Clarity is a Superpower

Clarity is a Superpower

Clarity is a superpower. It’s also our birthright.


We all have different degrees of clarity. I can think I’m clear, and then see things even clearer. What distorts my clarity is my thinking and how I automatically perceive things.


Clarity is a feeling. Clarity gives us a knowingness which is different from thinking or figuring something out. We’ve all had an experience where we just know what to do. It’s as simple as knowing that you’re hungry or thirsty. Our bodies will give us a very clear message about knowing what to do. It’s a feeling and you have to stay connected to it. It’s not in our conscious control. The knowingness and the clarity will produce thought but that’s different than the pinball thinking that we can have.


Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck

In my practice as a business coach, I see the following three trends that keep people in a stuck phase in their careers:

  • The client wants to do something, but they are scared to do it.

  • They want  newness and change but they don’t know what exactly it will look like or how to go about doing it.

  • The client keeps trying things to make a change and nothing ends up working out.

Power in Listening

Power in Listening

Recently I made a new friend, Sandra Koenig. We were struck by how easily each of us listened  to the other, and the profoundness of what it’s like to be heard. Both of us are coaches and we realized that it’s very unusual to really be listened to.

When someone is really listening to you, there is nothing on their mind. Just an open heart, and no agenda. It’s a profound experience. In our discussions on the art of listening we found that most people are listening for what’s wrong, how they fit in, or how they are in agreement.

At work, what gets in the way of people being successful is that they don’t listen to each other. They are so afraid of doing something wrong that they end up listening for what is wrong.  On the flip side, a person might be so attached to success that they are only listening for what they did right.