Monday Mantra:: To Teach is To Learn

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Today is a special day. Today, I embark on some faculty training so that I can teach Kinesiology next year. It is both exciting and nerve wracking. I teach my clients tools of the trade all the time. I teach them tools I’ve picked up along the way and I teach them new tools I’ve developed myself. So teaching is nothing new for me. The most amazing part of teaching people these things is perhaps the benefit I get from it too. Not only do I really have to know what i’m talking about (learning) but I need to understand it from a “hey, I use this technique myself” perspective.

You see, I tend to forget that I know a lot about health, wellbeing and spirituality and I forget that there are people out there who are just opening up to these things. So when I teach, I teach myself that everyone is learning (including myself) and that what I teach on a day to day basis is what I need to learn on any given day.

For example, If i find myself referring clients to a particular meditation, It’s often a good sign that I too need to delve back into that meditation. If I hear myself recommending a way of communicating, then that’s usually my tell tale sign that I too need to consider how I am communicating in my life.

There is a lot we can learn from teaching others so it’s a win-win. They get the benefit and you get to learn something too. Next time you find yourself giving advice to others, consider how you too might use that same advice. You might be surprised at how spot on and appropriate your own advice really is.

As always, download and save to your desktop or phone or print it and pin it somewhere you’ll see it. When you see it, say it. And if you know someone who would also benefit from this mantra, share it.

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