Monthly Archives September 2014

What time is it? Now!

Sensei: “When is the time to strike?” Me: “When the opportunity presents itself!” Sensei: “Good, Grasshopper.”   Back in college I was training for my black belt in Isshinryu karate.  One of the codes of Isshinryu states, “The time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself.” I always loved this saying because I am hard-wired for action. Do! Do! Do!  I cannot NOT act. At least that is how I have always been. Through coaching and being coached, I am soaking in more than ever that a Human Being is just as important as a Human Doing.  I now have a new relationship with this word, “Now.”   I bought a new watch. It has an hour hand, a minute hand and a second hand like any traditional watch would have. But it has a special bonus for my new outlook. It says NOW right in the middle of
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