January 23, 2002
Today's issue features an excerpt from the Personal
Evolution Program on the topic of the 10 personal trends
affecting and evolving us most. As a coach, it's likely
these are the things your clients most want, even if
they haven't articulated them clearly.
Which of these
trends is worth surfacing for your client in a coaching
session this week? How are you, as a coach, supporting
your clients to evolve? And, how are you evolving yourself?
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Top 10 Personal Trends Which Are Evolving Humans the
CoachVille © 2002
1. We are becoming much more selfish.
We are now
willing to put ourselves first, even despite our
role-programming not to do this. We know more of what we
want and are willing to buy things, services and
experiences "just because." We have more faith in
ourselves and less faith in what we should be doing.
Becoming selfish is evolutionary. And it's natural.
--Evolution is necessarily a selfish process.
2. We are less willing to wait for what we want.
We are more
impatient and are demanding that services and goods be
available to us immediately: instant fulfillment and
gratification. We are less willing to have to 'earn'
certain things in life, meaning that the notions of
deserving and 'working for it' are becoming pass?'. We
have come to value our time on this earth and will only do
business with firms who deliver the goods, services and
results with minimal delay. (This is one reason coaching
has become so popular -- it's results-oriented, meaning
less delay.) Our impatience is evolving the business and
educational world to deliver without delay. Impatience is
--The future is no longer worth waiting for.
3. We want more freedom in every aspect of our lives.
We want to
work when we want to work. and not work when we don't want
to work. We want to be single or married when we want to.
We want less responsibility and more flexibility. We want
fewer commitments and more time to explore. We want to
feel like we're in charge at all times. We don't want
restrictions, pressure or burdens. We want
choice-on-demand. An organism which is not free does not
have the room it needs to evolve by choice, because
there is no option (and no time) to take risks, experiment
or to discover.
--Freedom is essential for evolution-by-choice.
4. We want fulfillment and meaning, but of our own
and other cultural defenders have limited our choices when
it comes to fulfillment and meaning, often with hooks
about the future or what's good for 'society.' But the
evolved person has infinite choice -- all they need is the
permission to discover or create meaning in the form that
fits best for them, even if it's the opposite of what has
been held to be ideal. Ideals have become ordeals, as
people wasted their lives striving to do what's right and
good. Only you can rightfully select what gives you
meaning. During the evolutionary process, you uncover this
--Fulfillment is possible when a person knows who they
are. Fulfillment occurs naturally during the evolutionary
5. We want to become all of who we are, not just make
Now that we
don't have to spend so much time gathering food, making
shelter and defending ourselves from rivals (aka striving
for survival) we have more time to explore and discover
just who humans are and who we are as individuals. Hence
the popularity of the self-help movement,
self-actualization, personal coaching, achievement and
personality and strengths diagnostics. Your personal
evolution can be accelerated via self-discovery and
understanding because as you fear less, you can afford
experiment more (aka take risks).
--Lifelong learning is just the beginning of our
6. We are becoming parts of more networks, instead of just
knowing lots of people.
full Rolodex is still a very valuable resource in the
business world -- it's who you know, not what you know
that matters, as they say. But what has been occurring
more in recent years, is the next evolutionary step of
knowing people -- and that's having access to the networks
of people that who you know knows. Thanks to the Internet,
hundreds of thousands of common-interest-based networks
have formed via email lists, newsgroups, etc., so all you
really have to do is to be a part of 5 or 10 key networks
and it's like having 100 full Rolodexes on your desk, with
less work. If you belong to the right networks, you can
gain immediate access to other networks.
--You evolve faster -- and with less stress -- if you are
part of a flow. Networks provide that flow.
7. We want simplicity, yet with lots of comfort.
simplicity has become a popular term. The stress of
success has taken its toll and more people are opting out
of the complicated life where more is never enough. They
are now orienting around the themes of "less is more" and
"nothing is everything." By simplifying and thus reducing
stress and many distractions and overstimulations, people
are able to rediscover themselves, practice extreme self
care and maintain a sense of balance and well-being
without having to work these into their daily to-do list.
With simplicity comes ease and with ease comes a lightness
and with lightness comes flexibility.
--You evolve faster when you are more flexible.
8. We are tolerating less.
We used to
put up with bad service or shoddy products, but no more.
The consumer has been liberated and is exercising his/her
power in the marketplace. That's not really news, but what
is an emerging personal trend is the fundamental
unwillingness to suffer in any shape or form. Maybe it's
because our societal self-esteem has increased
significantly. Maybe it's because we are empowered as
consumers. Maybe it's because the
emotional/financial/opportunity costs of tolerating have
become much higher. Maybe we're just wising up that having
a perfect life is not only possible, but that it's our
birthright. Whatever the reasons, it's healthy to tolerate
less, because this evolves your environment and
relationships. But keep the WD-40 (aka compassion) handy
to reduce the friction this causes.
--You evolve faster when you are in the present. A
toleration keeps one foot in the past (frustration about
it) and one foot in the future (hope that the problem will
9. We want to buy things directly, instead of dealing with
that in the year 2001, 25% of all cars were purchased via
the web. Factory-direct shopping mails have become
extremely popular. Ecommerce is just getting started but
will eventually be the largest mall in the world, with all
manufacturers selling their products from their websites.
(Although this will take about 5 years to be universally
true. For example, Levi Straus wants to sell you jeans
directly, but doesn't want to turn off its retailers.) Why
is this happening? Because intermediaries (distributors,
traditional retailers, etc.) increase the price, consume
time and limit choice. We now have a system (the web)
that's become a catalog of all products and services. And
with virtual 3D and other sensory-extending devices, you
can soon feel the fabric of that dress, try it on
virtually and see how it makes you feel -- right from
--By saving money on purchases, wasting less time and
finding the exact right product each and every time, we
humans will have more time to do what we enjoy the most,
which itself is evolutionary. Plus, reducing the stress of
traditional shopping is a boon.
10. We want to have a good time in whatever we are doing
-- work, rest or play.
It's perhaps revolutionary for a person to
want work to equal play, but this is quickly becoming the
standard for the lucky, evolved ones. Some are changing
careers, changing companies or changing lifestyles in
order to enjoy the work they do instead of
working/suffering hard now 'in order to' benefit later.
"Paying your dues is wasting your life," goes the new
thinking (well, okay, that's my own quote, but it fits,
doesn't it?). The same is true for learning and education,
hence edutainment. Who said you have to struggle to learn?
Fun at all times, entertainment in all flavors, joy in
every workplace are possible when a person is creative --
and evolved enough -- to conceive and implement this way
--Suffering is pre-evolution because it is based in
survival; pleasure is post-evolution because it is based
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