In our first episode of Coaching with Mastery & Elegance with Tijen Genco we explore all things love. From love as a universal energy to the ways the ancient Greek philosophers defined it. We then transition into the individual experience of love. We begin by discussing the traditional view of love that creates expectations that block its natural flow—think, the expectation of receiving flowers on Valentine’s Day and the disappointment that might result if it doesn’t happen—as well as the first steps towards cultivating self-love. In this part, we talk about the importance of understanding and appreciating ourselves, as well as having a more gentle and nurturing relationship with ourselves. We discuss the struggle of giving to others from an empty gas tank, and the need to fill up our gas tank first to create more balance and inner-harmony. We talk about how love shows up in a coaching conversation, and end with Tijen inviting us to reflect on how we’re expressing love both externally and internally in order to give ourselves and others the greatest gift of all—the gift of love.
What does it mean to reach your full potential? Reaching your full potential is regularly defined by achievements and accolades. Tijen offers a more expansive and heart-centered definition. For her, It’s about your divine design and what you're ordained to do. We speak of the envisioning process as a way to reach your full potential through self-expression and self-actualization. We all have our core essence and innate superpowers. This is at the heart of Tijen’s envisioning process that helps us understand who we are, what we’re here to express, and how we want to contribute to this world. We take a deep dive into how to identify your readiness to envision. Tijen answers questions such as… How do you know where your life feels stagnant? How do you figure out where you want to expand yourself next? Or, conversely, How do you know if your life is moving too fast and you need to prune or re-focus? Tijen also discusses how we can assess our clients’ readiness level to envision what needs to happen for them to feel ready. Tijen believes that inherently you know your potentiality whether you want to see it or not. Ultimately, it’s about creating sustained and balanced growth and finding pleasure in this alignment. The links that are mentioned during this episode: Defining and Enabling the Next Version of Yourself Retreat A Brand Called You: Understanding Your Niche and Branding for Your Coaching Business Genco Method Envisioning Process© For Coaches: A Guidebook for Coaches to Facilitate Creating Life Visions for the Clients Through Genco Method Envisioning Process© Genco Method Envisioning Process© Workbook For Clients: Inquiries for Envisioning Your Life and Dreams