I am sure you have noticed.
Now more than ever, people are feeling more stuck, burnt out, frustrated and disconnected. Many times people are facing both home and work stress.
I am sure you have also noticed that people are starting to feel more and more doubtful that true change is possible.
Each and every one of us are facing some heavyweight issues in modern society. Whether we want to talk about it, or not, this is the first time that we are now globally facing large-scale impact together.
We also live in a time when we are bombarded with over-complicated tax forms, global warming debates (“It is real!” “It is fake!” “It is real!” “It is fake!”), politics meant to protect the greater good losing clout to the richest lobbyist, corporations not batting an eyelash for environmental impact or people's well-being, and eating meals feeling unsure if the genetically modified foods we now consume are contributing to the skyrocketing food allergies or cancer. Not small stuff.
Head scratching. Heart sinking. Our nervous systems are on overload.
Yet, here is the thing… most people turn to bad habits to cope with these stressors. We turn to media addiction, to food, to overworking, to worrying, to fighting with loved ones or avoiding and checking out altogether.
Krishna Murti once said something that powerfully relates to the modern-day human experience. He said, “It is not a sign of health to be well adjusted to a sick society.”
In essence, there is a better way!
Of course, we are feeling burnt out, disconnected and tired. Yay, we invented virtual reality, but what about using our human intelligence to solve actual problems? What a concept.
Of course, we are frustrated at work. Aren’t you tired of seeing the ways a manager could improve and then scratch your head when they do the opposite?
Of course, we crave more! We know deep down that what is missing is living a life more integrated, healthy and attuned to a life purpose. Fulfillment comes from being a part of something bigger than us, being a part of a solution and leaving the world better than how we found it.
Furthermore, linear thinking creates linear solutions. Linear solutions, produce more linear outcomes. The time for linear problem solving has come to an end. It is no longer working. We are living in a time when all aspects of the whole need to be considered in order to produce truly successful solutions.
This is equally true globally as well as in our personal day-to-day lives. Whether you feel called to help global initiatives transform, or to help empower single-mothers to gain financial footing after a hardship, everyone benefits from an integrative framework.
We call this type of problem-solving, Integrative Intelligence™.
You can make a huge difference in people's lives when you help them integrate their potentials.
You are also not alone in feeling the weight of a world that is in need of new approaches and feeling called to be apart of the solution. We do too.
Your valuable insights on what is missing, and what isn’t working, can be turned into a catalyst for a positive future and leave other’s grateful to have crossed paths with you.
You can use your life to turn around and help people turn their lives and work into happy and meaningful endeavors.
You can put your own experiences, education, and wisdom towards empowering others.
Consider this… it doesn’t matter how long a room has been dark, all it takes is one light to illuminate it.
You can be that light for others. We show you how.
If you feel called to play a bigger role as a positive solution in people’s lives, then we invite you to learn more about the profound ways that coaching is positively shaping people’s lives and work.
By Laurel Elders, PCC
IICT Founder / Senior Faculty