I have created a new webpage of
some of my favorite books that I use in my coaching work. All
these books are available (new and used) through Amazon.com which is
were my site will take you if you see something that looks
interesting. Go to:
Speaking of old favorites, here is
the opening story from Richard Bach’s 1977 National Bestseller,
Illusions. It is a great reminder that miracles happen when
you stop trying to control every little thing!
there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great
river. The current of the river swept silently over them all-young and
old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going its own way,
knowing only its own crystal self.
Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks
of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting
the current was what each had learned from birth.
But one creature said, ‘I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it
with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I
shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die
The other creatures laughed and said, ‘Fool! Let go, and that current
will throw you tumbled and smashed across the rocks, and you will die
quicker than boredom!’ But the one heeded them not, and taking a
breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current
across the rocks.
Yet in time, as the creature refused to cling again, the current
lifted him, free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more.
And the creatures downstream, to whom he was a stranger cried, ‘See a
miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the Messiah,
come to save us all!’ And the one carried in current said, ‘I am no
more Messiah than you. The river delights to lift us free, if only we
dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure.’ But they
cried the more, ‘Savior!’ all the while clinging to the rocks, and
when they looked again he was gone, and they were left alone making
legends of a Savior.”
Have a productive March,
Sales Performance Coach to Financial Advisors