Today watching a Rich Litvin coaching session, I realised something about myself that was in common with his client and is probably true for you too — We don’t recognise ourselves in other people’s inspirational stories about us.
Rich asked Jamie his client what did he think of the introduction he gave about him and Jamie’s reply was, “I love that introduction!” when asked how it made him feel he replied, “I want to be that guy, he sounds so cool! I forget the journey to this present moment. It’s only when someone says it back to you that you can see it so much clearer.”
Richard called that NOT FITTING INTO YOUR OWN STORY.
Jamie then turned the expert when he said:
“I’ve always felt the natural leader and have risen to any occasion dangerous or not to lead.” (He was an elite military diver usually strapped with explosives and diving below 2 hundred feet)
Although Jamie knew he had an extraordinary life, he went on to tell us about his epiphany after an accident:
In his always being a leader, he’d never got to learn because he was always teaching and coaching. Since then he makes it a practice to drop a step back from the extraordinary, so he can learn and allow himself to be impacted.
For me Ameeta Davis he’s now the true extraordinaire.
Thank you Rich and Jamie.