As a Career change and Life coach I get quite a kick from helping people “do more of what you love”.
But, as with many things in life, results can take time and are often different from what was first conceived.
Yet, in my coaching practice I do meet clients who are prepared to honestly assess their present circumstances, guesstimate where they probably want to be, and then proceed to take action.
This is where coaching can act as a focal point for change – by concentrating on, reinforcing and supporting the client’s actions towards desired and meaningful experiences.
All the time recognizing that while some future events and outcomes are visible, predictable and achievable – there may be many that are ‘unseen’ and exist in the class of ‘life happens anyway’.
And that brings me back to this career changer and what he should do.
“What to do”?
After some online research he discovered these amazing urban homestead folks living their dream in Pasadena, California.
From a coaching perspective the actions of the Dervaes family are ‘congruent’ – values, lifestyle and action in alignment.
That alone makes what they’ve done over the years worthy of study and admiration (IMO).
Which is what my client is now doing.
Check out their amazing “Homegrown Revolution – Radical Change Taking Root’ YouTube video. (And look out for the ‘Hand Trowel held aloft’ clip – a personal power statement if ever there was one.)
(Oct 2011 Update:
Unfortunately the video seems to have been removed:
“This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Wholesome Goodness Productions.”)
– Mark McClure