So, What is Your “Big Game” In Life Right Now?
What is most important to you right now?
Let’s get to the point. I and everyone else hires a coach to help produce results, period. “Play to Win” is the method of choice for going after those results. Now that you have gone through “Know Thyself” and have a desired outcome clearly in your heart, it is time to “Play to Win.”
Introduction to the 12 Week “Play to Win®” Coaching Method
Unleashing the Human Spirit of Play! Creating Winning Results!
Key Themes of This Program:
1) Any endeavor can be a playable, coach-able game – Our theory is that any endeavor in life can be played as a winnable game worth playing. If a game is worth playing then it is also worth playing better which means it is coach-able! In this program you will learn how to create a winnable game in any area of life whether it’s business, career, relationship, health, basketball, spiritual quest, personal growth, community leadership, personal leadership… ANYTHING.
2) What to expect from me as your Coach
I’ll help you learn, practice and refine the skills of the game you choose. We will develop an effective personalized game plan. We’ll have the ability to evaluate the results of the game to facilitate development and learning. One important area we’ll go over is this: You must be able to celebrate successes in a way that expands awareness and to debrief losses in a way that promotes growth and restores your desire to get back into the game. We’ll strive to have a way of doing things that is reliable, consistent and grounded in experience.
3) Creating a compelling action-oriented, result-focused game to play and master (and the transformation from work to play). Most people have been trained to WORK on things that matter and that play is only acceptable when the matter is frivolous. We will turn this around and show how you can PLAY at the things that matter most. By playing you will unleash your creativity, self-expression, resourcefulness, personal values AND focus on results. By evoking the human spirit of play you will have a LOT more fun AND get better, more sustainable results.
4) Evaluating progress based on results – and – Celebrating successes and learning from failure. One big reason why people stop playing in life is because they don’t like losing; Better to not play at all than to take a chance to really play hard for something and suffer a heart-breaking defeat. We will discover together that every loss can lead to a future success when you evaluate what happened from a judgment-free-perspective. We will practice the profound and liberating technique called JFA – Judgment Free Awareness. It’s also important when you are playing for BIG results and you get them, to celebrate those big results! Many of us were taught that it is not polite to celebrate so we’ll shift that nicely.
5) The important distinction between focusing on tasks vs. the focus on mastery.
In most of the games of life the fundamental action is talking to people; making requests, collaborating and adding value. However, most people try to approach their big games in life by burying themselves in a task list. Why? Because tasks are safe and people are dangerous! (not literally dangerous, but conversations can be emotionally risky). Growing up as workers in the Industrial Economy we have been trained to be task oriented. To truly thrive in life you also have to play toward mastery. The benefit of mastery is that it is fulfilling and it continues to build over a lifetime; while the joy of reaching an outcome (completing a task) tends to be fleeting.
6) Support and challenge and the Pursuit of Human Greatness. There is no greatness without challenge! No one achieves greatness without support. Certainly as a coach I want the players I coach to become GREAT Players. Greatness is where you love the game and play the game so well that you lift up the other players because of the way you play. I’m going to ask your permission from time to time to challenge you, push you. There are other times when it is more important to support you. I will also ask permission to interrupt you on occasion if our conversation loses focus and gets into a lengthy story that may not be going anywhere. I might say, “Can I interrupt you, can you bottom line it here, or, can get to the main point?” Coaching is a collaborative effort. Believe me, I will be gaining and growing right along with you. We’ll learn and grow together towards the fulfillment that you desire.
I’m blessed, I was born to coach. I just love it, and I’m truly excited to be your coach! Welcome to Play to Win!
Always my best, Coach David Eldredge