Potential and Possibility

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Joel’s newsletter “Potential and Possibility“, June 24, 2009

An ezine about Creative thinking, Coaching, and Making a difference 

Potential and Possibility

I’m the kind of person, like many other people, that’s interested in potential and possibility. I like to think that there is more possible than appears on the surface. I believe that the potential of the mind and the whole human being is much greater than we normally realize. Coaching and creative thinking can help unleash the potential; that’s one of the reasons why I’m interested in them.

In this issue of Joel’s newsletter, we look at the idea of potential and possibility. We explore some of what’s possible through coaching and through creative thinking.


What could you get when you work with a coach (e.g. life coach, career coach)? Here are some of the possibilities:

A more fulfilling career. We spend a large portion of our lives working in our jobs or businesses. How satisfied are you with your work? Do you find it fulfilling? Do you feel that it’s making use of your talents and abilities? How well does it allow self-expression? Whether you have a job or your own business, coaching can help you find more fulfillment in your work.

Ways to make more money. Money can be a constant frustration, or it can allow incredible freedom. Are you bringing in as much as you could? Are you being paid what you’re really worth? Are you doing the activities that pay the most? Coaching can help you find ways to increase your income, thereby allowing you more of the things that money can buy.

More satisfying relationships. Most of life is about relationships – family, social, business. How could your relationships be more rewarding? Do you get real enjoyment being with the people you spend the most time with? Do they challenge and stimulate you? Or do you feel that they cause you stress, pull you down, or take up too much of your time. Coaching can help you get the most from your relationships, and perhaps seek new ones that serve you better.

Fun and enjoyment. We need a balance of work and play. What do you do for fun? Do you really enjoy it? Or does work take most of your time? How well can you really unwind and relax? Coaching can help you find balance and get the most out of play as well as work.

Health and energy. How healthy are you? How much energy do you have? Do you feel great every day, or are you tired and sore? What if you could get back that energy and feel younger again? What would that be worth? A coach can help you take the steps that lead to better health and more energy.

Worthwhile goals. There are few things more satisfying than working toward a definite goal and finally achieving success. Most people have rather vague goals, and let circumstances dictate their priorities. How much potential and possibility could you tap into if you had goals that truly inspired you? What if you could choose worthwhile goals that you can get excited about, and make steady progress toward them? A coach will help you choose meaningful goals and see you through the process of achieving them.

Know yourself. What does “know yourself” mean? When you know who you are, you don’t need to pretend to be like someone else, or depend on others for approval. You trust yourself and have self-confidence. You know your purpose. You know your own values, and live by them. A coach can help you find out who you really are and feel good about being yourself.

If you’re interested in finding out more about coaching and uncovering your potential and possibility, please contact Joel at joel@joelremde.com or 973-635-1048.

Creative thinking

Now let’s look at what Creative Thinking can do for you. Here are some of the possibilities:

Be a better problem solver. There are many techniques to creative problem solving. Whatever kind of problem you’re faced with, there are ways to think out of the box and come up with possibly new solutions.

Have a more active mind. Do you feel good after physical exercise? You can also feel good after mental exercise. And by exercising your mind regularly, it becomes sharper.

Be more aware of your senses. There is so much around us to see, touch, smell, hear, taste. We usually ignore most of it. What if you could experience more of the richness of life, like a child? Creative Thinking is also about tuning into your senses, and becoming more keenly aware of each moment.

See opportunities more than problems. How do you feel when a problem gets in your way? What if it were really an opportunity? It depends on whether you are looking for possibilities or focusing only on the obstacles. Creative Thinking allows you to see potential and possibility instead of problems.

Find fascination in ordinary things. In an earlier issue we mentioned how you can be curious and ask questions. Nothing needs to be boring anymore. Not only does creative thinking stimulate your mind, but you might also make some very interesting discoveries in the process.

Have more “aha” moments. Remember the moment of excitement when a great idea occurred to you? And you couldn’t wait to try it or talk about it to others? What if you could have those “aha” moments more frequently? Creative Thinking opens you up to having more of those idea flashes.

Make yourself more valuable, interesting, original. Do you want to be the kind of person that people find fascinating to be around? Someone who has interesting and original ideas? Someone who has valuable input to offer? Keep reading this newsletter and use the tips provided on Creative Thinking!

If you’re interested in learning more about Creative Thinking as it pertains to potential and possibility, contact Joel at joel@joelremde.com or 973-635-1048.

Quote of the week

“Experience is the best teacher.” – English Proverb

This proverb means a lot to me. Sometimes I would even say that experience is the only teacher. I’ve heard that a good way of teaching is to let the students experience a concept first; then you can explain it afterwards. It makes the concept sink in. If experience is the best teacher, then it would make sense that we need to experience more in order to learn more. So go for as much experience as you can handle! I also take it to mean that learning can come from any experience, so there’s no need to consider such a thing as failure. Unless you refuse to learn from the experience. That’s the only way you can really fail.

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This newsletter is written by Joel Remde, to receive this newsletter via email contact joel@joelremde.com. I welcome your comments and feedback; that will help me learn what you’re interested in and also make this a better newsletter.

Learn more about The Creative Thinking Coach at www.coachjoel.com

MORE Perspectives by Coach Joel Remde

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Creative Thinking and Life Potentials 
Ways To Respond To Problems 
Potential and Possibility
Making A Difference
Finding Greatness
Perfect Alignment
Meanings And Opportunities
A Vision Makes A Difference
Invisible Connections
Creative Individuals
A Tribute To Don Hewitt
Lessons From The River
What Is Creative Thinking?
It's All About Energy
More On Energy
Place Of Power
Visioning Lab
Simple Lessons
Buildings And Values
Small Town Trauma
Voting And Choosing
Veterans And Gratitude
Creative Apps
Thanksgiving, Thankfulness And More
Everyday Heroes
Remembering Jim Rohn - A Great Philosopher
Holiday Rituals
Love One Another
A Look At The Year
Happy New You
Creativity And The Economy 

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