A coach is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
The original quote was about being a friend. Nevertheless, the essence of the message is the same. We need influences in our life that remind us of the best of who we are because it can be so incredibly difficult to stay motivated, to stay focused, to stay true in the midst of chaos and even in the midst of opportunity.
I left behind my old job title of software developer to claim the new title human venture coach, one who attempts to connect the best of human and life learning to individuals. This road has led to rich new experiences, new learning, and new opportunities. One such opportunity was the possibility of taking on the role of business coach. It was the perfect job with incredible people and incredible new learning possibilities. For awhile I seriously considered it.
But then my coach sang my song back to me, and I realized I had no choice but to deny that opportunity.
I have more to go on my journey! As I and other dreamers work to build a human venture institute, I realized that this is something I cannot help but invest my heart and soul into. Other opportunities can wait for this moment. Perhaps I will go back to them. Perhaps not.
Ever have moments where you feel as if you can’t quite find what that song is? Does the temptation feel overwhelmingly comfortable? This might be a good time for someone to sing your song back to you.