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  • 1. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 Focus on Values
  • 2. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 Values-driven People •Values-driven people are able to respond quickly and appropriately when crises arise. •Until you are aware of your values, you will never reach your maximum effectiveness as a coach. •People being coached will never move forward until they deal with the issue of values.
  • 3. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 The problem with most leaders today is they don’t stand for anything. If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything. - Don Shula Values…
  • 4. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 The ServiceMaster Corporation •International conglomerate •Began in 1929 as small moth-proofing business •Founder was a deeply religious man •Wanted to serve other people and serve the master •Company values (prominently engraved on a marble slab): To honor God in all we do To help people develop To pursue excellence To grow profitably
  • 5. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 If you don’t live it, you don’t believe it. Your habits are your values. Values…
  • 6. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •Values take time to identify and define. •Values are the core of who we are. •Values are the non-negotiable characteristics that best define our identities. •True values are reflected in our daily lives. Values…
  • 7. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •People who haven’t thought about their values are more easily swayed by circumstances, fads, and the opinions of others. •Companies, churches, and organizations guided by clear values are more likely to move forward with less floundering and vacillation. Values…
  • 8. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 • Values are not characteristics you decide to drop into your life. •They are present already – a the core of your being. •Values define who you are. • Values are like an umbrella under which everything else in your life fits. Values…
  • 9. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 Values are the basis of: •your character •your actions •your attitudes •your ethics •your personal beliefs
  • 10. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 Spirit-produced fruit, Spirit-molded values: •Love •Peace •Patience •Kindness •Goodness •Faithfulness •Gentleness •Self-control from the core of who we are
  • 11. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 • Ask – “What are the key values at the core of your life?” • Encourage them to reflect on their lives. • Encourage them to ask their close family members or friends what values they see. How does a coach help people identify their values?
  • 12. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 • Integrity • Genuineness (always being open, never being phony) • Respect for people – all people • Consistency with biblical truth 4 Basic Values
  • 13. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •Who am I? •Why am I here? •How do I want to live? •What kind of person do I want to become? •What legacy do I want to leave? Knowing our values gives us the ability to answer questions such as:
  • 14. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 • Clear values help us make decisions. • Clear values are the foundation for growth. • Clear values bring inner peace. Clear Values
  • 15. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 “Nothing is more important than to live in accordance with our own values and to let others see this.” “Your example may be the greatest encouragement you can give to the people you lead and coach.”
  • 16. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 Pursuing Passion
  • 17. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •Passion is a powerful underlying emotion that energizes and drives us. •Passion can be seen negatively as self-centered, obsessive, and out-of-control. •Passion can be seen in ardent love, deep compassion, or boundless enthusiasm that energizes people and moves them to greater heights Pursuing Passion
  • 18. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 Psychologist Richard Change describes passion as personal interest. “If you have passion for something, it strikes a chord in you. It heightens your awareness, engages your attention, and kindles excitement.” The Passion Plan
  • 19. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •Passion is the driving force that can give your life its greatest energy and fulfillment. •Life without passion can be colorless and uninspiring. •Passion empowers ordinary people to make great things happen. •Passion is necessary. Pursuing Passion
  • 20. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •According to John Maxwell, nothing can take the place of passion in a leader’s life. •A major task of effective life coaching is to help people keep their dreams alive or rekindle passions that have faded. Pursuing Passion
  • 21. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •A God-ordained passion begins to feel more and more like something we can’t ignore unless we decide to be deliberately disobedient. • Helping to identify passion or finding passion in yourself can be a coach’s biggest challenge. • Working with people to find, develop, and pursue their passions has a quality of explosive excitement for everyone involved. Pursuing Passion
  • 22. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 • Try to think of specific situations when you were bursting with enthusiasm and so fulfilled or focused on what you were doing that you lost all awareness of the clock. • While you’re looking back, reflect on this question:  When you were a kid and your parents couldn’t find you, what did they assume you were doing?  Were you doing creative things – exploring your environment, planning plays, or engaging in imaginary games with your friends? Pursuing Passion
  • 23. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 Like vision, passion tends to fade. Both need frequent rekindling. Pursuing Passion
  • 24. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •What would you do if: Money were no problem You had all the time you needed Had no health limitations Had no other obstacles Pursuing Passion
  • 25. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 We’ve buried our passions under a load of reality. We’ve forgotten what we wanted to do when we grew up. Pursuing Passion
  • 26. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 1. Ask someone who knows you well to identify your passions. 2. Think of times in your life when you felt exuberant and excited to be alive. What might this say about your passion? 3. When you were young and your parents could not find you, what did they assume you were doing? What does this say about your passion? 4. If you had no limitations in terms of money or time, what would you like to do? Finding Your Passion
  • 27. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 5. Look at your environment. Does this reveal what really interests and excites you? 6. Search the Scriptures, wait, and pray that God will reveal his passion for your life. Finding Your Passion
  • 28. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •God does not call us to do the works He’s prepared for us to do and then keep his divinely created passion hidden so that only the fortunate ones discover what it is. •We may need a coach to bring the passion out. •Prayer is the ultimate tool to finding your passion – seeking God’s leading and submitting to his sovereignty will allow you to know the passion he has planned for your life. Pursuing Passion
  • 29. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •Passion must be channeled into something good. •Passion can be like a raging river – filled with energy, driving through the valley, and creating whirlpools, currents, and rapids. •Uncontrolled and unchanneled passion is wasted rather than focused and directed. Pursuing Passion
  • 30. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 Passion without purpose is meaningless. - Richard Chang Pursuing Passion
  • 31. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •Make a commitment •Pray and plan •Get information •Find supportive people •Face the obstacles – passion busters (negative people) Pursuing Passion
  • 32. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 • Settle this tough question: Do I really want to be guided by my passion? Seek divine guidance. Discuss this with others. Write down the pros and cons. You won’t go anyplace until you settle this. • Pray diligently and plan carefully • Find supportive passion-booster people. • Face the obstacles. Putting Passion Into Practice
  • 33. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 “Who are the trusted people that fuel my passion and keep me from losing sight of what I want to accomplish?” Answer this question for yourself:
  • 34. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •Cultivate contacts with these people. •Share your enthusiasm and be encouraged. •Expect these conversations will clarify and solidify your passion. Pursuing Passion
  • 35. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 The passion promoters who enter our lives, seemingly by divine appointment, can make the difference between movement ahead or passions that fizzle. Pursuing Passion
  • 36. Collins, G.R. Christian Coaching. Navpress Books. Colorado Springs, CO. 2001 •Clarifying the present •Focusing on the future •Taking action to reach the goals •Setting goals •Building a vision •Developing a workable mission statement Pursuing Passion