I, Joann Lim, have a confession to make.
My mother has no idea what I do. I can say this because a) it’s true and b) the likelihood of her reading this is slim to none because I don’t even think she knows that I have a blog (insert laughter).
In her opinion, respectable professions include: nurses, doctors, teachers, lawyers, and accountants. These were the professions of her era.
An unconventionalist who had no desire or interest to be one of the aforementioned professions.
Instead, I chose to search until I found something that was the most natural fit; something in which I could give my best each and everyday.
Over time, I had come to accept that my chosen career path may be a foreign thing to her…and that’s ok.
And then it happened.
She asked me a couple of questions that offered a glimmer of hope that perhaps she was trying to understand in her way.
The other evening, as we wrapped up dinner, my mum looked up and asked, “Joann, what is Big Picture?”
My response: “Big Picture is a vision. If you can imagine a puzzle, the Big Picture is the completed puzzle. Fine Focus represents the individual puzzle pieces.”
She then followed that up with, “Define a coach.”
I replied: “A coach is a catalyst in helping someone rise to their potential. A good coach is like the baking powder in a recipe. Our role is to help individuals/organizations RISE. Baking Powder is sometimes referred to by its trade name MAGIC POWDER. A good coach is kind of like a magician in that way.”
I am not the main ingredient nor the thing you will taste.
Who I am is someone who will help you RISE to your potential and transform the ordinary into extraordinary, unleashing greatness one moment at a time. I can’t tell you the precise moment when it will happen. What I can tell you is that it WILL happen.
It’s magic that way.