created as her small phrase encapsulates perfectly this issue that has exercised my mind, and my coaching, for so long. In fact in August 2

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Mining for your Purpose

Posted by Mike Kaaks

9 January 2016

I was enjoying overlooking the beach at Scarborough having just watched (again!) the second of Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talks - the one about Purpose. He describes Purpose in terms of human resources and compares them to natural resources in so far as both of them being buried deep. You have to go looking for them he says; they are not lying around on the surface. And finally, he tells us that we have to create the circumstances where they show themselves. In the last point his message is similar to those of Joseph Jaworski, Scharmer, Tolle, and others about how we engage with the universe and how it engages with us.

I pondered this whilst taking in the magnificent ocean and azure sky and realised I had experienced exactly that path on the journey to understanding my Purpose. In 2003 I was selected to attend a corporate program learning how to coach others an

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