You’re good at the outer game of every day life and business. You’re already very good at what you do. And there are lots of tools and strategies I can share to improve on what you do. The outer game is important to get right. But the inner game can be just as important.
We can’t keep doing same old and expect to make fundamental changes. And in 15+ years of coaching, real change usually involves the inner game in some form.
As a sport psychologist I noticed that the outer game of sport is hugely dependent on the inner game of beliefs and identity. The athlete scans inward, and changes their own beliefs and identity, and the outer game of performance changes profoundly.
In business the same is true. Inner game work improves outer performance. This can be as simple as a conversation around what is a great client or a great employee. Or it can be as profound as identifying a lifelong pattern of behavior, and deciding to change. In 1000’s of situations the pattern is clear: First we gain some awareness, then change happens automatically. And awareness then creates more awareness, making it easier to grow and change.
It’s not rocket science. It’s just getting a better handle on the previously invisible workings of the mind. And then turning the handle to get better results. And I have seen how a few minutes of looking at things differently can change your world.