Wow, did I have a great coaching session with someone today. We set three goals in a one-hour consultation. But this one had a bonus — I unblocked him!

Sometimes I marvel at my own innate ability to make people see their potential. I honestly don’t know where it comes from except to surmise it stems from my genuine interest in what they’re saying and what they’re hoping to accomplish.

One of his goals was to begin his book, an autobiography. He started to tell me about it. I said, “That’s your first sentence.” He told me some more. I said, “You’re writing your book right now.” He was blown away. So was I, frankly. Then he started making notes on index cards.

All I know is I got home nearly four hours later and I already had a message on my answering machine from a woman he referred to me.

Now that’s a consultation.