As a Life Coach, I cannot understand why a coach would ever focus on their clients’ blocks. I see the blurbs everywhere, “Overcome your Blocks,” “Conquer Obstacles,” “Push through your Pain.” They are legitimate coaching methods, but I simply cannot understand why anyone would use them, given the much easier and more effective methods readily available.
Blocks suck. They suck the life out of clients, the joy out of work, and the fun out of life. Focusing on blocks sucks. I can do ‘Gapping the Goal,” and ‘Overcoming Blocks & Obstacles’ until the cows come home, but why would I? ‘Block’ focus results in more blocks being discovered. It’s arduous, exhausting work. It sucks.
After all, when we focus on the problem, the problem is all we see. Solutions are not contained within the problem, or the problem would not exist in the first place. Solutions live outside the problem; it is only by going outside the problem that we can find solutions.