A Coaching Model Created by Nadia Themistokleous
(Transformational Coach, CYPRUS)
“Dream is living”, it’s what my father used to tell me very often as I was a child. Many times in our daily routine from stress, work, and various problems we might forget the meaning of the word DREAM. So, we end up living just to pass through the day till the next day.
Nobody told us that we can change this and yes life can be interesting and funny. By dreaming does not mean that we live in a pink cloud and everything is perfect! By dreaming is living on a pink, blue whatever color we like of the cloud and we know that it will rain, thunders and storm may come but we love our cloud and we will protect it from these not pleasant circumstances.
Many times in my life I had very difficult and unpleasant situations but having in mind and in heart the words of my father I felt down and always had the strength to get up and deny not to dream and make everything to follow my heart.
The way that we can achieve to be able of having vision it is one thing but we in order to apply it in reality it is another story. Through my coaching model called VAPER MODEL.
Vision is deep meaning, vision means life. When I say the word vision I feel spooky all over my body, I feel my heart and stomach tinkles like when we are in love. Vision gives me energy and meaning every day. We need to have vision and then we will find the way how to implement.
We need to be bold and daring but life is all about challenges isn’t it? It is what makes it interesting and tasty. It is the salt in our food. The fun is that we decide to create or change our dreams and direct them elsewhere.
Awareness means being able to understand and explore what that vision means to us, how it will serve us for a better living. What is a better living? Is this a really and true leaving? Do we feel life in our bones? I don’t think so. Time is passing and when we realize what we have lost then we see our face in the mirror and from the wrinkles we don’t recognize ourselves.
Our thoughts turn into ideas, ideas turn into words, words turn into Plan, and Plan turns into a habit. As Aristotle said ‘Perfection is not an act but a habit’. Plan it is fundamental to get organized our thoughts, ideas our mind in order so we will achieve our Vision our Dream our Goal.
Execution comes after planning. Since goal=vision is set, we are aware of what we really want, why and when we want it and this is called my 3Ws method for execution of goal. What do I want, why I want it? When I want it? Then, our plan turns into action and therefore to execution of it. Then we have our outcome.
Then we Reflect of what we have achieved, how that outcome serves us, how that outcomes makes us feel and then we move to our next target. We never give up, life is full of challenges and we are ready to live it at the maximum.