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What's Holding You Back?

What keeps you from dreaming, moving—reaching for more out of your life? What’s keeping you from achieving some of the goals you’ve already set? What separates you from the level of self-leadership that will ensure a more satisfying, productive journey.

Coaching can help you find your answers, unlock your potential, and deliver the personal progress you seek for yourself.

More than just down pat, dot-point responses to the above queries, Success Waypoint coaching and workshops invite you to new perspectives about self and life. We can help you guide your personal and professional life approach into a better alignment with where you want to go, using the authority that you may have given away, and what we call your “Emotional Compass.”

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It's All About Emotion

Great leadership factors emotion. Employee engagement depends on emotion. Great branding is about hooking the emotions. Choices of partnership, marriage, parenting, buying a car or a house, our work—ultimately decided by emotion. Yes, facts and logic are a significant part of making a choice, but most often, the reason we take one direction over another is an emotional one.

In fact, we can say that
every decision we make is an emotional one and most often made as a way to get to a better result from making that choice. It follows, then, that there is no such thing as a purely logical decision.

We make all "rational" decisions according to preference for one set of data points over another, or just as often, based on a desire to get something else that the chosen logic will help bring to us.

We may think that we are using logic when we decide, but to make a particular choice, we must like the outcome of that pick—at least a bit better than the alternatives. If we are expressing a preference for an outcome (at any level), we are making an emotional choice.

We explore this idea further in our introduction to the "Desire Engine" on this site, but for now, let's agree that misunderstanding and mismanaging our emotional nature is bound to have a deleterious effect on our decision-making and life.

It doesn't have to go that way.

Emotional Mastery

Emotional Mastery is the core idea of our coaching and workshops. Emotional Mastery goes beyond traditional emotional intelligence (Ei) practice and training; inviting individuals to consider a lasting change of perspective on how they understand and use their emotions.

As you work towards Emotional Mastery (an ongoing discipline), you will enjoy a real difference in how you read and harness your emotions. You will make better choices and communicate with more authenticity and effectiveness.

More than the standard set of self-help dot-points and to-dos, Emotional Mastery Coaching inspires you to make new and better choices from the inside, out.

Our destiny changes with our thought; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thought corresponds with our desire.
Orison Swett Marden

Everything changes when we do. We change when our perspective changes. Emotional Mastery builds on the widely accepted works of Ei experts to date. It combines these with mindfulness practices, and original Success Waypoint concepts to add a new depth of understanding for earnest students of Emotional Intelligence.

We crafted our coaching and workshops so that attendees experience many “ah-ha” moments. As we write in our Mastering Emotional Intelligence course description, workshops include an interactive blend of lecture and fun exercises that allow participants to view themselves and their emotional natures in a new, expanded way. Coaching offers the same opportunity for expanding viewpoints, in a one to one interactive experience.

After a time of mindfulness practice, and Emotional Mastery practice, our life approach paradigm changes. We find we are not dependent on realizing our desires to create or sustain our happiness. The road towards the fulfillment of our desires becomes our primary source of happiness. We can playfully choose our desires, and playfully move through the journey to realize them. In such a way of being, if we do not get “the thing,” we more quickly make peace with that, because we have wrung all the fun we could have out of the journey. The paradox is, that when we approach the journey with a sense of playfulness and adventure, we are more likely to achieve the very thing we playfully chose as our goal.

The result we are looking for is a happier, more prosperous, more resilient you.