A Coaching Power Tool created by Mariam Sobhy
(Life Coaching, EGYPT)
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
What is a Bucket? What does a “full bucket” or “empty bucket” mean?
My power tool was created based on a book that inspired me that is called “How full is your bucket”. When I read this book, it changed a lot of perspectives I personally had.
This book paid my attention to many attributes in our lives such as: acknowledgment, criticism, Ignoring, positivity, negativity…how do I feel when someone praise me on something good I have done, and how do I feel when I praise someone on something good he/she has done? How does it feel to see other people’s progress along with yours? Not only how I feel about that, but also, what is the impact of those feelings on me and on people around me?
My power tool is based on the idea that every one of us has a bucket and a dipper as well, and it is up to the person through his daily interaction with others and through the way he perceives things, to fill his bucket and other’s buckets or to use his dipper and takes away from his bucket and other’s bucket. The results of the two situations are completely different.
There is also another choice for a person to make, which is completely ignoring his/her bucket and other’s buckets, and this is the worst situation among the three.
I have chosen this power tool because I believe that coaching is all about change, about transformation. The desired change/transformation won’t be accomplished with dark sights and negativity.