Coaching and computers - is there any commonality?
Well, parts of the brain are computers…storing automatic functions which are learnt behaviours, learnt beliefs, and automatic programmes (things you automatically do without thinking – like driving).
Then you have the human side of your brain, made up of facts and truths, which is your purpose and a meaning, leading you to achievement and satisfaction (well-being). The third part is the chimp aspect of your brain, always trying to survive. The chimp keeps trying to hijack your machine, hacking into your human brain and your computer…The Chimp is the emotional side of your brain.
If you have read 'The Chimp Paradox' by Dr Stephen Peters then you will know where I am going with this…
Essentially, when you work with a business coach, we help you understand how to manage your chimp effectively, allowing you to continue learning more about yourself and the world around you, removing emotional reactions which in turn will aid you to nourish the human side of your brain. This allows you to happily live your life and truly understand your purpose or meaning in life.
Like a computer you can programme your brain to work how you want them to - therefore a coach can aid you to re-programme the computer side of your brain, helping you store more useful facts and realistic truths about yourself instead of letting your chimp take over.
Business coaches are the people-developers that aid you to understand your emotions, behaviours and overall mindset. This sets you up for success and stops any cyber-attacks (other people’s opinions) from sabotaging your correct path.
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