Mastering a Skill
In order turn things around and make a difference.
It's about your space
Some things require personal initiative
It's about your own voice
And about finding that voice in community.
One of the things I've discovered over the past month is that stopping and re-starting is really hard.
It's relatively "easy" to keep going in systems that "work" in some way. Maybe they're just patterns and habits we've developed. Maybe they are systems that are set up by someone else – sometimes to simplify things for themselves. We use them as long as they work, but when that breaks down it becomes a nightmare.
Case in point. I'm having a lot of issues trying to get my health insurance cancelled in Germany and get signed up for health insurance in California. The systems are totally different – among other things, different deadlines for starting and stopping, different documents needed and different costs and eligibility. So I'm still working on it and as of today it looks like it will still be a few weeks before it's sorted out.
Getting started in a new location with a new primary language – switching from using German every day to using and hearing almost only English in California.
What's been the biggest, consistent problem?
Pronouncing the name of the woman we've been working with in finding new housing: Danielle.
Looks easy enough, but the pronunciation in California is VERY different from the pronunciation for Daniel or Daniela in German. You try to figure out the difference! I stumble over it every time.
And getting names right is important! I'm trying.
So if your name is Daniel or Daniela and we have English sessions via Skype or Zoom or Circuit now, please excuse me, if I give your name a California twist. I'll try to get it right.
Seit Wochen gibt es eine große Änderung im Leben von Rod Zook. Was jahrelang in München stattfand, findet seit den 08 Dezember vorallem in Kalifornien und virtuell statt. Dort heißt jetzt "hier" und "hier" heißt jetzt überall, wo man sich befindet.
The past several weeks have ushered in a major shift in the life of Rod Zook and Denouement Coaching Group (DCGP).