I have been enjoying the opportunity to participate in some renovations, remodel, and building with a friend. Although I have had, over the years, to work in church building projects, industry sales, and the painting trades… He was a general contractor with many experiences to draw from. Every time I ask him, do you have a tool, his answer is something like: Yes, what job are you doing? Because he has many tools that do similar jobs, but some complete the task when there is a special situation involved.
There are a couple of nuggets here to capture:
1. What are the questions we ask, to get to the correct tool.
2. What are the tools you bring to the task.
Give a boy a hammer, the whole world is a nail… We have heard it said.
This is how we work generally. We work our lives into ways we can use our most familiar or favorite tool. All work, relationships, health, even our spiritual goals come down to “Can I use my hammer?” So what tools are you using? Is it time to find a new tool and learn to use it better or correctly? I am finding that some of the tools that are available are worth the money spent in time, pain & repair, and the pride of a job well done.
If you are willing to make a change, coaching will help you to at least ask some good questions…and you might just get a good tool in the process.