One of my clients I hadn't heard from in a while sent me a quote that reminded her of me. I have not been able to stop thinking about it:
"Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Taken."
I can hardly add anything to this quote-it really says it all. I am often telling my clients that no one can do you better than you. You are brilliant at being the combination of everything you are, and everyone else is better at everything else.
I love that I know this. It gives me so much freedom to do what I do well and let others do what they do well.
When a new coach tells me they want to coach like I coach, I tell them that is a very bad idea. I tell them they need to coach like they coach. They need to be authentic and they need to know that they will be brilliant at being their true selves and second rate at trying to be like me or anyone else.
I have the perfect ingredients to be my perfect self. It is no use spending time trying to add ketchup to salsa. It just dilutes the flavor. Let ketchup be ketchup. You be the perfect salsa-or whatever flavor you happen to be.
You are perfect at being you.