Coaching vs Consultating, Mind the gap for Get a Klu

WELCOME to Jeffrey Klubeck’s Blog Series: MIND THE GAP!

During my visit to London for the 2012 Summer Games I got inspired for a blog series. In the London Underground, “Mind the Gap” is the constant warning to “see and beware” of the space between the platform and the train door?literally a matter of life and death! Boarding my blog, however, this same phrase is a plea to consider the “valuable difference” between words or concepts that otherwise appear quite similar a difference that I am hoping leads us to decisions or behavior that empowers self and others!

What IS the difference, for example, between Paralyzed and Stuck?


What is most readily obvious in the similarities between paralyzed and stuck is the description of inaction. Whether fully paralyzed or simply stuck, we are NOT MOVING (taking action, being productive, making progress or growing!). Both describe states of inaction inaction, by the way, being the enemy of personal and professional growth!


When we really mind the gap, however, and pay attention to the DIFFERENCE between paralyzed and stuck, we see one word: ability and, if two words, add willingness and, if three, I’d suggest courage!

For the one who is truly Paralyzed is UNABLE to move and nothing can reverse that condition. Conversely, the person simply Stuck is COMPLETELY ABLE to move but temporarily blocked from doing so. Whether the block is internal (limiting beliefs, emotional addictions, behavioral patters) or external (business climate, regulations, economy, relationships/partners, competition, etc.) the block is always temporary and never permanent.

So, Mind the Gap! Paralyzed is permanent Stuck is temporary! The difference is HUGE, isn’t it?

While nothing can be done to reverse a true Paralysis, there are a gazillion things that can be done to get you UNSTUCK! Starting with your willingness and courage to face whatever block you must face INCLUDING the humility to receive help even better if you seek/solicit that help! Professional Coaching can be of great assistance in getting people UNSTUCK.images

In fact (in fun), at Get A Klu, we refer to it as KLUBRICATION when our coaching makes it easier for our clients to take action the coaching that reduces friction between yourself and the resting place of your current behaviors. Similar to clean, high performance oil in an automobile (or, lets face it, ANY other analogy you wish to imagine), KLUBRICATION will get you UNSTUCK get you moving into action and will create both greater performance and joy in your personal or professional life!UP_AugSept2012-63

If you are feeling paralyzed chances are what you REALLY are is STUCK! Whether it?s Life or Business blocks (internal or extarnal blocks) that need facing, consider talking it over with a Get a Klu Certified Coach dab a little Klubrication on it and see if that helps CLICK HERE: the first two sessions are on us!

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