by Valentino Virsescu (Romania)

Over the years, as the technological leap and the fast-paced evolution of our society has been putting more pressure on our daily lives and profession, more people than ever turn to self-development and coaching.

Due to the challenging times of this year, people have been shaken from the usual status-quo, ultimately facing obstacles and confusion both professionally and personally.

People having a better understanding of themselves, their skills and abilities, with a sturdy set of expertise can overcome more easily obstacles and flourish in whatever they set their minds to.

This last year, according to statistics, self-development sales have been on the rise, with 2020 setting records-high sales in this category.

Source: NPD BookScan

How can one have a better understanding of one’s skills and abilities? How can one merge one’s passion with the innate abilities, skills and profession?

As you may already know, experts are better at what they do – hence are better paid, get access to more clients, and so on, when they have a clear understanding of their skills and abilities, and merge them into a ‘system’ or product that includes their passion into their profession. Lately, there have been a few guidelines on how to get clarity on why and what we do: Maslow’s ‘Hierarchy of needs’, Simon Sinek’s ‘The Golden Circle’, just to name a few.

These are the guidelines specially designed to get clarity in what you do, why you do it and how you do it. These guidelines will give you clarity on what skills to use, which of your innate abilities are most useful and how to merge them with your passion in a comprehensive ‘system’ or technique that taps into and brings forth your potential.

Source: iCN Issue 32  (Coaching Tools, Techniques & Models of Coaching); pages