I am a strong believer in organizations investing in their people and supporting them in continuing self improvement that benefits the organization. But I am a stronger believer in personal ownership of your own growth. If I had waited the last ten years for someone else to finance my personal training, education and growth , I would have stagnated in an office and felt very unproductive. Over the last few years I have been self employed and when you work for yourself, the only person investing revenue is you.
I have had to use my own savings to further my education, and my training and it was the best investment I have made. I realized that the sacrifice of using my savings, required complete focus and attention to completing with excellence the courses I had decided to take. I am responsible for my learning, my application and setting goals that will enhance how I use my time, my abilities and my strengths.
I want to be a good steward of how the Lord has created me. All of these areas are gifts from Him and I want to be an example of someone who works for the affirmation of the Lord over anyone else. I have the motto of " I answer to an Audience of One" and based on that belief I know that I need to be responsible and accountable for everything I do in this life.
It is imperative that individuals no longer have the attitude that it is the government, or the church or the company's role to make me smarter, more efficient, more equipped and successful. It is your attitude towards self investment that will make or break the success of your achievements.
Coaching has been around the sporting world for many years, and in the business sector for about 15 years in Canada but in the world of ministry it is still viewed by many as a peripheral way of enhancing growth. I would be thrilled to see this viewpoint change as more are experiencing incredible awareness, empowerment and strengths to move individuals into a preferred future. If you have been tossing around the idea of coaching, it is worth investigating and creating a partnership that will change the way you view yourself and your outlook on life. Perhaps pass on that entertainment piece for a few weeks and use that money to invest in yourself. You will not regret it!