I’m not here to solve your problem.

And I’m not here to tell you what to do.

Because telling you what to do or solving your problem for you isn’t empowering. It isn’t healing. It isn’t joyful.

What is joyful and healing and empowering is showing you that you have the power. Respecting your intuition. Listening to you when you say what will help you. Sharing my knowledge as necessary. Encouraging you. Holding you accountable to your goal. Recognizing that you know who you are and what you can do.

When we meet, I ask you what you want to do and what is getting in your way. Your answer sets us on our path.

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And our inquiry usually takes us through three spaces: your past, your imagination, and additional knowledge.

First, we inquire what worked in similar situations in your past. If there haven’t been similar situations or if nothing you tried worked, I encourage you to engage your imagination to discover possible solutions. As imagination begins to falter, I share my knowledge and/or we do research together to find possible paths to circumvent your obstacle. These pursuits inspire ideas and help you define steps to take to overcome the obstacle.

We all hold our own solutions, either in our past experiences, our imagination, or in our recognition when they reveal themselves in the words or actions of others.

So I am not here to solve your problem.

I empower you to find your own solution.

If this approach appeals to you, please reach out to me at la@labourgeois.biz.

***This piece is informed by and uses Kaizen-Muse Creativity Tools™.