• by Susan Sussman - Wed, 2013-10-23 16:16

Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
--Robert Frost

On the east coast of the United States, October is a golden month - a dazzling reflection of seeds sown, and a mysterious harbinger of things to come.  If, as Frost says, "nothing gold can stay", how can we as coaches help both our clients and ourselves?

  • Prepare for golden moments
  • Notice golden moments when they appear
  • Appreciate our golden moments
  • Savor the golden moments when they've gone

How do we as coaches become Johnny/Janie Goldenseed, knowing "nothing gold can stay" but certain that we have it within ourselves to prepare for, notice, appreciate and savor all the golden moments of our lives?

  • When we cultivate optimism and happiness, we plant golden seeds.
  • When we care for/about others and ourselves, we plant golden seeds.
  • When we work and play hard, we plant golden seeds.
  • When we can see the opportunity in disappointment & misfortune, we plant golden seeds.
  • When we nurture relationships & create community, we plant golden seeds.
  • When we create mementos of golden moments, we plant golden seeds.

What would you like to add to this list?

Let's celebrate October by planting fields of golden seeds!