Now that my friend coud be a 7th question. Surely my last post resonates? No? Well, a reminder: the Wakefield Doctrine. It’s usefulness, it’s simple explanation of….pretty much everything. Look for it (whatever “it” is) and it can be found, it can be explained by the Doctrine. What a body does after the “explanation” is, well, personal. Throw it in the pot of self-development, simmer, test, taste. It will eventually become a staple you can’t do without.
“It’s not for them, it’s for you” is a common word group found at the Doctrine. As with any tool offered by life coaches, career coaches, and coaches of all manner of things, it’s up to us as individuals to identify the “tools” (in life) that can best assist us in the day to day that is life. For example, during last Saturday night’s Wakefield Doctrine Saturday Night Call In Show, the host of the show offered a personal example (of a clark on roger office interaction). The interaction itself was not an uncommon one. What was “uncommon” was the explanation of the dynamics in play between the clark and roger. Enlightening. When you understand that a person’s actions are guided by their view of the world many “things” start to fall into place. I find it difficult to believe that there aren’t more folks participating in the conversation that is the Wakefield Doctrine. (“I’m not just a spokesperson for the Wakefield Doctrine……” LOL)
Therein lies the challenge. Now don’t get me wrong – it’s particularly encouraging when I talk with someone I have never met and hear her say things I instantly identify with on a basic organic level. Mirroring, if you will, my own “reality”. Such is the nature….of clarks. Molly, aka Seven Ravens is a regular caller/reader of the Wakefield Doctrine. As a fellow clarklike female, it’s a little easier to talk with her than say, a scottian or rogerian woman, without having to “explain” too much about what it is I am trying to say. She already knows what it is I am attempting to express however awkwardly or badly. Because she shares the same view of the world (how she perceives the world). She looks through the same glasses that I do.
The challenge I find lately is how to explain all this Doctrine stuff to people who are not clarks. How do I make it simple? How do I avoid scaring folks? How do I make them think they’re NOT in for a long, boring drawn out explanation of… what? What is the Wakefield Doctrine? It’s not enough to write a post with a few questions. People want more and they want it as simple as possible.
Except I don’t always do simple very well. I have always tried to keep the mantra in mind, “simplicity above all”, yet there are times I find myself forgetting what that entails. For a clark, it means stop the extrapolating. It means act more, think less. It means find the place that feels right without having to think about it.
So, is that the answer to today’s question ” I’m at the Edge. Now what?” Act more, think less? Sure, why not. Time (life) is not static, it is forever on the move and if you don’t move with it, well, you’ll certainly be left behind. If you find your own self at the Edge know this – there’s no better place to be.