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Student of Life
When we're young we ask a lot of questions. With the answers to those questions and our life experiences we gain knowledge and wisdom, which I like to call the school of hard knocks. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted.  Been there, done that!

When we start school our desire to ask questions can be muted by fear.  Fear could be the result of ridicule or someone laughing at you or making you feel stupid, inadequate or humiliated.

Some may thrive on the learning process but refuse to speak up or ask questions. However, they will work and study on their own for endless hours to understand and figure things out.

Having been a coach for over three decades, I have discovered there are many ways to learn and the best teacher is the one who breaks things down to simple terms, restates the information in multiple ways and ensures the student understands by asking if it makes sense.

It's easy to complicate something simple but it requires skill to simplify something that is complicated.

Last month I took a class in Microsoft EXCEL at the local Junior College to help me with projects at work.  Until recently I had very little experience or need for this program.  I'm a hands-on learner; let me try it and experience it then I'll remember what I learned.  Online class are not for me - I need to have an instructor present.

Going back to school can be either intimidating or an adventure.  I attended the EXCEL class with a co-worker and we arrived a few minutes early.  We were eager to learn how to use this application and, knowing we'd have lots of questions, we headed to the front row.  
The instructor was one of the best I've ever had.  He was an independent consultant who brought over forty years of real-world experience to the class.  He enjoyed problem solving and knew EXCEL inside and out. My co-worker and I continually found ourselves exploring the less traveled pathways of the application and took full advantage of the instructor’s extensive knowledge of the program.  

Two of the instructor’s characteristics that I liked most were his story telling and his sense of humor.  He was incredibly empathetic to the students who ranged in age from their 20s to 60s.  He encouraged everyone and would explain why an action would be useful then demonstrated it for us.  Afterward he allowed us try it on our own and ask questions or make comments before moving on to the next session.

Imagine how incredibly efficient our lives would be if we followed those steps when learning something new.  How often as adults do we fail to ask questions to understand something.  Or, because we are busy and focused on what we need to accomplish we ignore this process and fail to help someone else with our skill or expertise.

I feel truly blessed to be a coach and be able to help others. Being the student is a humbling experience. I would highly recommend you take yourself out of your comfort zone and learn something new.  Your perspective will change and your eyes and heart will be open to what others are experiencing as they are learning something new.

When was the last time you did something for the first time?  We don't grow old and stop learning, we grow old when we stop learning.  Choose to be a student of life.
I'm fond of Benjamin Franklin's quote: “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” 

TCOY = Take Care of You

Coach Lucy
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TCOY Tidbits...


The most effective way to do it, is to do it.  

~ Amelia Earhart  

We gain strength,and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot.

~ Eleanor Roosevelt


If you can't figure out your purpose, figure out your passion.  For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.   

~ J. D. Takes  

What one does is what counts and not what one had the intention of doing.  

~ Pablo Picasso

A man, as as general rule, owes very little to what he is born with - a man is what he makes himself.  

~ Alexander Graham Bell

Strength from Scripture: 

If you lack wisdom, ASK.

James 1:5

Lean not on your own understanding...

Proverbs 3:5-6


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Life is short; learn to dance in the rain and realize, perfection isn't sustainable so do the best you can with what you have.  

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Coach Lucy

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