Leonard Shostak's blog

Change Is Hard—For Nations and People

  • Posted on: 26 December 2020
  • By: Leonard Shostak

With everything that’s happening in this country now, there’s a good chance America will be fundamentally changed. Some politicians want to take us back to a time that was not equal, was not just, and was not fun—all because a bunch of white men are afraid of change.

Change is the fundamental thing that I’ve been working on with my clients. And they’ve been talking to friends about change, and a lot of people are god-damn afraid of change!

Why do we ignore the pain and modify our belief system ?

  • Posted on: 13 December 2020
  • By: Leonard Shostak

My coaching and self realization/improvement journey continues through the pandemic, along with all the change  that is going on around the world and all 2020 has to offer. I am going through the healing process after foot surgery to correct the fact that whenever I stepped down it felt like I was being stabbed in the bottom of each foot.  So for the past few weeks, I was stuck at home, even more restricted than the existing lockdown, keeping my foot above my heart.

The Value of Coaching—Even for a Coach!

  • Posted on: 1 November 2020
  • By: Leonard Shostak

As the pandemic continues on with little end in sight, I reflect back to times before the dysfunctional present. In that world, I was able to deal with and cope with most of life's situations on my own. Now that we have moved to a new time in society, essentially moving backward, I felt that I needed support to deal with the pains in my body that started getting worse. I wanted support that was not rooted in a misguided medical system, as the techniques for dealing with the pain that it gave me were not effective.

The Value of Building a Supportive Community

  • Posted on: 27 July 2020
  • By: Leonard Shostak

It has been about six months since I started taking classes towards becoming a coach; and about three months since I began working with people on identifying and moving towards greater happiness and understanding. And, while it’s been an exciting time in the personal, professional, and civic aspects of my life, it hasn’t been easy or simple. But, as I’ve witnessed in my own life—and the lives of family, friends, and clients—being motivated really helps. It really, really helps.

What motivates you?