Little Boxes

Sameness works for industry. It is desired by the corporate machine. If you want to make lots of the same thing over and over again, and your path to the greatest growth and profit is selling lots of that product, then you need lots of people who are willing to do the same thing. You want lots of people who will nail lots of boards to build those subdivisions. You need lots of people who will bolt on those bumpers to build those cars for folks to drive from their homes in the subdivisions to get to work, to type those letters and assemble those widgets and bolt on those bumpers. It is the model that has fueled the growth that all of us have ridden to the state of glorious abundance we now enjoy. But it is an old model and frankly outdated. Although as a society we have become all about the individual, the paradigm we exist in does not truly support or honor the individual. An individual is the opposite of sameness because the opposite of sameness is uniqueness. Each one of us is unique. The uniqueness of the individual is the focus of coaching.

Underneath the public self you present at work, socially, or at church, is YOU believing there is something more. Something better; more fulfilling. An alternative way of existing. An ALTERNITY, if you will. This Alternity that seems to elude your grasp is what is outside your current life. Your life currently is in default mode. The default settings mean more of the same; another paycheck, another pat on the back, another project completed, another empty year of unfulfilling work history to add to your resume. Your resume! That piece of paper we treat as if it is the map to our fulfilling future. A piece of paper we let guide our thinking and actions like it has some intelligence or magic; erroneously thinking that if we fill it with just the right certificates or number of years of attention-getting accomplishments that the next step in our goal-driven job hunt will manifest. The resume is DEAD. It is a method developed decades ago to make it easy for corporations in the industrial age to compare individuals as if they are tools to be used in the process of spitting out widgets. Do you remember the song from so many years ago, Little Boxes?

Here is a verse from that song by Malvina Reynolds:

And the people in the houses
All went to the university,
Where they were put in boxes
And they came out all the same,
And there’s doctors and lawyers,
And business executives,
And they’re all made out of ticky tacky,
And they all look just the same

You are not the same as anyone else. You have your own dreams and desires. You are not made out of ticky tacky. You have greatness within you. You can feel it. You need help to uncover it and to not be treated the same. Your Alternity awaits. I am committed to helping you transform into your best self and to reach your desires that currently elude you, the alternity that exists because you are unique.