Color, Clarity, Carat and Cut

As a ‘high-potential’ or high achiever tackling every goal in your life, a serial entrepreneur, C-level executive, or the like, you are well beyond being a diamond in the rough.  You can now be evaluated by the standard C’s, Color, Clarity, Carat, and Cut that establish ‘a real gems’ value and the qualities you have attained.  You must take stock of the Color which you see your leadership through; the Clarity you convey to your business; the Carat weight you bring to bear in your responsibilities; and your Cut, the distinctiveness that makes you a cut above.

How do you color your world?  It is not only important to know how you personally color things, but to know how that colors things for those around you.  As the leader, you have to first know and then take control of the facets of your leadership.  That color is reflected in everything you shine upon.

Clarity, clarity, clarity; this gives the business the transparency by which all others can see. No matter how well you color what your business is about, if you do not bring that clarity of vision, you will always have impediments that occlude your vision.

Bringing your full Carat weight to your endeavors make your work not only efficient but effective.  The impression you make for and in your business needs to exemplify the full magnitude of that weightiness. Not using it leaves under-used potential that can only diminish your value.

Being a Cut above is why you are in the position you are.  But not understanding that your nature plays a large part of how you color things, the clarity and weight you bring to the table, and that it is a master craftsman that releases all the fire, sparkle and value you have, will only lessen your luster.  Since a large percentage of your value is determined by your being a cut above, it is tremendously important to see how the next C can maximize this unique aspect of yourself.

The fifth C, a Coach.  Your personal coach is akin to a gemologist who has been academically trained, is qualified and certified to see a diamond’s real value.  They are rigorously tested and practiced in knowing what qualities to look for.  Gemologists regularly return to training to recalibrate what they are looking for because, over time, their eyes have changed in ability.

Like a gemologist I have continually trained and retrained, since my start in 1995, to improve my ability to see fully the Color, Clarity, Carat and Cut of those I coach.  The following are some of studies, education and/or training I have taken: certified in the eleven core competencies outlined by the International Coach Federation, the largest coaching certification organization in the world; Applied Behavior Analysis; Positive and Human Potential Psychology, the applied psychology of interpreting micro-expressions through the Facial Action Coding System and body language, and neuro-semantics just to name a handful.

My aim as your personal coach is to have a co-creative, win-win relationship that provides a Return on your Investment that far exceeds your expectations.  Let’s talk, see if it’s a good fit, and if I can help you with an immediate goal, we’ll tackle that pro bono, and if it’s longer term, we’ll talk about and agreement.  I look forward to working together soon.

By Shane M.D. Scott, Peak Performance Coach at Inquire about Shane’s FREE 3 week peak performance coaching offer.

Shane spent over 20 years working in the Criminal Justice field while concurrently working as a Peak Performance Coach.


Color, Clarity, Carat and Cut

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