The last 6 years has been a journey of learning and realizations. Of these, the one that stands out the most is that growing and transformation are not dependent on one’s age, achievements, financial conditions or status in life. One can continue to grow and transform when one is willing and open minded!
I am grateful for our Haraya Coaching Team (most especially our founder Jackie) who unselfishly shares new ideas and continuously challenges one another to reach our full potential. Thank you, guys!
Through these 6 years, I have learned and shared so many concepts, ideas, thoughts, and learnings, and there are 6 key learnings that for me really shaped my coaching and Haraya experience:
ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.
The propinquity effect is the tendency for people to form friendships with those whom they encounter often, forming a bond between subject and friend.
3. Golden Circle by Simon Sinek
“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe”
― Simon Sinek, Start with Why
4. Grit by Angela Duckworth
As Duckworth defines it, grit is passion and sustained persistence applied toward long-term achievement, with no particular concern for rewards or recognition along the way. It combines resilience, ambition, and self-control in the pursuit of goals that take months, years, or even decades.
Ikigai is a Japanese word whose meaning translates roughly to a reason for being, encompassing joy, a sense of purpose and meaning and a feeling of well-being. The word derives from iki, meaning life and kai, meaning the realization of hopes and expectations.
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” Epictetus
Coaching is at the heart of Haraya, Propinquity is what keeps us together, the Golden Circle crystallizes our vision, Grit is the fuel that keeps us moving forward, Ikigai is our reason to keep doing what we do, and Gratitude is what we feel when we fulfill our mission. I am eternally Grateful to be part of this Team!
Here’s to more years of being in a community, rather… in a family who agree to GROW together!