“This understanding is just so useful. It’s like someone has handed us a compass and we always know where North is, it will always keep pointing us in the right direction” – Liz Scott
Enjoy this episode with Liz and Kaye about:
– The logic behind the Three Principles
– Coaching using the Three Principles
– What is a principle
“Wisdom isn’t constant in what it tells you, it’s just constant wisdom that informs us in every moment, perfect for the moment we’re in.” – Kaye Taylor
Liz Scott who has been a coach for more than 10 years starts off this conversation by sharing her journey of coming across the Three Principles, sharing how she wanted to have another tool to add to her coaching toolbox. Two years ago she realised that the Three Principles aren’t just another tool, they’re a description of life.
She talks about the mysterious “non doing”, of being in wisdom, in this space of peace and ease, feeling content and full of gratitude. The non doing is the resting back in that space of wisdom, doing is taking ourselves away from that space, not realising what’s going on. So the doing can either come from an effortful personal thinking space or it comes from a natural being space.
Kaye shares that wisdom isn’t constant in what it tells us, it’s just constant wisdom informing us in every moment, perfect for the moment we’re in. Wisdom is a personal insight that’s relevant to us in that moment.
She talks about how in business it’s possible to make decisions from this place of wisdom instead of creating values for people to guide them in their decision making.
“It’s freeing and liberating to know that we don’t need to remember anything or to accumulate knowledge, we simply just follow our own wisdom”. – Kaye Taylor
Liz shares how schools often tend to look for a strategy that teachers can impart on the children and colleagues when she goes to share the Three Principles at schools. She talks about the importance of people getting it for themselves first before sharing this understanding with others.
“It’s so much more easier for teachers to trust themselves in the moment when a child misbehaves, rather than ramage through a tool box on what to do in a specific circumstance.” – Liz Scott
It’s not about giving them more stuff to remember to see if it fixes the situation, it’s about taking the load off their heads so they can do what they’re good at. The Three Principles understanding is not like traditional coaching which they usually expect. Teachers don’t need to attend leadership programmes if they follow their own wisdom.
Liz shares a beautiful conversation about her brother, how he was getting bad marks in math when he was younger and how when hen consulted his teacher for help, he shared with him the principles behind math. Once he understood the principles, then suddenly all the formulas made sense which he was previously trying to remember. That’s why Liz thinks the Three Principles are so extraordinary, they help us make sense of what’s going on.
She shares how she could then see that a principle is right at the beginning where everything comes from. They are not in themselves the answer, more a metaphor and a starting point. That’s why they’re so transformational.