Have you ever heard of such a thing as a human flower? How about a “Flaminguin?” Well my four year old daughter has. In fact, she can draw them. I’m often fascinated with her ability to put things together in her mind and on paper that in reality don’t belong together.
A “Flaminguin,” if you haven’t figured it out is a bird that is half Flamingo and half Penguin. And a human flower is a real live, walking, talking, breathing, human size flower.
I’ve often used this approach of putting two things together that typically don’t belong together, to help my coaching clients who are stuck. This practice is also very helpful in sparking a unique idea or creative perspective. This approach helped one of my coaching clients come up with a name for her new business.
Not only can this approach help to spark an idea, it opens up our minds and hearts to a world of possibilities that we may not have otherwise imagined.
Coaching inquiries: What is the “Human Flower” in your life that’s waiting for you to notice? What two differing things in your life could you put together to spark an idea or move forward? Stop and simply notice. What possibilities do you see?
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May you be filled with goodness, peace, and joy.
Christina Lombardo, PCC, CPCC (Christina@LifeTrekCoaching.com)
LifeTrek Coaching International